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Old 09-07-2010, 07:08 PM   #3
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Re: Tapering Off Prednisone

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Originally Posted by bxq View Post
Hi,

Doctors have tried for 2.5 years to wean me off Prednisone. Even with monthly IVIG infusion treatments,, I am unable to go below 9mg of Prednisone. My CK level elevates, and I get a good amount of pain from inflammation.

Has anyone ever had problems weaning off Prednsione?
it took me 2 years to reduce from 10mg to 5mg, i spent 2 months to reduce 1mg, by by taking 10mg for 3days 9mg for one day, and so on. after 2 weeks i would add another day of 9mg. it is very slow but it worked for me. good luck