I started 40 mg. on Feb. 1, down to 30 and then 20. Stayed there a couple weeks and now down to 10 mg. I have white hair (I am a senior) and have not noticed any hair loss YET! Hope I don't. Tapering did cause some joint pain to return (it was so good for the arthritis at 40 mg.). Also, you lose that prednisone energy - darn! I am hoping to get off it entirely after seeing the specialist on June 18.
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008 Tried, Colozal, steroid enemas, etc. - started working but severe side effects occurred. No mesalamines!!
Started on prednisone Feb.7, 2009 - tapering to 20 mg. - upped prenisone to 25mg. on my own (bleeding returned) - 6MP - 50 mg. 2/28/2009 - staying on 10 mg. prednisone also until visit with specialist.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.