I went from 10 to 5mg and now I'm off. I didn't experience any of that. I just now have joint pain. It does sound more like a bug he picked up and not because of the taper. The pred. would make him feel better when he takes it, but it could lower his ability to fight off the bug. My Doctor told me to call him if I got sick while I was on pred.
John, 32, diagnosed Jan. 23, 2009
3 x 3 Colazal
Rowasa every 3 nights
30mg BuSpar for GAD
Turmeric, Boswellia, Fish Oil, and Milk Thistle (for my liver)
40, 30, 20, 10, 5mg Pred (tapering)