For those who haven't read my other posts on alternative therapy please refer to my profile. This is just an update as I know a couple of people have been interested. I'm currently at 3 mg pred, and plan to stay here a few more days before starting a slow taper to 2.5.
I've cut back the low intensity light therapy (LILT) to once a fortnight. Now that I'm at such a low level of prednisone I'm certain that this therapy helps. I don't feel the benefit right away, but usually within twenty four to forty eight hours I feel better, and it has definitely helped with the reduction. It's quite interesting that I find that after a few days of apparent struggle with the taper, suddenly I will feel much better, almost as though I've pushed through a barrier of some kind. This, I assume, has something to do with pred withdrawal. But it's worth noting that LILT has been shown in studies to reduce inflammation in diseases like RA by working directly on the cytokines, reducing inflammation-causing ones and encouraging the others. Sorry about my lack of knowledge of medical terminology.