Just thought id share my experience that have worked well with pred, the trick i use which isnt really conventional and may not work for everyone but i start on 30 mg a day which usually gets my symptoms under control within the first few days, i do this for a week then i go down to 25mg if at that stage im feeling fine i have the 25mg every other day for 7 days instead of everyday which personally helps me taper off the steroids better.
Dont know if anyone else has had luck doing it this way?
diagnosed with U.C since 2009 originally proctitis now all large intestine
Tom Yates - Male - 25 - Nottingham UK
Current meds: Azathaprine 150mg a day occasional coli foam enemas, saloflak (mesalasine)
when in flare 8 week course of pred 40mg a day then taper 5mg a week
Natural tabs: probiotics, , probiotic yogurt, wheat grass powder, vitamin D and now trying nicotin and licorice root,