Tapering off of prednisone

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   Posted 12/12/2007 9:59 PM (GMT -6)   
I have been trying to get off prednisone for almost 1 1/2 years.  Every time I have gotten down to a low dose, I get nauseous and sick and sometimes start bleeding again etc.  Well, I have worked myself back down to 7mg and I am just hesitate to go any lower but I think that many people have a hard time getting off.  Should I try again?  Is there a chance that it will work this time?  Is this how prednisone works........just hard to get off?  I use to go haywire at 10mg but now it is 5mg or lower.  Just looking for some advice from those that have heard from others or from those that had a hard time tapering like me.  By the way, they want to do surgery because I they say that I am steriod dependent.
Pancolitis - July 2006
Medications:  Predisone - 0mg since 6/07, asacol - 12 tablets per day, protonix
Supplements:  Intra Max (multi), calcium, folic acid, 2 homepathic supplements

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   Posted 12/13/2007 1:51 AM (GMT -6)   
here's a link to an alternative doctor's webpage that describes how to get off of steroids. I sort of followed this (in particular high fat and no carbs) and had a relatively easy time weaning from steroids.
Good luck.

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