Lori - Hang in there! I have a love/hate relationship with Pred. It works so well for me that I feel better in days, but I hate some of the side effects. To answer your question, yes, 40 mg is an average dose. I have taken Pred three separate times and have always started at 40 mg.
- Asacol (4 pills, 3x per day)
- Rowasa (1 enema daily, as needed)
- Folic Acid (1 mg, 1x per day)
- Calcium (600 mg, 2x per day)
- Prenatal Vitamin (1x per day)
- Iron (2x per day)