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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?
Prednisone was prescribed early on with my severe RA. After 2 years or so I learned more about side effects of STEROIDS. I weaned off it & I think was using Humira at the time. Over the next 18+ years, prednisone was the one drug that brought me out of some SEVERE situations. July 6th, 2013 i developed high fever & a diabetic sore was discovered between two toes. I was hospitalized & treated as a diabetic. " steroidal induced type II… read more
What symptoms can I expect now that I have started a prednisone taper? I am currently tapering down at 1g a month (10g was my starting point) I have been on prednisone since 2005. I am 61 yrs old, female and I was diagnosed with RA in 2005.