Posted 1/25/2016 2:13 PM (GMT -6)
Prednisone is a good rescue medication that buys you time until your other uc maintenance medications have time to kick in. Prednisone is a temporary medication. If your symptoms return as you taper, off of prednisone that's a big waving red flag to stop tapering, stay at your current dose, and call your gastroenterologist (which you did).
A return of symptoms likely means your maintenance medications aren't sufficient. It can mean you're tapering too fast, as well, in some instances.
What are your other uc medications and doses?