So I'm finally managing to reduce pred after being on it just over 5 months. about
a month and a half ago I couldn't get lower than 30mg without my symptoms returning but I'm now at 17.5mg and doing OK. I've been on 50mg 6mp for 6 weeks and had my loading dose of humira 9 days ago (second one will be next week). I'm also using budenofalk enemas nightly.
I've decided to taper by 2.5mg/week on pred and wondering if this seems sensible? My consultant wanted me to just drop by 5mg/week to get off them ASAP but I'm concerned about
going too quickly. Since I dropped to 17.5mg on Sunday I have been feeling achy and flu like, could this be from dropping? I'm starting to worry about
withdrawal symptoms because I've been on them so long.
Can anyone advise/reassure me?