especially once you have gotten down to 20 after being on high doses you need to taper very slowly to let the adrenals get used to working again. the fastest you should go is 2.5 a week after 20 and sometimes by 1mg if you need to. i think the only time this doesnt apply is if you had a medrol (sp) dose pack or a short burst of prednisone, then you can come down faster. there is a lot of research on the net about this and there is a schedule that i am following that ill try to find the link and ill post it in there. but my GI is adamant about the going down by small increments, especially becasue i have been on it for 5 months or so.
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 BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^