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Hi, I'm a new member and wonder if anyone can give me some info about the side effects of withdrawing prednsiolone at the lower doses. I have a lung condition called crytogenic organising pneumonia and have been on Prednisolone for a year now gradually reducing from 40 mg this time last year to 3 mg now. The reduction had been quite rapid without too many side effects until I got to about 10 mg and then I started to get really bad muscle aches and also stiffness although it started out on the right side only, I also get neuropathic pain on that side because of a trapped nerve so sometimes its difficult to distinguish between the two. The plan is to try and reduce them and stop by the end of December. Reading the other posts, I realise that I've got away lightly compared to some people. What I really wanted to ask is if it's normal to have pain in different areas on different days, i.e., sometimes I've got pains in my knees, sometimes my upper legs, sometimes my lower legs and so on? Its started now to come on in my arms as well. Do you reckon this is due to the steroid reduction or something else? I've also heard that the withdrawal symptoms can continue for several months after stopping the steroids completely? Anyway, thanks for any ideas x
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