I've been flaring since the beginning of July. I started 40 mgs of Pred about 2 weeks ago after a recent colonoscopy showed severe inflammation in the rectum (the rest of my colon looked perfect).
This is my first time taking Prednisone and luckily, so far it's been pretty uneventful side effects-wise. It has definitely helped my symptoms - I'm now having pretty normal bowel movement 2-3 times a day, no more cramping, and only a tiny bit of blood. My doc just told me to start tapering off at 5mgs a week. I'm very happy that she's the kind of Dr. that wants me on Pred for as short a course as possible but I'm wondering if this seems too soon? I'm very worried about sliding back into a flare. From what I've read here, it seems that every GI has a different approach to tapering, but wondering what your thoughts are in my situation...
36 year old female, Diagnosed with ulcerative procitis 9/16. Currently in second flare, 4 Lialda a day, Hydrocort/Mesalamine enemas. Diet - gluten free and vegetarian, Culturelle probiotic, Turmeric drops, L-Glutamine powder, multi-vitamin, liquid iron.