What your are experiencing with the tapering is all too common for most of us. Many of us have found that our symptoms re-appear and/or worsen when our Prednisone dosage is lowered. Therefore, many have had to stay on a maintenance dosage of Prednisone for longer periods of time in order to alleviate the symptoms.
Often, doctors will prescribe an immunosuppressant drug, along with the reduced maintenance dosage of Prednisone, in order that we can keep our dosage at a lower level.
Make sure to let your doctor know that your symptoms worsened when lowering your Prednisone dosage. I agree that such a result would indicate some type of rheumatic issue going on. Let us know how your appointment goes.
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