Hi I was in hospital myself a week ago for a week. I am on 35mg of prednisolone at present aswell as 200mg of imuran and mesalazine granules 3grams a day. i am on the max of most things. If your doctor reduces your steroids to quickly, you will relapse as your boody needs to reduce steroids over a period of time. My Gi suggests that you should reduce your steroids by 5mg a week until you have gotten off them. Also imuran takes about
4 - 6 weeks roughly to get into your system properly. So hang in there and see how you go. I have had ulcerative colitis for 11 years now and have had many flares but no surgery. Also make sure when taking steroids for long periods of time make sure you keep your imune system up and healthy because the steroids will reduce your imune system and you will be more prone to catching other illnesses. Take it from me. The week i was in hospital i had A kidney infection, pneumonia, abscess in bowel, thrush and cold sores. All from my imune system being low and long periods of steroids.
Hope this helps take care of you xxx