I've been on Asacol and Prednisone for 1 month today.
I'm currently taking (3) 400mg of Asacol two times per day and 35mg of Prednisone split in half per day.
The dr. said that I can taper the pred by 5mg every 10-14 days. He knows I want off of it but he thinks I still need it for the time being.
I have mild cramps every now and then, formed bowl movements with a small amount of blood. He was encouraged I only have 1-2 bm's per day and that they are formed. He said blood would probably be the last thing to go away and if there isn't a lot of blood not to be to concerned with it.