I'm having a hard time getting off prednisone. I've been abl

TimMc's picture
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I'm having a hard time getting off prednisone. I've been able to stop all of the other medications but this one is being a beast. I've been on prednisone for 35 years. Would it be so bad to stay on it for another 5 to 15 years?

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norseduncan's picture
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Apr 16

what does your doctor say?

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Dana15's picture
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Apr 16

Not sure what the long term side effects are. You would have to ask the doctor. If you are on a higher dose maybe decrease slowly as you do on that drug so you don't notice so much the maintain anywhere from 1-5mg which may not be enough to harm but will still keep you happy. Ask a few different doctors. I think rheumatologists know a lot about prednisone and tapering. Good luck.

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