Wow that's an extremely fast taper and course of pred, not sure that's going to have any lasting affect though.Yes, most of us feel a lot better very fast on pred. Pred stops the immune attack and gives our bodies time to heal, a process which can take weeks, a month or more (which why longer courses of pred are often recommended). You still have looser bms as you have not healed fully, yet. We have many different levels of firmness in poops, see the bristol stool chart: https://jerseyshoregastro.com/bristol-stool-chart/
As you taper, lookout for signs of the flare returning, you might start seeing more blood, experiencing more urgency, more bms a day, less formed, etc.
If your flare starts returning as you taper, immediately go back to your last safe-dosage of pred and call your gasteroenteroligist asap. Likely you'll hold at that safe dosage longer, give the pred more time, and then attempt the taper again. Generally the biggest healing affect is 20-40mgs a day of pred, and many of us have trouble when getting down to 10-20mgs of pred. Not guaranteed but just be vigilant/aware and do not forge boldly/blindly ahead with a taper when things are regressing. It's best to be 90% or more healed before you get below 20mgs of pred, you should have solid stools, no/limited urgency, no/limited blood, etc.
Blood is generally bright red when fresh, and gets darker the older it is. Older blood could have pooled in the rectum overnight while you were awake. Older blood can come from higher up in the large intestine (sigmoid colon on the left side, tranverse colon horizontal past your belly button, or right-side). There's lots of potential false-positives when self-diagnosing blood in stool, especially darker colored blood that could be jsut partially digested seeds, fruit skins, and other food residue that's been changed in color trough stomach acids, enzymes, and the like.
You're still flaring, so you're going to see occasional blood and experience cramps/discomfort until you've fully healed and enter a remission.
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Rx: Remicade @5mgs/kg/6wks; daily 75mgs 6MP, 4.8g generic-Lialda, and rowasaYou never really appreciate what you've got until it's gone. Toilet paper is a good example.