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I am getting conflicting opinions about tapering Prednisone
My neurologist prescribed me Prednisone last week to see if that would help with my back/hip/leg pain. 60mg / day for 6 days, 40mg / day for 2 days, 20mg / day for 2 days.
After my first day, I was very jittery. Couldn't sleep at all. Yesterday, my 5th day, in addition to my usual restlessness from before, I got very nauseous. I was dry-heaving (sorry for the visual) all night.
And plus the Prednisone has not been helping me. Maybe making things worse. Ibuprofen worked better.
I called the Neurologist and told him what was going on. He said I could stop taking the Prednisone cold turkey since I have only been on it for a short period of time (5 days). I called my pharmacist and she said that it would be recommended to taper for a 2 or 3 days.
I don't know who to believe. I definitely don't want the side effects anymore. But I don't want to make things worse by stopping cold turkey if that is the wrong thing to do.