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A 35-year-old member asked:

after tappering off prednisone how long should it take for the body to correct itself?

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Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Steroid taper: If you have tapered very slowly from being on steroids for years, it will take6 to 12 months to allow the adrenal glands to recover the normal cortisone production. The pituitary will take longer and it is very difficult to assess this recovery of gland function. Most doctors will add extra cortisone to your regime3n during times of stress ie surgery or infection, or you will be very sick.

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A 25-year-old female asked:

How long does it take prednisone come out of your body?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
2-4 days!: Prednisone has a half life of 9 hrs. It is almost gone in two days. However the effects on pituitary gland and adrenal gland are longer if you have been on it for a longer period of time.
A 41-year-old member asked:

How long does it take for prednisone to leave your body?

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Dr. Jeffrey Rumbyrt
Allergy and Immunology 32 years experience
Qualified response: Prednisone itself is metabolized and 'out of the body' within 24 hours; however, the effects of Prednisone may last for days.
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A 36-year-old female asked:

What are the symptoms that indicate your body is not producing enough cortisol. I have just tapered off of prednisone after long term use.

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Dr. Azmat Qayyum
Pulmonary Critical Care 33 years experience
Tiredness. Fatigue: I don't know why you were taking prednisone. One of the symptoms would be tiredness and fatigue.

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