Posted 7/2/2015 2:30 PM (GMT -7)
I'm going through the same thing right now. I was going about 9x a day, semi formed. Started prednisone and it went to 12x a day, with blood, all liquid, mucus, and pain. I stayed on 40mg for 2.5 weeks, and decided to do a quick taper coming down 5mg every 5 days. I'm on 25mg as of today, and feeling how I was before I started prednisone. Hoping to see some improvements now though. If I start to see improvements I'll do a slower taper but I wanted to come off it quick since it wasn't doing anything.
My pharmacist told me that for some people it can cause stomach/GI issues which can make symptoms worse, and that 40mg was most likely just too strong for me. Also, your colon can't really heal while on prednisone since it knocks out your immune system.