I did varying doses, 5mg to 40mg, for 2.5 years before opting for surgery. Just make sure that while you are taking prednisone that you are involved in regular weight bearing exercise and taking calcium supplements. Long term prednisone use is considered 4 months at any dosage.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free