I would appreciate if someone can let me know if I am tapering down from Prednisone effectively.
Three weeks ago I had a flare of Polymialgia and my GP put me on 30mg daily for a week and told me to reduce 5mg weekly.
I am now today down to 15mg a day until next Wednesday when I taper again.
I have so far been ok and not had any pains in my body. I think I have moon face as part of side effect which feels like I have fluid retention in my face and my BP has gone up since being on preds, my GP has told me that I need to take BP tablets but am a bit reluctant to take them and see if it changes once am off preds in 3 weeks but scared that I may be at risk of heart attack or stroke if I don’t.
My point is, should I be tapering 5mg a week is that too much or about right?