I also take it like that. I've been totally off for about
1.5 yrs now, after years at 15 mg. From time to time a flare comes along and I take 10-12 mg for 4-5 days. That's the guideline my Dr provided, and even with that short course I ramp down like 3 days @ 10 mg, 2 days@5 mg, 1 day @3mg...
Your doctor is the one to ask - s/he is the only one that knows the particulars of your version of Lupus and what other meds you are on, etc. My suggestion is what's been prescribed for *me*, everyone needs to verify with their own Dr before messing with prednisone dosages.
Coming off too fast can mess with your heart and even cause heart attacks! Scary stuff!
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