I've been on long-term Pred for what seems like forever. I've been wanting to reduce it due to the side effects, but neither my resp. consultant nor endocrinologist would take responsibility for helping me reduce and my GP said he wanted it overseen by a consultant.
Anyway, with lots of badgering (and a little light bribery!) I got my GP to agree to help me reduce. With only one splat, I've got down to 10mg (from 40mg) which is pretty amazing, but now I'm stuck.
The GP has given me 1mg tablets, but has said it's really up to me what I do now, whether I reduce further and by how much. He says I have two options to reduce further. Either:
[*]go down 1mg a week
[*]take it slower and alternate each day, so this week do 10/9/10/9 etc, next week 9/8/9/8 etc
Has anyone tried these options (especially the alternating one)? Did they work for you? Any other tips to make this pred reduction successful?