I just started last night, and I'm only on one pill (50mg), so I probably don't apply to the orginal message. My doc did keep me on the Lialda though until I get better. The imuran takes so long to start working that it seems like you shouldn't stop stuff till it's been a few months. I plan on stopping mine ASAP, but I stopped it cold turkey a while back and got sicker. I had done some other stuff too, most likely that since I didn't get better when I started the lialda, but... My doc said you don't have to taper it, but I'm just worried about stopping it before the imuran kicks in.
Good luck with the pred taper.
dx 4/05 with pancolitis UC after birth of my second child...
18 months of vit e enema and scd remission
Flare since 7/07...almost to surgery, now almost well through mostly natural stuff
Trying to make up the difference with...
Remicade 10/26, 11/09, next 12/3
Imuran 50mg at night 11/11
Been there, tried that....