Tapering - what should I expect and polyp question

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CMCD
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Date Joined Feb 2013
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   Posted 3/14/2013 4:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm hoping since so many of you have experience with pred you can help me, this is my first time.  I was on 40 mg. for 9 days, tapered to 20 for 9 days - tomorrow Dr. wants me to go to 10 mg for 4 days, then 5 for 5 days, then 5 every other day for 10...does this sound normal, anything I should expect?
 
Yesterday I went for sigmoidoscopy (sorry if that is spelled wrong).  Dr. took many biopicies, and also took 2 polyps out.  I just had a colonoscopy in Decemeber and (different dr.) took 3 out.  Do they grow that fast or did the first doc miss?
 
Will get results when I go back to Dr. next Wednesday...
 
 
Very new member here - Diagnosed 2/18/13 with UC, after months of tests

45 year old woman - CT, USA

Mesalamine (Lialda), 1.2g 4 pills once a day
Donnatal - 2x a day
Pred 40 mg.
Align
Prilosic

Dr, just took me off (for now):
Canasa Suppositories 1000mg. at night
Hydrocortisone Acetate 25MG suppository at night

garylouisville
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Date Joined Aug 2012
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   Posted 3/14/2013 5:16 PM (GMT -7)   
Do you have any current symptoms?
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CMCD
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Date Joined Feb 2013
Total Posts : 75
   Posted 3/14/2013 5:18 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm still going (soft, not d and no b) 5-7 times a day, and pain that moves around - from my belly button to right to left, moving down. BUT...compared to where I was on Feb. 18 and for almost 2 months before - I consider that good!
Very new member here - Diagnosed 2/18/13 with UC, after months of tests

45 year old woman - CT, USA

Mesalamine (Lialda), 1.2g 4 pills once a day
Donnatal - 2x a day
Pred 40 mg.
Align
Prilosic

Dr, just took me off (for now):
Canasa Suppositories 1000mg. at night
Hydrocortisone Acetate 25MG suppository at night
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