I am currently taking 60mg one day 40mg the next then 60mg and so on. I am meeting w/my Nephrologist on 12/10 to go over my labs and I think/hope he may reduce the prednisone dosage for my kidney's (I think I am losing less proteins, though I still have edema) and everytime I meet with him he let's me know he has talked to my GI about my results and then we go from there.
My question is, what do you think a safe taper from where I am at now for my UC would be? I am doing ok for now w/my UC and don't want to rock the boat too much, I don't even know if the pred has helped my UC or not. My Neph seems really good but I want to be armed with some info when I go in.
Just not too sure how much a pred taper differs between diseases.
Major Flare Sept/Oct 07 ~ working on remission almost there
UC Diagnosed March 2000 (30 cenitmeters)
Azathioprine 200mg 1xday nightly;Hydrocortisone e's tapering, Calcium and Vit D 500mg 3xday, Multi Vit, Folic Acid 400mg 2xday, Probiotics.
Minimal Change Disease (Kidney Disorder) Diagnosed Sept 2007
Prednisone 60/40mg alt days 1xday, Simvastatin 20mg 1xday, Diovan 160mg 2xday. Potassium 600mg 2xday, Fosomax 70mg 1xweek. MCD may be from hypersensitivty to 5ASA drugs.