I was trying to taper but then flared again really badly, so upped to 30, then 25 with some success...then talked to my doc (via the nurse) on Friday about
what had been going on. Her instructions were to take 40 for one day (which I did Friday), then 30 for about
two weeks then report back. I'm doing much better.
Maybe this would work for you. You were smart to go ahead and up it when you got worse and not wait.
How wonderful to have a vacation coming up! You'll be fine....
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...