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Since starting on Turmeric I've discovered an interesting side to it. I've been on prednisone for around 9 months and managed to get down to 12 mgs, any attempt to get below that, even by half an mg has always resulted in a lot of pain. After taking my first dose of turmeric I imediately felt a little better so lowered the prednisone dose from 12 to 11.5mgs. As there were no ill effects I cut down again to 11 within a couple of days - again no ill effects so I continued lowering the dose by 1/2 mg increments until I got to 10mgs - again with no ill effects. Despite suffering no ill effect I stopped it there and sat on 10 for a few weeks. A couple of days ago I lowered my prednisone dose again by 1/2 mg to 9.5 - again no ill effects. In short turmeric has allowed me to lower the dose of prednisone from 12mgs to 9.5 in a matter of weeks with absolutely no ill effects. Whilst the turmeric hasn't lowered pain levels to any great extent it does speed up the recouperation after a flare. Previously recouperation after a flare would take up to a week and then only with assistance from ibuprofen. With Turmeric recouperation after a flare takes a day, two at the most, with no requirement for ibuprofen. If you are having trouble tapering the prednisone, try turmeric.
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