You could go back to the 10mg maybe and alternate tapering...
19, 5, 10, 5, 10, 5, 5, 5, ....etc
When you want to get to the next incriment, do the same process.
You might want to ask the doc for rectal meds to help keep that area calmer while tapering. Maybe the steroid enemas since it will have a teeny bit of the steroid absorbed into the bloodstream via the colon. That amount might help the tapering of pred.
Hope you feel better soon,
Welcome to the forum!
*Heather* Status..Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!