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Steroids

Steroids

What is your usual dose of steroids for a flare up? Just curious how other doctors do a taper.

A myRAteam Member said:

I usually dont take steroids. I have, have have to be hurting. My doctor does the trapping. Like 5 for the first and second day. 4 for 5 days and so forth. When I had my last surgery i had a really bad flare. And it do any thing for me. But i do not take them on a regular basis.

posted about 1 month ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have always been given a 7 day course and decrease daily. Don't like bc I end up getting another flair somewhere else. Just work through it with hot and cold packs. Good luck

posted about 1 month ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I was on steroids off and on for about 20 years. When I first started in the '80s I was taking about 50 mg daily and then I got to a point that it didn't really do anything for me anymore and like everybody said I they were slowly reduced. I no longer take them I stop taking them in about 2010. And I do not tend to go back on them. I got a lot of side effects I have very brittle bones I now take folic acid daily and D3 daily to help with that. But I've had a lot of issues because of brittal bones. Broke my femur twice so much for being the strongest bone in the body. But that's another story.

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

They are rough on your body...have to weigh out the side affect and pain level. Like I said do the 7 day Pac only when necessary

posted about 2 months ago
A myRAteam Member said:

I have been given a 7 day pack where it decreases each day. I rarely do it because I don't like them.

posted about 2 months ago
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