For those of you who have had trouble coming off of prednisone......
can you tell me what that looked like? My doctor told me that I should cut back a pill (10mg) every 2 weeks but if I start with cramps again then just go back up for a week and then try it again. Until I get to 20mg. then I need to cut by 5mg every 2 weeks.
I started 20mg on Tuesday (coming from 30mg the past 2 weeks and higher the weeks before that) and on Thursday I wasn't feeling too good again, I was cramping just like before the pred. So I went up to 25mg. and felt a little better last night (Friday). I had hoped to just slowly taper and that my body wouldn't react. But I guess that was too much to hope for.
Can anyone tell me how their body reacted to the taper down of pred.? I am feeling a little lost in all of this. Also what happens next? If my body won't let me go below 25mg or 30mg?
I am just discouraged. I want off of this medicine. I am starting to SEE the side effect and that just depresses me even more.
Diagnosed with CD in Jan. 2008.
Meds Currently on: Prednisone 30mg, Azathioprine, Sulfsalazene, folic Acid, and Ambian for zzzz's.
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