He seemed a little annoyed with the lack of a plan that I got from my GI to taper off the pred, and was surprised I was still on it (guess he thought I was just gonna do a short dose). But then again I was annoyed with that GI as well.
So he wrote out a big old plan for me, as he agrees I'm having withdrawl symptoms. I hope it's slow enough. He said we could go to 1 mg a week if we have to, but he thinks this will work.
I'm at 10 today, so tomorrow he wants me to go down to 8 mg for the next 5 days. Then 7 mg for 2 days, then 6 mg for 5 days. Then 5 mg for 2 day. Then 4 mg for 3 days, 3 mg for 3 days, 2 mg for 3 days, 1 mg for 3 days, then off. Kinda crazy huh? Never heard of this taper schedule. But better then what my GI told me, which was pretty much nothing. LOL I just hope I can taper like this with no problems! Wish me luck!
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Currently taking Prednisone: tapered to 2.5 mg *eek*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).