I just wanted to post this in case anyone is suffering like I was. I had a horrible flare up a year ago (from taking an antibiotic) and had to go on Prednisone. It took me months to get off of Prednisone but what helped me taper and has helped me since is cutting out all sugar and most gluten. I know everyone is different but I believe this was a life saver for me. I never thought I could cut out sugar and gluten, but I did it (I still cheat sometimes) and I am so much healthier. I still take Apriso everyday.
I hope this helps some people. A year ago I was suffering so bad and I am doing just fine now which I believe is due to my diet (somewhat of a Paleo diet). If you have any questions, I would be happy to help!
34 year old female, diagnosed w/ left sided UC on 4/6/09
1 Rowasa enema nightly
Liada 4 pills a day
Apriso 4 pills a day
Also taking Synthroid and Lexapro
Currenlty trying Gluten Free diet while tapering off of Prednisone (had a bad flare Sept-Oct 2012)