I tapered off of Prednisone just as my doctor instructed me, and I still felt like I had been hit by a truck. I literally crawled from the bed to the bathroom for three days before I could stand and fix myself some soup. I don't remember exactly what the doctor called it... I want to say he called it "adrenal insufficiency" or something... but the point is - I felt like crap.
The good new is, for me it wore off after about
three days. The joint pain lingered a little bit, but I found that the more it wore off and I was able to move around - the moving around really helped the joint pain. That, and stay hydrated! Your joints need that water to lube themselves properly.
Good luck to ya. And I hope the Remicade helps you as much as it helped me!
26f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade only, every 16 weeks.
Digestive enzymes, and probiotics.
Doing pretty darn good, all things considered.
"Our greatest fear is not that we are inadequate, but that we are powerful beyond measure."