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   Posted 8/30/2007 10:37 AM (GMT -6)   
Does anyone get headaches when they are tapering off Pred especially at low doses having been on it for 4-5 weeks?
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   Posted 8/30/2007 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
I have never tapered off prednisone where I did not get a headache. The intensity may have ranged, but the headaches were always there, but eventually go away.

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   Posted 8/30/2007 11:05 AM (GMT -6)   
i do! Im not sure if they were related to the prednizone, but now im off pred completely. for a few weeks I'd get them 2-3 times a week--it felt as if i'd slept too long, stared at a monitor all day, and seemed to be brought on by sun exposure--even a few minutes. Because of that I wondered if they were heatstroke/sunstroke headaches because they felt very similar...but now you got me thinking about the fact that I waaas low dose pred at the time about 5mg-10mg daily.
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