They might ask for endoscopy before long. If the bleeding continues at 35mgs of pred, then I believe you are going to have to go for either thiopurines (azathioprine, imuran, or 6mp) and/or biologics (remicade/humira). Biologics are the faster of the two, by far. Bleeding at that high of a dosage of pred, means you have some pretty severe underlying inflammation going on and you need MUCH stronger maintenance meds to get off of the pred (the mesalamines solo aren't enough for you).
Certainly keep your gasteroenteroligist up-to-date on the symptoms you are experiencing. I wouldn't mention one-day episodes, but I would mention new trends (like if the blood is consistent for the next several days).
Slower pred tapers aren't miraculous. Neither are alternative dosing day-to-day. Those techniques are most helpful when you're 12mgs or less a day of pred, and trying to wean off the very last bit of it.
Oh, and could you do us all a favor and add a signature with your current meds? Click the My Profile link (purple bar near the top of the page). Click Edit Profile. Enter the meds and dosages you are currently on within the Signature box and then click Submit. I had to to some digging in your post history, just to remember those things
Post Edited (iPoop) : 2/4/2019 6:32:42 AM (GMT-7)