the dreaded pred

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Posted by pinksharkmark ( on August 11, 2000 at 21:47:14:

In Reply to: Done w/ Pred., comes the Devil again!! :( posted by Shellie on August 11, 2000 at 20:43:03:

Unfortunately, Shellie, the two times I've tried a prednisone burst I've had the same kind of experience. It's kind of a "pay me now or pay me later... with interest" deal.

The pred does give you a holiday, but it can make the beast stronger for the first couple of days after you finish it. One way to make it less bothersome is to go back on 10 mg a day for a day or so, then to 7.5 mg two days, then 5 mg two days, then 2.5 for two or three days, then alternate a day with nothing, then a day with 2.5, for maybe three or four more days, then stop.

Check with your doc to see if he approves. I found that the more gradual "weaning" seemed to appease the beast.

Good Luck


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