Please help me to find out. I am on Prednisone, started with 2,5mg a day, I was flarring up, then I got some pack of higher dose - Methylprednisolone for the second time in my life - 10mg startng from 6 pills, then 5, 4, 3, 2,1 every day. After I stayed on 5 mg a day - I flared up after 2-3 days after finishing the pack. Then some Prednisone shots - I was good for 2 weeks, shots again - 3 weeks and bad flare up. They put me on higher dose of Prednisone - 10mg starting 6 pills-3 days, 5pills for 2 days, 4 for 2 etc. I am still taking them and really feeling great!!!! But as time is comming to the end of the medication ( I still have 1 more week) I am worrying that I will flare up again soon after I will finish them.
Please tell me:
1) How much was the highest dose of Prednisone did you take and how was it taken?
2) What side efects did you experienced?
3) For how long period of time did you take it / or still taking it?
I just think I would love to stay on the high dose until can take the Humira, to just live normal life but I don't know yet what is the plan of my rheumy and if he whants to do that. What are precautions etc.. Please just answer above 3 questions, I would really appreciate it! Thank you!!!!!!!!