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1291551 tn?1278101640
coming off prednisone: symtoms
I am curious for those of you who have been on prednisone long term for flares, how did you feel when you went off of it?

I was on 60mg for spinal myelitis 8 months ago and finally finished tapering my prednisone a week ago.  But I've been feeling not so hot since then.  Debilitating fatigue, no energy, dizzy and lightheaded and worst of all is the mental fog I am in.  I feel sedated and it's affecting my job and day-to-day tasks.  Anyone else go through something similar?

  I called my rheumatologist who ordered bloodwork and I guess we'll go from there. :)

Tara
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434278 tn?1324709825
Although I have not been on steroid for long term, a friend of mine has.  She described a more emotional roller coaster in some of them, some not so bad.  But it sounds like your symptoms have all come back.  Do you have lupus?  Are you on plaquinel?
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Since you are off the predisone you might want to try methotrexate. You only have to take it once a week and I liked it alot better the steroid
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