How to use Prednisone??

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KAB18A
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   Posted 8/21/2010 6:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi All,
 
Just wondering if anyone uses prednisone as a one off dose just to get you through a flare up?  I am due to have my treatment next week but have a big day this Sunday and just want to use a one off dose of prednisone to get me through it.  Not sure when to take it to have maximum effect.  I am only talking 10mg dose a the most maybe over two days?
 
Thanks for the help!

sjkly
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   Posted 8/21/2010 6:51 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't know what you mean by one off. Do you take prednisone everyday-I asume you don't.

First, I am not a doctor so can't give you medical advise but you should talk to your doctor about taking prednisone in any amounts...


When I was traveling to my sister's house for the holidays and knew I would want to play with the baby boys all weekend I took a small dose for several days. I told my rhuemy about it at my next appoinment which was right after the trip.
If I had called her and asked she would have given me a dose pack. With her permission I know keep one in the house and call her when I want to start using it-then she sends me a replacement script.

KAB18A
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   Posted 8/21/2010 10:34 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the response. I don't take prednisone daily. I used to while I was trying to get pregnant but now that I am on Mabthera infusions every 6 months I don't need to. I try to avoid steriods mainly for how I feel when I am coming off them. But Sunday is a very important day and needs me to be on my feet a lot so I just want to take something to get me through. I have heard that one-off or short doses of prednisone reduces side effects. I have spoken to my rheumy about before and he is happy for me to take prednisone like this as and when I need it, but because I have not done very often don't know when to take for maximum effect and minimum side effects. I will call to discuss with him tomorrow though. Thanks again for your help.

sjkly
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   Posted 8/22/2010 1:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yup-start it two days before you need it and the day after.
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