I was on 40 mg. for one week, 30 mg. for one week, 20 mg. two weeks and bleeding (that had gone about 4 days into 40 mg.) returned mixed mostly with mucous but every day since. I was on 20 mg. for 4 weeks when doc also put me on 6MP - 50 mg. (this is supposed to kick in and take over as I taper prednisone). After trying to get someone on the phone about tapering when bleeding again - I decided to raise prednisone to 25 mg. on my own for a week or so and then try calling again. This is so different for everyone I find from reading here. I also have a mild to moderate case, I think! Two days on 25mg. and less blood today but also only one BM (small at that). I will give it the weekend anyway!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Cannot tolerate mesalamines, Canasa, etc. Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred.
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. for two more weeks. Bleeding returned - no call back from doc so I upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own - 6MP - 50 mg. 4/2/2009
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.