after being on prednoisne for July and August I finally tapered off last week...
Yr mother was right.
WG I'm off prednisone and get congestion from allergies. My rheumy has be on long term antibiotic Bactrim to help prevent any upper respiratory infections and I've been on it for over a year and only one sinus infection. I'm still on it and off pred. Maybe question Bactrim as a form of defense again upper respiratory infections.
Prednisone is not a drug that you can take and then stop, especially if you took it for six weeks or more. You have to taper down slowly.
WG also tapering off preds hate being on it but what do u do its so unfair, all the best x
I think your mom said it right. But as much as I hated being in it (I was on it for two years, starting at 60 mg per day.) it took a LONG time for me to taper. And eventually come off it. I truly believe I wouldn't be alive today without it.
thanks Jennifer; I will mention Bactrim to my doctor!
Hang in there ...
It saved my husbands life. (pulmonary MPA)hard for me to hate the drug however, it has serious downsides. I can certainly understand that! Have to keep reminding hubby (he's been on pred for a year now) that there are worse downsides without it. good luck....hang in!
I have been on Bactrrim too for short term.
I've been on pred for about 3 years low 2.5 mlg I'm calling well thanks God