What do you eat during the day?
Are rectal meds something you'd be interested in trying? I strongly suggest them...
While tapering the prednisone, you could ask the doctor about
an alternating schedule...such as 20, 15, 20, 15, 20, 15...15, 15, 15....15, 10, 15, 10, 15...etc. That's how some other medications are withdrawn.
This was suggested by another UCer a while ago, and I can see how it would work well.
The other option is to add a steroid rectal med to the mix to help with the withdrawal.
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!