CrohnsPatient your going to have a really hard time healing an infection on 40mg of prednisone and there is a chance on that dose its just going to get worse. Infections can do things like perforate your bowel which is very bad.....up to and including death. I have read of a few people who also did real fast tapers due to infection. In 2003 my surgeon was the same way and was like we need to get you on some other immuno drug that isnt prednisone. He hated the stuff a lot more than my GI seemed to and said he sees a lot more people with infection on prednisone than other immuno supressants. Luckily I was down to 10mg at the time though when I had my emergency surgery so there was no withdrawl issues encountered.
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