The dosage of steroid you've been given probably won't help you much. Generally we're prescribed a starting dose of about
40 mg for two to four weeks, then taper the dosage by 5-10 mg. a week to slowly discontinue the medication. You may have to work with the GI again, as this dosage of steroids scares the heck out of a lot of primary care doctors.
The 10 mg. Prednisone tablets that we usually take are generic and quite inexpensive, so that may be a help too.
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
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