First of all I am one of those who LOVES prednisone. But, sounds like you may have some of the side effects others have. I started on 40 mg. - NEVER took any after 8 a.m. so no problem sleeping - took it all at once. I love the nice skin, energy, and it stopped the bleeding. After tapering to 20 mg. started bleeding again - added the 6 MP and now down to 10 mg. and tapering symptoms are worse - moonface is no fun either but ok it the prednisone is working. I am seeing a special specialist June 18 so holding my own until then (I hope). Good luck!
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.