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Prednisone for only 5 days?

Hi all. I went to ER on 24th for significant pain on right side. CT scan found narrowing at site of surgery in terminal ileum 7 years ago. ER doc prescribed 60 mg prednisone for 5 days. Pain has improved markedly. I'm thinking it may be foolish to just go off it with no other treatment in place. I have been in remission until now since surgery, or so I thought. I have appt with new GI doc in 2 weeks. Should I get general practitioner to continue prednisone until then? Thanks.
 

scottsma

Well-known member
Location
Tynemouth,
Personally I would see how you feel when finished the 5 day course.Especially if you're feeling better.60mg is quite a high dose,I've only ever taken 40mg.Most people want to be on steroids for as short a time as possible and the doctor who prescribed them for only 5 days must have thought that was adequate for your present problem. If in doubt though,ring your G.P...….
 
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