As some of you will have read I've been taking Pred for 9 days and about to start climbing down from 20mgs to 15,10,5 0 etc. What should I expect I wonder? When I started it I was still having a ]prolonged flare. The mood swings have gone away thank heavens and I'm feeling more settled and appreciative of the freedom from pain it's been bringing me.
My hands are bad again today but not as bad so I wonder if I should expect it to linger in my system for a few weeks, days or what...? I asked my GP and he said "maybe" so thought I'd ask you people who have more direct experience of short bursts of oral steroids and what happens when you stop taking them? I realise that everyone is different but I have a lot this coming week on so thought I'd better get prepared mentally for return to immobility etc? Also worrying that the steroid will linger in my system for a few weeks masking the symptoms when i get to see the rheumy on the 24th? Your experiences, if at all similar, would be invaluable to read - thanks! TT