Hi...I've not been on prednisone, but from what I've read...the tapering can cause a set-back of symptoms until the adrenal glands kick in to start conpensating for the decreased dosage of pred.
I would suggest you call the doc and ask for a rectal med such as Rowasa or a steroid liquid or foam enema to help with the urgency in the rectum to help lessen the likelihood of rebound symptoms.
How long were you on the 10mg?
Have you never been on any 5ASA meds in the past...such as ASacol or any of the rectal meds before being on pred?
Welcome to the forum if I've not passed that on before.
*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg; Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!