Julee - I'm on the oral pred for my kidneys so, that is why I am not tapering 'yet', (sorry I did not provide that info earlier), was hoping since I was on the pred for that it would help w/my UC. I don't really think it has though. I was on the pred for a few weeks and my flare just got worse and worse and that's when I went on the steroid e's, i've been on the pred for nearly 2.5 mos now and the steroid e's for 2 mos. Was tapering every other day a week ago and this time, tried to go two days in between the taper.
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 150mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 80mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.