My thoughts were the same - short burst of prednisone to have a great cruise - unless prednisone gives you immediate side effects. Personally, I wish I could take more prednisone but I am older and not afraid of future problems! As for 6 MP - the side effects when my doctor raised me to 75 from 50 were immediate but if they are too bad you can drop 6 MP immediately with no problems also. I also have protosigmoiditis up about 30 cm. Only on rectal meds and this week and next last of the prednisone! Doing well and nearly in remission. I am happy with "nearly".
Good luck and have fun on the cruise! Do you take pepto bismal - that can cause black stool!
As you know, I take small doses of Imodium when traveling. Going to NC for a few days next month. Already planning later flights, etc. and taking my Imodium regularly after morning BM, etc. Always has worked for me and prescribed by my doctor.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
Cannot tolerate mesalamines. New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now. Hope it works!
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.