I am, currently, on 5mg of Pred daily having reduced from 8mg over the last few months (on the advice of my consultant). Going from 8mg very, very gradually down to 5mg daily has been fairly ok but now, at the lower level, I'm feeling very lethargic and quite "Blurgh" (my word for Yuk). I generally feel quite "normal" (whatever that is) at around 8/7 mg daily.
I do not take any immunosuppressants, apart from the Pred and haven't done for almost a year (on the advice of my consultant) because all of the immunosuppressants I've tried in the past I either cannot tolerate or they stop working for me.
My questions are: Will NOT taking any immunosuppressants allow low level inflammation to develop which may not be detected on the blood results radar? Thereby storing up more health problems for me later on?
Is 5mg daily a "safe" level to take? As I've heard mentioned on this site. Or has this thinking now changed? Is there a "safe" level at all?
Also, is anyone else in this position or has been in this position and what have been your experiences?
Thanks for any advice/help you may offer.