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08-10-2017, 09:33 PM   #1
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Low dose Prednisone

I am on bridge therapy with 5mg Prednisone for knee swelling and waiting until the stelara works for knee swelling. I have been on this dose for knee swelling for 4 months. One doctor says I should discontinue while another says it is fine to stay on a little longer until the stelara works. What are your thoughts? I haven't been getting much side effects on this low dose except rare headache.

08-23-2017, 09:53 PM   #2
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anything? haha
08-24-2017, 01:17 AM   #3
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I'd follow the advice of the doc you trust more
08-24-2017, 02:04 PM   #4
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08-24-2017, 02:35 PM   #5
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If it's for your joints
What is rheumo advising ?
For ds GI controls pred for GI symptoms
And rheumo controls pred for JSpA symptoms

Ds is currently on 7.5 mg of pred a day for JSpA
Waiting for Stelara to kick in

If one doc has a concern I make sure they conference the prescribing doc

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08-27-2017, 12:30 AM   #6
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I've actually seen two rheumatologists. It's really a gray line.One says just stay on low dose Prednisone because I think I also have other joints affected. When I come off the pred I get achy joints and worsening knee swelling. I have tmj pain which I think might also be an arthritis because it gets better on pred. One of the ibd people I saw recommended for me to come off pred as soon as I can. I have been taking orders 7.5. I feel like they are really leaving me to decide.

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