Terrible prednisone withdrawal symptoms and possible need for disability.
I have been on pred for 2 years. Tapered down to 5. It is getting more painful and more symptoms at each taper. Slowly. I want off this poison, but have so much joint pain, am so tired. Swollen joints hips, knees, ankles, toes. Cant take ibuprofen because of kidney. Do others have this much difficulty tapering at the end? I may have to go down 1 mg per month. That means at least 5 more months of hell.
How did any of you decide when it was time to leave work and take disability? I'm a teacher, I took disability 4 months last year. I had a conversation with my coteachers on a good day last week and promised that won't happen again. This weekend I am thinking I cant go back. I need to decide soon so they can find someone else before the year starts mid Aug, or decide to soldier on. Any thoughts, my friends?