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Posted by Paul ( on May 01, 2000 at 12:17:08:

In Reply to: Prednisone Doses? posted by Joel on May 01, 2000 at 08:53:51:

I started out on 60mg for 10 days then go to 40mg for another 10 days. then go to 20mg for another 10 days. Jack the dosage down slowly. You may reach a point where the headaches break through and may want to up the dosage a bit. Find the lowest dosage that will control the CH. When you do go off it go slow and wean off the stuff. I would not take the stuff for more than a month to six weeks. As for side effects there are a few. Puffiness, comprised immune system, you may have some joint problems and you will probably get acne after two weeks. Weight gain is another. You will notice your appetite will be huge. Try to take the pred. in the morning because it can make you have a hard time falling asleep.

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