My first time on Prednisone I developed severe withdrawal (hands shaking, severe headaches, hot/cold, etc). My GI looked at me (I was fully in remission in my colon) and called up his friend who’s a endocrinologist that helps bodybuilders going through withdrawal. He recommend dexamethasone at a higher dose to help with the withdrawal and then I could taper down more quickly without the Pred side effects once we fixed the withdrawal. I don’t remember being on it for a very long time after that (15 years ago).
DX'd with Severe Pancolitis June 2005
Previous Meds: 5ASAs, Predisone, 6-MP. Remicade, Humira, Simponi, Cimzia & Cyclosporine
3-step J-Pouch surgery: 2013 & 2014
Current Condition: Chronic Pouchitis -- Not as bad as I thought it would be
Current Meds: Stelara
Total Hip Replacement: 12/16 -- Thanks Prednisone!!!www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=38&m=3755226