quincy: Thanks! Pumpkin's birthday is coming up in about
a month! Thanks for remembering.
poopydoop: Interesting about
4 weeks with no symptoms. 9 weeks off steroids. Still had mild symptoms the first few weeks.
Rusty: Yes, I started a course of prednisone when I first started Xeljanz (probably about
4 weeks). I've been off steroids for a little over 9 weeks now.
Hugo: Thank you! My University of Chicago GI (I think you also doctor there?) is suggesting I try to go down to 5 mg dosage. I trust his expertise. He will monitor calpro and bloodwork after 2 weeks. I don't feel like it's a rush when most people lower the dosage after 8 weeks. I assume I can just go back up if symptoms come back? I am nervous about
it though. Does going back up not usually work?