Posted 1/29/2008 9:23 AM (GMT -6)
Hi. The doc put me on 20 mg prednisone 1/9. Then upped it to 30 mg on 1/13. The 30 mg worked! I dropped down to 25 mg on 1/24 and she wants me to go down 5 mg every 7 days. This makes sense, but yesterday I got a cold sore under my nose! I've only had a cold sore once in my life before. It sucks! I have an interview on Friday! The nurse said it's probably from the prednisone- not to mention all of the other side effects. I want to decrease the amount every 5 or 6 days instead of every 7 to get off this c**p sooner, but don't want to relapse! It took me to long to get it under control (5 mos). Anyway, I was wondering what your docs suggest to taper the prednisone. I'm also on 2 Lialda/day, but am not convinced that does anything.