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    Have been weaning myself off of Prednisone for several months now. Just met with my doctor this afternoon...and beginning tomorrow I will go from .5 mg every other day to totally off of it.

    Wish me luck!

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    Good luck, Treesie!! Hope you can stay off it!!
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    Good luck!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Treesie View Post
    Have been weaning myself off of Prednisone for several months now. Just met with my doctor this afternoon...and beginning tomorrow I will go from .5 mg every other day to totally off of it.

    Wish me luck!

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    Good luck.
    I think its too fast to switch from 5mg to 0mg every other day. It will be more safe to taper down 1mg every few weeks.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Treesie View Post
    Have been weaning myself off of Prednisone for several months now. Just met with my doctor this afternoon...and beginning tomorrow I will go from .5 mg every other day to totally off of it.

    Wish me luck!

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    Woohoo!!! Big days ahead Congrats and good luck!
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    Going from 0.5 mg to nothing...not 5 mg to nothing. Tapered at 0.5 mg drops over several months.

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    All the best Treesie. Such a great effort.

    Another tablet off the list will be amazing
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    Good for you, wishing all the best for total success! Please take care of yourself.
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    That sounds great to me. Congrats on getting down to .5! Being off it will be even better!

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    It's always good to reduce the number of pill bottles in your medicine cabinet. I had a successful taper off of prednisone. I think my last dose was either 1.0 or .5 mg. Best wishes....

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