I have recently been diagnosed with an autoimmune connective tissue disorder with Interstitial Lung Disease
Since July, I have been on 20mg prednisilone, plus hydroxychloroquinine.
My consultant recently suggested tapering the prednisilone by alternating days at 20 and 15mg. His long term hope is to introduce mycophenalate and reduce the pred futher.
However, looking at the posts on the Lupus UK group, not only are the doses reported there much lower, but the tapering they describe appears MUCH slower - reducing a 5mg daily dose by 1/2 mg a week, for example.
Can anyone share their experiences of tapering prednisilone from 20mg? How to manage the process?