In mid-January, my pulmonologist prescribed a course of prednisone to counteract the side effects of Plaquinel (prescribed by my rheumatologist for my arthritis). Yesterday my rheumatologist prescribed a tapering course of pred for my arthritis.
I know that pred can be a great drug (both for arthritis and COPD) but that it can also have some serious side effects if taken too frequently. And the list of all of the precautions for taking it reads like a short novel.
Generally speaking, how often can you take pred before running into all of these complications? (Yeah, I know, we're all different, but ballpark figures would be appreciated.)