Hi....I hope you improve quickly on the new meds.
Regarding the lower dosage of pred when you get there...you can alternate dosages...5, 2.5, 5, 2.5, .... 2.5, 2.5, 2.5.....and maybe you'll have to divide that??? if you're having symptoms.
The other option is to add a rectal med as well....maybe a steroid one to help with your taper....but I would think that a 5ASA would be best to start when you're tapering anyway..
Aza is Imuran. It'll also help you get off pred (how I understand it).
Keep us posted as to how you're doing..
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas 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 !!!