Geez, I was on 80mg at once. 40 was almost normal after that. Amazingly though, I never got hungry while on the pred when I was doing scd, but once i started eating crap again, I was ravenous. I did have a HUGE problem with my pred making it through the day at any dose. It would work for about 6 hours and stop. When I split the dose, same thing.
I did take a small stint of pred, 40 one day, 30 the next, then 20, 10, 5, each day. I was eating total crap, the worst food I could find, and it worked better. When I was taking the 80mg and so forth for a longer time, I didn't crave food, was still sick, and wasn't eating anything, and it wasn't working. When I tried the 5 day short trip, I had been eating more, got depressed, and decided to eat sick or not. And it worked, go figure.
I have decided I have no idea how pred works...total crap shoot for me.
Thank goodness I started remicade so now I won't ever have to experiment to find out!
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child... meds worked randomly
SCD and vit e enema remission for 18 months and had another drug free baby 10/06
Let flare get out of control and even steroids wouldn't work 7/07 - docs wanted surgery
lialda x4 daily and started remicade 10/26/07