Have you flared when tapered off Cortifoam?

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   Posted 2/18/2009 5:45 PM (GMT -6)   
Just entered my first real flare since being diagnosed teo years ago. I beleive it happened around the time I tapered off of Cortifoam, after using it every nt for 2 weeks, then every other nt for 1 week.
Dr, said he didnt think that's what caused it. I don't buy that. I get the sense he's trying to save face that it didn't work.
What's your experience been w this?
Dx: Dec. 2006 with UC
F, 23, NYC
Thank G-d - Prednisone then 6MP, Rowasa and Asacol brought remission
Now Asacol 4tabs 2x a day.
Reduced to 2tabs 2x a day. Soon had a very mild flare. Upped to 6 tabs 2x a day. Rowasa enemas nightly. Soon replacing that with Cortifoam (generic). Dr. says it's like shooting a mouse with an elephant gun....
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   Posted 2/18/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Well...someone who is far more informed will be able to give you better info but here is my experience! (slightly different in that I went "cold turkey")
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