View Full Version : why does this happen?

04-14-2011, 11:33 PM
Why does your body temporarily hold fluid while tapering Prednisolone? Ive put on about 4 kilos just by tapering. ahhh so frustrating. I know ive been making alot of silly posts these days, its just how I get when I taper..very agitated. Sorry.

04-15-2011, 06:59 AM
I think you should call the doctor and see what they think. You might have to taper off a bit slower than you already are. This is what happens when you taper off prednisone too quickly. (http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/prednisone-withdrawal/AN01624) I remember about 10 years ago I was on it briefly for a nasty respiratory infection that wouldn't heal with antibiotic and other therapies and when I went off it I had to taper off it too.