Itís been a week since I took my last prednisone tablet. Prior to beginning the taper, I had been holding at 5 mg/day for 2+ years.

I started tapering down on October 9, 2017, at the rate of 0.5 mg per month. Since pred tabs (especially 1 mg ones) are hard to cut, Dr Villa Forte suggested a series of alternating doses. The process proceeded uneventfully.

Here is the dosage schedule I followed:


10/9/17: Began alt 5/4 mg
10/16: 4/5
10/23: 5/4
10/30: 4/5
11/6: 5/3
11/13: 3/5
11/20: 5/3
11/27: 3/5
12/4: 5/2
12/11: 2/5
12/18: 5/2
12/25: 2/5
1/1:5/1
1/8: 1/5
1/15: 5/1
1/22: 1/5
1/29: 3/2
2/5: 2/3
2/12: 3/2
2/19: 2/3
2/26: 2
3/5: 2
3/12: 2
3/19: 2
3/26:2/1
4/2:1/2
4/9: 2/1
4/16: 1/2
4/23:1
5/21: 1/0
5/28: 0/1
6/4: 1/0
6/11: 0/1
6/18: ZERO, ZILCH, ZIP, NADA!!!

I continue to feel very well. Iím very grateful...