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I am on day 4 of taking Prednislone 30mg and have 1 days left, this drug has reduced my pain, swelling and stiffness but I am still suffering with the pain, swelling and stiffness but in a smaller scale . I am awaiting my rhuematolagist appt, and I only have 1 dose left and then my five day course has finished.

I'm worried my symptoms have just been masked by the steroid and that they are going to come back sad

Anyone had anything similar ?

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    Hi there I am really surprised your rheaumatologist isn't tapering the predisolone you shouldn't just come off 30 mg please check this with him

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    Had a phone call from my Gp who has told me to take the pred 30mg for 10 days now.
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    I take Pred since I was diagnosed of GCA there are 3 years. I am very careful with the taperings- we must follow our own system besides the results of the markers shown on the results of the blood work.

    Recently my Rheumy prescribed 2 Mg of Pred when I was taking 24 MG. The result of this quick tapering was a disaster!

    To exchange experiences let us learn - to participate on this Forums is a great thing to do.

    Take care


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