One of the things that I am having trouble getting to grips with is the tapering of the Prednisolone. Why is it that although I know that when I am on one of the tapering cycles I have a distinct lack of energy until my body starts to compensate. I still tend to overdo things.
When I first started to Taper down I was on 60 mg a day and was tapering by 10 mg a time but as my dosage decreased so the amount by which I tapered by was reduced until at a dose 20 mg a day I tapered at 2 mg a day every 2 weeks over a period of 10 weeks until I reached 10 mg a day. this was held until May this year when I had my 3 monthly appointment with my Consultant.
At that appointment he talked about tapering the Prednisolone again to a point where I would be taking a 15 mg dose every other day, so I am tapering now on a dose of 3 mg / 15 mg on alternate days for 4 weeks and then on to 1 mg/15 mg alternate days for 4 weeks and then onto 0 mg/15 mg Alternate days until I see him in september.
Well it is not going to badly but what I am finding is that on the days after taking the 3 mg dose I am very short of energy whereas on the days after I take the 15 mg dose I have a lot more energy, hopefully after 2 0r 3 weeks the body will adjust to the difference in the doses.
I have to be careful that I plan my shopping trips around the dosage otherwise I find that I overdo things and end up suffering for a day or two after with sore muscles and fatique, but I know that it will be worth it in the end just to hopefully be able to come of the Prednisolone.