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Yes, 10mg weekly taper does sound fast.
Last year, I dealt with a year long flare where I was originally on pentasa, and it eventually became ineffective for me. So, I had a colonoscopy , and my doctor decided to put me on 40mg prednisone to calm down the flare and 50mg 6mp for maintenance. My symptoms went away, tapered off the prednisone, and my symptoms reappeared about a week after fully tapering. (I tapered 5mg weekly) So my doctor put me back on the prednisone, and the same thing happened again.
We finally decided the 6mp was not doing anything for me, so I started Remicade , and that was what finally put me back in remission. I think what I am trying to say is if you try tapering several times and your symptoms reappear, it is a sign that you need to switch to a different maintenance medication.

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