Connect with others who understand.

sign up log in
Resources
About myRAteam
Real members of myRAteam have posted questions and answers that support our community guidelines, and should not be taken as medical advice. Looking for the latest medically reviewed content by doctors and experts? Visit our resource section.

Prednisone

Prednisone

I find prednisone is the only drug that makes me pain free . I'm on methotrexate 15mgs and voltarin. How low a dose is safe to take as a maintenance dose ?

A myRAteam Member said:

I'm on long term low dose (5mg) Prednisolone. I feel so much better on it.

posted about 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Talk to your rheumy about adding a biologic. You then might be able to get off the steroid.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

You bet I take prednisone. I take 4mg. daily for those so-so days, and 15mg. on those really bad flare days.
My general p[physician told me that 5mg. is an okay dose daily. I am on MTX (Methotrexate) 15mg weekly along with Hydoxychlor 200 mg. and newly added one called Leflunomide once daily and I am finding some relief with that. I agree that the prednisone is so helpful with the pain.

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

It's difficult to say 'cos we are all different and all react differently. I am on 1mg alternating with 1/2mg daily of the Prednisilone and 2x10mg MTX once a week plus 1x200mg Plaquenil daily and take supplements. Seems to control my RA except for the Flares that pop up with NO warning!

posted over 5 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Yes, I feel like I have answered this question already but I take Prednisone daily. Sometimes I can increase it for a few days with the approval of my doc during a flare but lately he has me come in for a shot.

posted about 5 years ago
Already a Member? Log in