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TOPIC: Prednisone Crash

Prednisone Crash 8 months 2 weeks ago #67821

  • Meredith
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I started with 60 mg of Prednisone in Mid August
I had four infusions of Rituxan
My platelets went up and are continuing to go up

I have been on the Prednisone taper for several weeks now. When I got down to 30 mg per day, I began to feel extremely tired and weak with muscle and joint pain.

Now I am at 10 mg and still feeling the same—- however not quite as extreme.

Has anyone else experienced this?
Do you think I need an adrenal test

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Prednisone Crash 8 months 2 weeks ago #67822

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  • Diagnosis of ITP in 2014. Ex renal specialist nurse. I retired in Nov 2019 after 46 years on the front line. I firmly believe in empowering patients to be involved as much as possible in their care; always question medics about the evidence base they use.
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Classic pred withdrawal symptoms. Taper is too fast for you. Some people manage a faster taper than others. My GP suggested women find it harder than men.
See link below. I started this topic a couple of weeks ago as in the past I suffered dreadfully by having doses reduced too fast initially.
pdsa.org/discussion-group/5-newly-diagnosed-a-frequently-asked-questions/30450-advice-for-anyone-new-to-steroid-tapering.html
No point getting your adrenals checked yet. Unless you are below physiological dose of approx 7.5mg/day the result will be spurious.
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