Weaning off Prednisone...
Hey all -
Well, as I stated in another post, my rheumie's plan is to take me down to 15mg from 20mg for the next two weeks. Then he hopes to go to 10 for two weeks. He said it may not work, and if not, he has some other ideas (Imuran).
Well, it is my third day on 15mg, and I feel like crap...I dont know if this is the reason, but Im pretty sure it is. I am REALLY fatigued, spacey, air-headed, dizzy and just your "plain-dont-feel-good" type feeling. Do you think its the pred taper? He was going to go down on 2.5 mg instead of 5, but changed his mind. I really just feel lousy. He told me if that happens, to go back up to 20mg until he gets back from vacation. I dont want to give in too quickly, but I really think that this is the cause. I actually wasnt feeling too great on 20mg! Also, when they messed up my prescription last week (I went without pred for three days), that really set things off....
What do you guys think? Can anyone share their experiences with tapering off the prednisone?
Thanks for any help you could give me...Hope everyone is feeling well.
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