I got off just fine...I got food poisoning at the same time I was on my lowest dose (10 mg every other day) so things were a bit loose poop-wise, but not urgent. Whether that was from the food poisoning or from quitting pred, or a combination, who knows, but it cleared up within a week or so, and I've been great ever since.
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Status: Remission since May 2009!
Symptoms began in November 2008, ~4 weeks after giving birth to my son
Diagnosed with pancolitis on 1/30/09
Meds: Apriso (4 0.375g pills ONCE!! daily), mesalamine enema twice weekly, Natural Factors Ultimate probiotic 12/12 Formula, multivitamin. Used prednisone (starting dose 40 mg) to get into remission.