Beth, I think Pred taper is the same no matter what you're taking it for. It will change based on how long you've been on the Pred, though. The reason you have to taper is to give your body a chance to start making its own steroids. When we take oral Pred, it makes our adrenal glands stop producing it. Then we have to taper slowly because if the adrenals don't kick back in and start releasing hormones, your whole body system can crash.
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Current meds are Colazal, Azathioprine and Remicade. Completely off steroids for more than a year now! In remission since April, 2006. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
Now tapering Azathioprine, please pray for me.