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Updated July 24, 2013

Some arthritis patients have difficulty going off of prednisone, especially if they have taken the drug for a long time or were on a high dose. Prednisone is not a drug that can be stopped suddenly. Prednisone must be tapered gradually on a schedule determined by your doctor.

What has been your experience with discontinuing prednisone? How long were you on the drug and how long did it take you to complete taper off of it? Did you have withdrawal symptoms? Share your experience with prednisone discontinuation and withdrawal.

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