I'm not on 6MP, but rhere are several on here who are. From what I've heard and read, though, it seems odd that he's having you wean off of pred first. It's my understanding that they keep you on pred while you start 6MP, decreasing the dose of pred while increasing the dose of 6MP, because 6MP can take a while to start working and the pred helps keep your symptoms under control until the 6MP kicks in. Or are you not getting any help at all from the pred?
Anyway, good luck, and I hope it works for you.
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).