I have been on prednisone since 8/2006. Everytime I hit low doses, I get really sick (can't eat, nauseous.....). I am bleeding alittle now and have like 2-3 bm's a day. IF I could get off the prednsione and see through the sickness, is it abnormal to still bleed? I guess what I am asking is: are there uc'ers out there that are not on prednisone but just some blood everyday and they just deal with it or is it just unexceptable to bleed? I have an appt to get my colon removed in feb of 2008 but, of course, would like to avoid it, if possible.