Thank you much for your reply and encouragement and congratulations on your normal liver levels. It seems that 10mg is giving you some relief while keeping your levels normal. The weight thing drives me crazy I work our everyday and stay away from carbs but still the weight goes up and down I guess it is just something we have to deal with being on prednisone, since at least it is working for the liver. Do they plan on redoing your liver biopsy to see if they can wean you down farther or to check on inflamation. I have has mixed options on whether to have the biopsy done again or not. My hepatalogist feels it is necessary to be sure the inflamation is gone before she start to wean me off the presnsione she feels that sometimes the prednsione will masked the inflamation and then when you try to wean it comes back worse. She said with autoimmune if you relapse it is worse and then you need to go back to square one.
I guess it is better to be sure but not looking forward to another biopsy around the holidays but at least I did not feel anything during the biopsy because of the rug they gave me. So many people say it is so painful but I did not feel anything for some reason the doctors do not offer the drug but the nurse told me to ask for it and it was great.
I have had a couple of endoscopes and no they are not painful you are out and do not feel anything.
My doctor feels if I stay with normal liver levels for 6 months I have a good chance of staying in remission and being able to wean off the prednisone. I hope that is the case but from what I have read here it does not seem like anyone has successfully weaned of the prednisone without taking something else in its place.