Is taking Prednisalone in a 'High Dose Burst' (e.g. 40mg Daily for 5 to 10 Days) once every few weeks, less risky than taking a much lower dose, but every day of the year?
If you need to take High Dosage Pred 'Bursts' quite often (say every 4 to 8 Weeks) then - in some cases - this could mean that - on average - you are taking more Pred every 12 Months than someone taking a low dose of Pred (say just 15mg) every day of the year.
However, while - In terms of total Pred Consumption - the person taking a Pred Burst (say) once a month for 7 Days, might be consuming more Pred each year than the '15mg Every Day Doser' - the person on the High Dose Pred Bursts is at least giving their body a break from Pred for a few weeks between each Burst.
If you have the choice, which do you think is the safer option, 'Low Dose Daily' (365 Days a year), or 'High Dose Bursts' for a week or two (once every month or so)?