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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/20/2007 1:51 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I am currently reducing my prednisolone dose which was 40mg's when I first started and is now down to 25mg's. Anyway I was just wondering if when lowering there dose let's say from 30mg's to 25mg's. For a few days afterwards do you get pains in your stomach because when lowering my dose I haven't had loose stools but I have had slight pains in my stomach and a feeling of needing to go to the toilet but not being able to. I just wanted to know whether this was normal. Thankyou.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/20/2007 1:55 PM (GMT -6)   
Also what are your tapering process when on steroids?

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   Posted 10/22/2007 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
Lilacmagic - Welcome to HealingWell!

Yes, when tapering predisone, I would have a day or two that were "off" after a taper down.

I was steroid dependent, so my process was a little different. From 40mg to 20 mg, I would taper by 5mg every week. From 20mg to 0mg, I would taper by 2.5mg every week or two - depending on symptoms.

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