Prednisone taper too fast ?

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Wendy and Eileen , 

Thank you for your replies. I’m not sure if my last bout of acid reflux, belly pain , and diarrhea occurred after my last taper from 5 -  4 mgs , but it seems logical. I am also on Bystolic for blood pressure and generic Cymbalta for depression. Recently I read the same information about the lower the dose the slower the taper, thank you for bringing that to my attention. I have had chronic diarrhea since the symptoms of PMR started and had a colonoscopy 3 years ago. It  showed a couple of benign polyps and my usual diverticulosis. I am an extremely anxious person and these symptoms certainly don’t help my anxiety . In answer to your suggestion for a slower taper , I don’t think my doctor’s would be on board with that. I’m losing faith in most of my doctor’s. They don’t think “ outside the box “. 

Thanks for for both of your responses .

 

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    My pleasure - but you know, it is surprising what doctors will allow once you ask them nicely. At worst they say no...
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