Tapering will cause up and down with some symptoms until the adranal glands kick in to make up for the decline in cortisol.
you might ask the doc for some dicyclomine (10mg to start) to help calm the growlies...
Diet change can help as well somewhat....eating smaller meals more often can help too..
Fibre supplements can help bulk the stools and regulate them as well.
Hope you improve and get off the pred soon.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!