I saw in another thread where you said you planned to taper off your prednisone faster than your doctor wants you to. I just wanted to caution you against doing this, because if you taper too quickly, you'll do MUCH more damage (ie, potentially kill yourself) than if you taper at a reasonable rate. If you really want to taper more quickly, speak with your doctor and see if he'll adjust the taper so that it's faster, but still safe.
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.