I've been on 60 mg of pred for 5 days, and split the doses into one morning and one at 5:00 pm. I eat dinner at around 6:00, and usually have something in the evening because I am desperately trying to keep up my protein levels.
I had a slow day at work here yesterday, so was searching around on this forum, and found a thread about sleeping on your back. Many people posted saying that sleeping on your left side (which is what I do) is a sure-fire guarantee to be up and running to the bathroom every 15 minutes. So I slept on my back last night (with my heating pad), slept straight through until 5:30, got up once and went back to sleep until the alarm went off. Still had the usual morning runs, but to actually sleep!
I am seeing my GI today and am going to ask about rectal meds.
This forum is so helpful!
Gale--New York Diagnosed with UC 6/9/08
On Asacol 4 pills 3x/day
Iron supplement, fish oil, magnesium, caltrate D, cerefolin NAC,
probiotics, alpha lipoic acid.