I am being put on a short (one week) bout of Prednisone for an eye problem. The doctor put me on 20mg tablets - 3 per day for a week with no taper.
I questioned him about this because I thought that it was very important to taper off Pred, but he said that it wasn't necessary if given for a short period of time.
Has anyone ever heard of this?
Female, age 43
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis 2/2007
In remission since 7/2008
6 Asacol Daily
Fish oil, multi-vitamin, B complex, Mag Oxide, Calcium, Vit C, Vit E, Multi-vit