i have the same problem with haveinhg to pee so much during the night. im on 40 mg pred. its probably water weight you are losing but it does sound like a lot. keep yourself REALLY hydrated during the day even tho it makes you go at night. the night sweats are awful for me and i get hot flashes too so thats normal also. dropping from 40 to 20 sounds like a bad idea to me however. i know that i cant personally do that it wrecks my system and thats a really huge drop. my doc says you should never go more than 5 at a time and as you get lower you have to drop even lower amounts at a time. but if your doc is confident with it then go for it. at least youll start having less side effects. mine start to ease at around 20 mg.
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
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