What dose were you on when you stopped them, and for how long?? You really should taper off steroids slowly, especially if you've been on them for awhile. \
When prednisone is taken for more than a few weeks, the body becomes accustomed to it and begins to make less of its natural steroids. If prednisone is stopped too quickly, the body does not have time to adjust,
Prednisone withdrawal symptoms can include, but are not limited to:
A general ill feeling
Nausea and vomiting
Low blood pressure (hypotension)
Muscle pain or joint pain
Loss of appetite.
Female, 23, Ulcerative colitis (pancolitis) diagnosed at age 15; GERD; gastritis; osteopenia in femur head & lumbar spine from long term prednisone use.
Trying out Lialda, 2 pills/day