Tapering question

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Shelliesv
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Date Joined Apr 2009
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   Posted 5/17/2009 10:00 PM (GMT -6)   
I was on 10mg of pred a day which I had been tapering down from 40 then I was hospitalized and they put me on 60mg for 2 days and gave me a dose pack. At the end of the dose pack I'll be at 4mg for one day - should I then go back to 10 or jump to 5 and stay there for my final week? Now I'm all confused!
37 year old mom of 2.

Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis 1995 (24 years old) / Ulcerative Colitis in 2000 (29 years old)
In remission for 4 years from 2005 - 3/2009 with colazol maintenance only.

Hospitalized for flare 3/23/09 - 3/25/09. Hospitalized 2nd time for same flare 4/17 - 4/22

Current Meds: Remicade, Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 10mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle

Had 1st Remicade infusion in the hospital 4/22/09, 2nd infusion 5/7/09 (I think the first infusion put me in remission!)


subdued
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Date Joined Dec 2008
Total Posts : 3231
   Posted 5/17/2009 11:16 PM (GMT -6)   
I'm kind of confused. Usually, when you tapper off prednisione, you take increasingly lower dosages until you are no longer taking any. And if you are doing well, why would you want to increase your dosage? What does your GI say?
Joy - 47 yrs and counting
Colitis Dec 06 (also have IBS)
Currently in remission
Don't expect your doctor to cure your health problems. Your health is your responsibility.

Lexapro (for stress), Probiotics and Vitamins (a whole bunch of them)
Avoid HFCS, foods high in fructose, artificial sweeteners
When flaring: eat anti-inflammatory foods, avoid pro-inflammatory foods
Previous treatments: Fecal transplantation (worked), Prednisone (stopped working), Colazal (stopped working), Asacol (stopped working)

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