just a quick jump in on the conversation....when my joints are super painful & narcotics and tylenol aren't enough...i'll take 20mg to 40mg of prednisone and it works pretty quick. i do however have to taper....30mg, 25, 20, 25, 10, etc....because i get some wicked withdrawel symptoms.
so yeah, for me....the benefits of the prednisone happen quickly.
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Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures (under control!). MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions 300mg Q3weeks; Intra-articular knee injections when needed; Mercaptopurine 50mgQD plus 75mg weekly; Mesalamine 4GramsQD; Prednisone 10mgQD mantainance; Entocort 9mgQD; Meclizine; Augmentin; Tigan 300mg; Reglan; LidoDerm Patches; Diazepam 5mg for AS back spasms; Rozerem 8mg; Dilaudid 4mg tabs for pain.