I just saw my GI this afternoon, and he said for me to start taking 10mg of pred every other day, then to quit after I go for an interview on April 23-24 (my primary goal in treatment right now was to be well for my interview). He said he thinks taking 10mg every other day actually works better to get your adrenal glands going again.
There are a lot of different schools of thought on pred, it seems.
And don't be too mad with your GI about diet...what makes UC symptoms worse is so individualistic, he's not going to be able to tell you what to avoid. It really is something you just have to figure out for yourself.
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son.
Eased for ~3 weeks in December, possibly b/c of probiotic use?
Returned in January 2009 (with a vengeance), diagnosed with pancolitis on January 30.
Currently taking Asacol (400mg 4 pills 3x daily), Rowasa nightly,
40mg 30mg 20mg 15mg 10mg of Prednisone (quick taper), Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).