View Full Version : tapering off prednisone

04-19-2012, 11:46 AM
my primary doctor has decided it's time to taper my prednisone down, i was on 40 mg for the last 3 months. my dose has been 20 for the last few days. has anyone had stomaches while lowering your pred dose?? i feel as though my stomach is burning! it does go away but i guess if it keeps happening i'll have to call the doc. i go may 7th for my rheumy appointment. hope everyone is well

04-19-2012, 06:32 PM
Tapering down off of steroid can cause many, many issues. Keep your eyes open and if you have too many you do need to see the doctor so he can do a slower taper

04-20-2012, 05:14 AM
thanks mari!! i'm noticing more aches and pains and some sores on my gums.. so i may have to do a slower taper.. hope you are well