My understanding is that prednisone gets the UC under control and then you use a maintenance medication to stay there. So, if you are still bleeding that is not controlled you will probably have to go back up. I went up from 20 mg. to 25 mg. when I found blood again with mucous and hadn't had any at 30 mg. THEN, started on 6 MP which should kick in about 3 to 6 months for maintenance.
That is my understanding of how it works! Hope you get yours under control soon.
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
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