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Low dose Prednisone

I am on bridge therapy with 5mg Prednisone for knee swelling and waiting until the stelara works for knee swelling. I have been on this dose for knee swelling for 4 months. One doctor says I should discontinue while another says it is fine to stay on a little longer until the stelara works. What are your thoughts? I haven't been getting much side effects on this low dose except rare headache.
 

my little penguin

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If it's for your joints
What is rheumo advising ?
For ds GI controls pred for GI symptoms
And rheumo controls pred for JSpA symptoms

Ds is currently on 7.5 mg of pred a day for JSpA
Waiting for Stelara to kick in

If one doc has a concern I make sure they conference the prescribing doc

Good luck
 
I've actually seen two rheumatologists. It's really a gray line.One says just stay on low dose Prednisone because I think I also have other joints affected. When I come off the pred I get achy joints and worsening knee swelling. I have tmj pain which I think might also be an arthritis because it gets better on pred. One of the ibd people I saw recommended for me to come off pred as soon as I can. I have been taking orders 7.5. I feel like they are really leaving me to decide.
 
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