For the last month and half I've been really trying to cut down on the prednisone and have been doing fairly well. I was taking up to 10 mgs a day through the horrible winter months, but now I'm down to 5 mg about every 36 hours. Trying to alter to every other day, but I still seem to need it a littler sooner. I've been noticing lately that when I wake up and somewhat through the day I feel stiffness in the shoulders. How much is this related to the Pred taper? Any input would be greatly appreciated.
Hugs and Angels,
DX - sle and carpal tunnel syndrome
RX - plaquenil, prednisone, etolodac, folic acid, hormones, vitamins and darvocet as needed