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AlwaysRosie "We can't control the waves, but we can learn how to surf!!"
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UCTD, Inflammatory Arthritis, Crohns, Diverticulosis, Sjogrens
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Don't taper to fast, I always have to taper 10mg a week. It can hurt you if you do it fast. I always have to taper 10mgs down every two weeks......ask your doc about it.
yes, i agree with rosie and styxgirl ...be careful tapering! i went down 10mgs every 2 weeks then 5 mgs every 2 weeks until my script was done. you don't need to run into steroid withdrawal on top of everything else. side effects from prednisone SUCK but steroid withdrawal could be a lot worse for you :( and actually, tapering too fast can make your symptoms worse (the pain and sensativity).
take care and i hope you are feeling better real soon!