Now that is a good question! My instructions after the scope ....
40mg for one week, 30 mg. for one week, 20 mg. for two weeks and call the doctor. There was 3 refills so that would mean four months. I am second week, second day on 30 mg. He only mentioned maintenance medication as I cannot take mesalamines of any kind - reactions to everything including enemas, etc. SO - that is where I stand at this moment. If I felt like the last few days I would be happy but I know things will change when I taper. I do have a mild/moderate problem which I am thankful for. I can "live with" some of the symptoms so complete remission is not something I feel I HAVE to have but woudl like.
68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Colonoscopy 10/28 showed only few cm. left to heal in rectum - tried Proctofoam for weeks - no luck.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
Tried hydrocortisone for two weeks with no change.
2/3/2009 - sigmoidoscopy showed about 30 cm. involved but mild - starting on prednisone only 40 mg. taper on 2/7/2009.