With UC, the rectum will still be the last to heal from a flare, and the symptoms with low in the rectum inflammation can be formed stools and urgency.
Continue with the rectal meds for a while after you're completely off the pred....then once you're back to normal, you can consider to taper them.
Now, as a helpful statement....recognise these symptoms for when you start to flare, the opposite is true, and don't wait for diarrhea to occur, which means higher inflammation. Oh, and if you have a spell of constipation before that, for sure it's a flare.
Keep us posted as to your progress.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!