I am almost on week 2 of prednisone on an 8 week taper. I have not been difinitively diagnosed yet. I was on prednisone before and my symptoms came back within days of stopping the steroid. I am not a fan of the prednisone and would like to stop it. My GI does not recommend that yet. I don't understand what the big deal is. If my symptoms come back can't I just increase the dose of the prednisone until it is under control again? I have a scope scheduled the end of this month. I don't want to take medication that I don't absolutely need.