Tapering the prednisone can give you some bad side effects. I was very shaky and nervous when I got down to 20 mgm too, so I took 20mgm one day and 25 the next for a week and then tried the 20 mgm and 15 mgm on alternate days, etc. This seemed to help. Now down to 10 mgm....yipppeeeeee!!! Hope to get off completely in a week or two. Still on the Cort enemas and Canasa though for the Ulcerative Proctitis.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Meds as of June 09: Colazal (6 per day), 6MP (50 mgm), Probiotic (upped to 3 per day), Fish oil capsule, calcium, multivitamin, Cort enema nightly, Canasa in morning. Also taking Benicar and Toprol to control high blood pressure. Getting old is a b****.