Prednisone usually helps get symptoms under control. Hopefully, you'll get some relief and not have to be on it too long. The longer you're on it at higher doses, the more likely you'll experience unwanted side effects.
I'd recommend you check out "Listen to Your Gut" by Jini Patel Thompson. The author is an IBD sufferer herself. The book covers treatment options from drugs to various alternative methods. A specific diet is provided to help stop intestinal bleeding.
Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis spring 1999
Maintenance dose sulfasalazine
Probiotics, l-glutamine and fish oil caps