I've never used pred. I recently started 6mp and I have hopes for that. I used Lialda which you mentioned you were using. It never did a good job for me. Maybe you could investigate a different type of mesalamine like asacol or the new one, apriso.
I hope you are able to nip it in the bud and you feel better soon.
UC diagnosed 10/05, first symptoms 1983
6mp * asacol 12/daily * rowasa pm * cortifoam am
Culturelle Probiotic - prilosec - metamucil capsules
past rx: colozal, lialda, canasa
i can't complain, but sometimes i still do. lifes been good to me so far. -joe walsh