Christine - I feel that way about prednisone right now also. I think at 68 I have to do what keeps me going from day to day. Have traveling to do, places to go, things to do!
I have been flaring since diagnosis last June! YIKES! Finally - four days of prednisone and no blood. A few other signs of UC but rarely. I feel good - etc. etc. Rarely have urgency, and have not taken Imodium or Pepto for three weeks. Today started the 6 MP. Feel a little "out of sorts" but no pain, nothing bad YET!