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09-08-2013, 06:48 PM   #1
moose185
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Finished prednisone course

I just finished my prednisone course I have to be honest my symptoms are all back in full force. I'm in a lot of pain the swelling in the joints is really bad just now. I don't know what to do i'm not seeing my GI till 6 weeks. Has anyone had the same issue after using predinisone where it didn't work?

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09-08-2013, 07:34 PM   #2
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I just finished my prednisone course I have to be honest my symptoms are all back in full force. I'm in a lot of pain the swelling in the joints is really bad just now. I don't know what to do i'm not seeing my GI till 6 weeks. Has anyone had the same issue after using predinisone where it didn't work?
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Did it not work at all
09-08-2013, 07:38 PM   #3
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It helped at the high dose of 40mg but once I tapered down all the symptoms came back.
09-08-2013, 07:55 PM   #4
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That tends to happen quite often with Pred, at certain a dosage(different for most people but usually around 40mg) the pred knocks down the inflammation but as you taper all the symptoms return.

I would contact your GI's office and let them know you have tapered off and all the symptoms are back. Generally the GI starts you on a maintenance med such as Imuran or Methotrexate or even a biologic while you are on the pred since the maintenance meds can take up to 3 months to get to therapeutic levels.
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