Hi..welcome to the forum!
It's unfortunate your symptoms have flared during the pred taper...you should, however, ask your doc for some rectal meds to help while you're getting off the pred.
Did you just lower the incriment of pred? from what..15?
you could also stagger the taper....go back up to 15, 15, 15, 15...10, 15, 10, 15, 10, 15, 10....10, 10, 10, 10....etc.
Hope you feel better soon and that your exam goes smoothly.
*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 !!!