Can you guys help me with Prednisone tapering?
I am getting married in October and I want to get off this Pred asap so maybe some of this moon-face I’m having will go away. I’m so mad I will be fat for and have moon-face in my wedding pics!
I have been on 20mg of pred since early April and I want to start tapering but this is only the second time I’ve ever been on it and I don’t remember how I tapered last time. I would talk to my GI but he’s worthless and I can’t even see him until the end of the month! I have been on Cimzia for about two months now and it’s working well so I’d like to get off the pred.
What I need to know is the best way to taper safely and quickly. I started taking ~15mg the other day by cutting one of my 10s in half and I was thinking a week of 15 then a week of 10 and then two weeks of 5? Is that too fast? I don’t want to do damage in the long run for only the sake of my wedding pics but I want my face back!
Laurenne, 25 Graduate from University of California, Davis. BA-Anthropology
Dx'd w/ IBS and CD in 2002. Three abscesses that are now fistulas.
On: 6MP, 20mg Prednisone, Zoloft, Cimzia (working so well, I'm on Miralax too!)