A 48-year-old member asked:
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how long does it take for your body to recover from taking prednisone for 4 weeks?

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Dr. Evans Prieston
43 years experience Pharmacology
Prednisone : You did not mention the dose you were taking or if your Prednisone was tapered gradually before finally being discontinued. If it was gradually tapered as is recommended, your metabolic recovery should be complete within about a week after the last dose.
Answered on Mar 16, 2020
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