It took me 5 months to taper off the prednisolone. I was off for 3 weeks, then wham, pain and more pain...ultrasound showed an inflamed ileum. Now I'm back on 30mg...5 days later, ultrasound shows distension but no inflammation. Good news. Bad news...Looks like 3-4 months of tapering....just after I've finally lost all the pred weight. FML!