I had a root canal done this week and my rheumatologist was upset with me for not calling her first. Turns out, I was supposed to skip my Enbrel injection and stop my other med for a week before the procedure. She now has me taking prednisone and antibiotics during healing. Her instructions with the steroids (5mg each) read—-3 tablets per day for one week, 2 tablets per day for one week, then stop. I’ve never taken so much and then just stopped, but always weaned them down. I’m not asking for medical advice, but just your experiences—Have you ever just stopped after taking that amount?