Argh I completely know your frustration! I finished taking my Pred (5mg) on the 2nd day of my holiday 2 weeks ago and by the 5/6th day I was rushing to the toilet several times and just generally feeling gross. I went back on 15mg to keep me going until I see the consultant on Monday which has helped. I don't have any tips for you but just wanted to say I know what you mean!
22 year old female, from the UK.
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis Jan '08, Proctosigmoiditis Jan '09.
Hospitalised Jan '09 for 3 days IV Hydrocortisone - had no effect!
Hospitalised Feb '09 for 7 days (5 days - IV Hydrocortisone)
Currently taking daily:
15mg Prednisolone tablets (tapering from 40mg, came off at 5mg then back up to 15mg)
1g Acetarsol suppository every other night (Previously taking 5mg Pred suppository)
1g Mesalazine granules x 2
7.5mg Zopiclone (taken when needed for sleeping)
10mg Citalopram (anti-anxiety/depression)