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    Has anybody successfully gotten down to NO prednisolone?

    Im on 5mg and have been for months.

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    i started onabout 20mg when first diagnosed.
    i had 4 organs involved when first diagnosed.
    i needed some after each operation i have had.
    but i am not on any normally.

    my main medication is plaquinel (daily) and methotrexate (weekly).
    i know i am not the only one.

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    You know ive heard that people do. My doctor has tried multiple times to get me down to none, I could never make it lower than 5mg before I got sick again.

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    Hmmm interesting

    I wonder if its worth attempting for me?

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    I had a heart spasm on5. lots of constant talking no sleep until at least 2am.
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    Default 5 mg prednisolone

    Gday folks

    Basically im just wondering what side effects people generally get from Prednisolone when only on 5mg.

    Ive been on high amounts for long periods in the past and its been tough, 5mg is obviously alot easier to tolerate (if your lupus is in control that is). Ive been on steroids for 3 straight years now and have been on 5mg for a few months and I dont really remember what its like to be on none.

    It would be handy if someone could share their knowledge on this topic, and if there are any noticeable differences from being on ZERO compared to being on 5mg.

    Cheers lupus mates.

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