You should not just stop taking prednisone, that may be making all these pains worse. Is your back pain muscular or what, can you tell? I always worry it's my kidneys, that's where the pain is but my kidneys always test OK. I get chest pain from stiffness in my rib cage, have you tried any arthritis meds? I admit I take Aleve for my back pain, which does get worse sometimes when I'm flaring. Anyway, Aleve is not the best idea, not good for UC, so I hope you can reach your doctor for some guidance.
Sorry you are suffering with these symptoms in addition to the UC, while trying to work! Ugh.
49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares.
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion), trying Curamin.
Flaring, seasonal? or supplements too harsh? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 20-30 after several really bad days. Waiting for insurance decison on Humira...soon...