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I went to my rheumatologist today. I will be adding Enbrel to my treatment plan as soon as insurance approves. I am currently on methotrexate injections and prednisone. The goal is the get off prednisone when I start the Enbrel. Has anyone had any luck getting off prednisone? How long did it take?

A myRAteam Member said:

@A myRAteam Member I'm praying Enbrel gives me some relief! I haven't started them yet. The injections are over 300$ per week, my insurance pays 80% and then my doctor gave me a Enbrel card which brings my copay down to 10$ a week. I couldn't imagine doing this without insurance!

posted about 6 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been on 10mg of Prednisone daily for over 22 years. Each time a Dr would lower my dosage to get me off Prednisone, I would end up in the hospital. It was too much, too soon. So... I took matter's into my own hands and very gradually lowered the dosage by 1/4mg on the 1st of each month. This way I am tricking my body into not noticing the lowered dose. I am happy to say that I am now down to 6mg daily with no relapse. I get my prescription of Prednisone in 1mg tablets instead of the 5mg so I can break them into quarters when needed. I take 3mg at breakfast and 3mg at dinner. (I never take my daily dose of prednisone once a day. I always split it up).

posted over 2 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I had been on 10 mg of prednisone then decreased by 1 mg every month till I was off after ten months . also on methotrexate. Two months after finishing prednisone ,I had a really bad flareup. I'm back on 4 mg for one month then decreasing to 2 .she wants to keep me on this small dosage. She says some people need a little something in their body at all times .

posted over 4 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I've been taking: prednisone a long time (30to40mgdaily)&:it has damaged my body per an RADoctor
Hair loss,rice skin
for those who don't know what rice skin is,its skin so thin that when my arms rub something they bleed
I have hundreds of scars on my arms I look like a freak {for lack of a better word)
I cannot function without this medication, if you can do without it please do
Research the pro's and con's of this drug.please excuse the writing of my text,keyboard messed up

posted almost 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was able to wean myself off Prendisone in about 6-7 months.

posted about 5 years ago
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