My maximum (and for a long time - usual) Pred dose has been 40mg daily and I've had all the wonderful side effects on this dose. Now the hospital have put me up to 60mg Pred AND 50mg Hydrocortisone daily. I did confirm this with them to check they did really mean that. It seems really excessive to me - is this sort of dose normal? Does Pred work 'more' the more you have or is there a limit?
I guess I'm scared that 60mg becomes a new baseline and then if I'm unwell in the future they say up it to 80mg (or whatever) and I wonder where a pattern like that ends.