What dose of steroid works without too many side effects?
Hey all -
Just wondering what dose of Prednisone some of you are on that DOESNT cause side effects. I asked my rhuemie today if the 20mg/day I was taking was enough to cause side effects and he said, "Oh yes" and will look into decreasing next month. How much are you on WITH plaquenil to keep symptoms at bay? Evrytime I try to taper off, I get sick again. But that was without Plaquenil. Maybe soon I can go off?
I dont want to get fat is the bottom line....vain, I know. But like some other women on this site, I have a past with an eating disorder, and though it is completely under control, I am always SOOO weight concious. The past month though, I swore if the prednisone made me better I would DEAL with the weight. Whats the point of being thin if youre in bed all the time?? lol
Just wondering what evryone's dose is that keeps them "normal"... (lol on the normal...? whats normal?)
PS - WHEN (after how long) does the prednisone start to cause moon face, wight gain, etc. Im starting my second month of 20 mg perday.
THanks for any help....
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