It's VERY common to take pred while starting on 6mp, because 6mp can take a while to kick in, and the pred keeps the symptoms under control in the mean time.
You should both be aware that there are some SERIOUS long-term side effects, such as osteoporosis, that can result from prednisone use, and that aren't as noteciable as other side effects like insomnia and moonface. I'd much rather have surgery than use prednisone extensively.
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, Culturelle probiotic, and Zoloft (25 mg).