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Arthritis Patients: Did You Experience Prednisone Withdrawal?

By July 24, 2013

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You may have heard people with arthritis talk about what it was like to wean or taper off of prednisone. They describe varying degrees of withdrawal symptoms. For some, it was a nightmare.

It can be worse for people who took the drug for a long time or at a high dose. Prednisone is not a drug that can be stopped abruptly. It must be tapered gradually on a schedule determined by your doctor. Still, there may be withdrawal symptoms.

What has been your experience with discontinuing prednisone? Share your experience.

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