Has anyone here used a short course of prednisone to get through a special occasion? I’m talking about
a few weeks to a month. How did it work for you? Was it hard coming off it? How was your doctor with it?
I’m asking because I have been in a nasty flare for over 2 ½ years and nothing but prednisone seems to help. We are planning an Alaska cruise for next July/August. No time in the last 2 ½ years have I felt well enough for this trip but we really want to go. We will be gone for almost 3 weeks.
I asked my GI about it and he doesn’t like the use of prednisone. He is confident that the Abatacept trial I’m on may start working and told me to wait and see. He said we can talk about it closer to the trip. I just want to know if the option is there so I can book the trip and use prednisone if I really need it. Apparently these cruises sell out fast in the New Year and I need to book now to guarantee we get the cruise we want.
I took prednisone about 5 years ago for 6 months and it worked miracles for the fist month, then the side effects hit. It was terrible after that and I swore I would never take it again. I thought I could go on it a few days before the cruise then wean off it a few weeks later. Last time it only took 2 days to start working.