Hi iPoop. You may have been on the pred long enough for the other meds you are on to fully take effect and begin to heal your colon on top of the Pred. So as you taper your are holding steady due to the other meds.
I've tapered Pred 3 times since February. The first was a disaster but the second went well. I dropped at 5 mg increments. On some drops I would have a day or two where things would have to settle but hold steady. I attributed this to the Apriso, Rowasa and 6 mp doing its job.
I just got a flex sig done and still have patchy inflammation and am tapering Pred once again. I started at 30 for 5 days, 20 for 7 days and then will go to 10 for 7 days. Things seem to be ok for now. They also upped my 6 mp from 50 to 75. So I am hoping that will keep me steady again as I continue to drop.
I hope that things continue going well for you. I know at one point that you were looking towards Remicade if the 6 mp didn't work for you. I'm in a similar boat to you and am hoping that the 6 mp is taking its time to heal me.
32, Diagnosed November 2012, Left sided UC
6mp 75 mg
VSL#3 DS, multi vitamin, biotin, b-complex, vit d, l glutamine, psyllium