Prednisone Taper Question

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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:00 AM (GMT -6)   
Today is the 7th day my son is at 40mg of Prednisone. Tomorrow he is to drop to 30mg for one week, then to 20mg...

He is improved, but still 2-3 trip to the bathroom per day, semi formed, no blood for a couple days.

Is it really time to drop down his dose or does he need to stay at 40 until things really get solid and better? We see the doctor tomorrow and I will ask him, but son will already be at 30 then.

The pred kicked in really quickly for my daughter! It seems to take a bit longer for my son. Last flare it took 13 days before we saw any change.

Mom of Son 17 UC dx 07/02, Prednisone 40mg, Lailda 2 am & 2 pm, Azasan 75mg, Cortafoam (when flaring), folic acid, L. Reuteri, Culturelle, Zyrtec, Iron, Vit/Min

Daughter 10 UC dx 08/07 Prednisone 20mg am & 20mg pm, Colazal 750mg x 4, 6MP 25mg, Iron, Vit/Min., Culturelle

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 7/1/2009 7:24 AM (GMT -6)   
I had that same thing happen when I was on pred. My docotor told me to go ahead and drop my dose as scheduled even though I was not seeing a complete improvement in symptoms. I did and as I dropped my symptoms returned...I had to go back up for a few weeks and then start to drop down again. My doctor is VERY conservative though so yours my tell you something different. Sometimes I think mine is too conservative with his treatment.
Dx 2006 right after the birth of my daughter
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