CureOrBust wrote:I have read somewhere the max / therapeutic dose was calculated at 1mg / Kg body mass / day (about 75mg / day for me, in a single dose / day).
I did a search to see if I could find this kinda info, and came across this site which has the dosage for various conditions. The interesting thing is that they had dosage between 120-180mg/day (for asthma in emergency). The dose calc I mentioned is mentioned numerous times down the page (as well as others). I would speak to your doc / GP. Actually, I think my GP also told me this calc.http://noairtogo.tripod.com/prednisone.htm
CureOrBust wrote:Also, I checked with 2 docs, and they said if I take it at this dose, I do not have to taper if I keep the pulse to less than 7 days (or was it five... 2 days is all I actually do now). This works for me because I don't really notice effects at the lower dose.
Did a search and found people (and "Doctors") which talked of 3 days as their comfort point without a taper. But again, speak with your doc. I am sure the two I asked pegged it about 5 or 7. One of the sites I came to said it was individual to a patient.
I also remembered another side effect I experienced. People talk of "moon face". A friend (no idea i was on prednisone) said I looked like I gained weight, in the face AND for me it looked good (I was on it longer term at the time, and stopped soon after).
If its way past dinner time... http://vasculitis.med.jhu.edu/treatments/prednisone.html
I came to the two days, as I found this was all I needed to stop a relapse in its tracks, through personal trial and error and that I wouldnt need to taper. I came to 75mg based on my weight, the above calculation, the pills come in 25mg, and I found 50mg was not as effective. Again, through personal trial and error.