Posted by charley (22.214.171.124) on September 07, 2001 at 11:02:57:
In Reply to: Prednisone - to take or not to take.... posted by Elizabeth on September 07, 2001 at 08:44:40:
Normally the docs give a round consisting of 60mg for a week, 50 for a week, 40 for a week, and so on till you are through. That helps break a cycle, or for us chronics it at least gives some relief for a while. I was headache free as long as I was taking at least 20 mg. The trouble is that you can't continue to take prednisone. It does bad things to your body and sometimes to your mind. This round, however, is okay, except you can count on gaining about 20 lbs. When you on prednisone you are so hungry that you would kill to get to food, any food. If you are esisodic, try it and see if it breaks your cycle. The six week round won't hurt you.
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