My GI is attempting to have me taper every 10 days. Started at 40 and was there for ever. Am now down to 12.5. He has me call him at the 10 day point. If I haven't leveled out and am normal again... he has me stay at that dose and call him again in another ten days. He doesn't want me reducing again until I have "normalized"
Glad to hear the advice about taperin below the 10 mg point. I'll have to talk to him about 1 mg prescription. See what he says. I want off this horrid drug... but not at the expense of regressing.
38 yr old male, NE Ohio, diagnosed Aug 2008, but been with symptom since Nov 2007
30 mg pred, 9 balsalazide, rowesa nightly, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol, 2 probiotic, 2 aloe vera tabs
Following gluten free diet
as well as spinach/sunflower regime
**down to 25 mg of pred 12/25/08 **down to 20mg of pred 1/7/09**down to 17.5 mg 1/22/09
**down to 15 mg of pred 2/3/08**down to 12.5 mg of pred 2/13/09
MED CHANGE: 1/13/09-- 4 Lialda, 2 Pamine Forte, 1 Florajen3 probiotic, 2 Aloe Vera tabs, Rowesa every other night, 20 mg of Pred, Lomotil as needed, 2 gemfibrozil, 1 norvasc, 1 metoprotol, 1 allopurinol