Tapering is different for everyone. I started tapering while still flaring due to being at 40mg for 5 weeks. My time was extended due to being rear-ended in a car accident!
My doc told me there's no set rule for tapering. You do it depending on how things are going...it just takes some trial and error in finding out where you went wrong. I started tapering at 5mg/ week sometimes I did alternate doses 10/5/10/5 for a week or two until I felt comfortable.
When I got down to 2.5mg every other days I started seeing mucous again and went up to 10mg than 20mg due to another major life event.
What else are you taking? You need to be taking a maint med to get off the Pred. If you have loose stools at the end I would stick with your dose for a couple days to see if it clears up. I also could have been something you ate. Maybe one of the maint meds need to be changed? Where is your UC located?
Try adding the info in your signature. This will help us evaluate the situation better.
Added a sig! Yesterday I ate wendys (I know not smart, I was in a rush).. Hopefully that was it...
VSL3 DS - 3X a day
6MP - 25MG
LDN - 4.5MG
Fish Oil 3X a day
Prednisone 20MG Daily - Tapering 5mg a week.
Post Edited (Brian Legacy) : 3/28/2012 6:47:48 PM (GMT-6)