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In your opinion, is 35mg prednisone a heavy dose?

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      Hello everyone who reads this post,

      I did three combos but liver enzymes, AST and ALT, went up to 353 and 658 respectively. They started dropping naturally down to 174 and 450 in two days without steroids. Now I am on 35mg of prednisone and the levels are 105 and 334.
      Is 35mg a lot? The doctor said I will be on this dosage another week which will be a total of two weeks.

      All the best and thanks in advance for any replies,


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          I had to go on prednisone for a month also for the same reason. I actually started at 80 or 90 mg per day and then tapered down 5 mg every 2 days. It wasn’t bad my numbers started lowering immediately. I went for blood work once a week. Make sure to have your doc give you a script for omperazole because prednisone causes terrible heartburn.
              Got it. Thanks for the tip.


            STL Mike
              I had to take prednisone for different side effects. I bounced around a lot on dosage. Started at 60, tapered then up to 80 tapered, then ended up at 120 tapered down to 20 f0r a while and finally tapered off. Besides the common dark stools I experienced the whole wheel ‘o side effects every time my dosage changed going up or down. Super wired up and active, eat everything in sight, no appetite, constipation, loose stools. Check out the possible side effects for prednisone I had pretty much all of them at some point. But I was on it damn near a year until things straightened out and I got off it.

              My issue was nasty skin lesions on my feet and hands. Lost 4 toe nails on my left foot.

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