I was on and off (mostly on) prednisone for 2 1/2 years. I slowly tapered off the prednisone and my GI raised my Asacol dose to 4800mg/day. I take 6 in the morning and 6 at night. I think I was more around 9 tablets a day and he upped it to 12 tablets a day. For me, that was all it took and I experienced remission for about
2 years. However, I am now flaring and am using Canasa suppositories as needed. Think positively!! I know, for sure, that is much easier said than done, but good luck.