Typically one responds to pred quicker than that but I was on pred for over 2 years and I wouldn't ever say that my flare was totally controlled. I always had bleeding and I always had more frequency. The difference was that I felt better on pred and could go to work. Are you sure about your dosage? 4ea 50mg pills sounds like a lot of pred!!
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free