Joy, have you been given the ten day dose pack? That starts weaning you down shortly after you start it and it is quite a low dose too. It's only for ten days so you should be fine. I would just really watch the carbs during those ten days and stick more with lean meats and veggies.
In trying to stop my progressive hearing loss, the doctor had me on 80 mg. of prednisone a day for one month! Yikes! It took me four months that be weaned off it. I wouldn't advise that for anyone. I did get quite sick from that but, once I was weaned off it my blood sugars went back under control. So I think you will be fine too.
I hope this does get the arthritis under control and maybe your doctor can give you something to keep it under control. I know that I'm going to check out what Lanie is taking. I haven't heard of this before and that may help me as well as you. Feel better.
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