my Neph wanted me to taper by 10mg's a week and I was like, um can I do 5mg's I don't know if I will flare or not...
I am at 30mg now and will be at 25 on Saturday. I am even thinking I will taper by 2.5 when I get to 20mgs and do 17.5 for a few days, then 15, then 12.5.
once I get down to 5mg of pred I will be on that for a year, at leat I'll be able to let people know what that is like........I have pretty much all the side effects now.
Beth, 32 ~ Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ almost in remission
UC dx'd March 2000 (30 cenitmeters as of 2005-proctosigmoiditis)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly; Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Prilosec, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) dx'd Sept 2007 - partial remission since 03/08
Prednisone 30mg 1xday (taper 5mg a week from 60 = ), Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Tekturna 300mg 1xday, Fursomide 20mg 1xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.
Pre-Diabetic from Prednisone use - Low carb/sugar diet & exercise.