I have been on and off pred. for many years. I've had several doctors tell me that anything over 40 is a waste. This was after several weeks at 60 & 80 mil.(PA wrote the script and I was not informed at the time) I have been prescribed many times over the last 15 years what's called a prednisolone dose pack. This is easy to take because it tapers for you. I would check it out because of the ease of use. Just be careful. 10 days is plenty because you will know if it is helping. I wish I could do the taper pack. Unfortunately I have been stuck at 35 mg. for 6 months. Not all that unusual for me. I call prednisone the wonder drug but only if it is a short course. I have had Iatrogenic Cushing's Syndrome for years and it not fun. My Adrenal System is a mess and trying to wean off has always been a major problem. It takes me months t get off it. Alas it is the only thing that has kept me relatively blockage free. If it works for you do it but only as you say in short bursts. You know your body best.
Formal diagnosis 3/2006, IBS 1992, Degenerative Arthritis Facet block and RFA, Seizure Disorder, Severe Carpal Tunnel both hands, SVT arrythmia, 2004 cardiac Ablation
Cushings Syndrome(thanks Prednisone), Asthma, Multiple Laps for ovarian adhesion to bowel, C/5 & 6 disc herniation - plate with screws, resistant to anethesia/most pain meds. Chronic fungal infections.
Multitude of Meds. Have tried most Crohn's meds. Gall bladder removal and Intestinal Lap. June 08.- Intestinal blockage July 08 moved on from on Humira..now on Cimzia. .Off the Cimzia 7/8/09. Back on Humira. Systemic fungal infection. Waiting on Liver Biopsy & Hepatitis results.