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A 37-year-old member asked:

what are the most obvious symptoms of prednisone withdrawal and how long do they last?

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Dr. Steven Cohen
Sports Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: May depend on the dosage used and the duration of treatment. Stopping abruptly after a long course and high dosage can be a disaster causing life threatening results. More modest dosage may lead to joint pain when the anti-inflamatory effect of the Prednisone is removed.
Dr. Bruce Rothschild
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Fatigue, flare: Flare/resurgence of the underlying disease, fatigue, hyperkalemia, eosinophilia.

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