Apologies for posting on a topic that is often raised here, but any thoughts would be gratefully recieved.
I've been trying to come down from 20mg prednisilone since the end of August. Unfortunately, I seem to have stuck at the 6-7mg mark. Despite my best efforts, I feel terrible on 7mg, but possibly even worse on 6mg, so I am yo-yo-ing back and forth and feeling consistently awful. The other day, a GP suggested that part of the problem might be that I am a "slow responder" , so that the effects of a change in dose take a week or more to show.
This time-lag makes it very difficult to assess what is going on e.g. am I feeling worse because I have just dropped from 7 to 6, and need to slow down the taper, or is it just that the effects of being on 7 three weeks ago are only just beginning to show and I should persist?
How long before the effects of a dose reduction take effect?
How long to persist with a lower dose before deciding it isn't working?