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at what low dose of predisone does your adernal glands

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Posted on Fri, 13 Jul 2018
Question: at what low dose of predisone does your adernal glands wake back up. currently on 10mg. started predisone in Feb of this year. started at 60mg
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Answered by Dr. Mahboob Ur Rahman (3 hours later)
Brief Answer:
our body starts producing when reduced to 7.5 mg but takes time.

Detailed Answer:
Hi, welcome to ask a doctor service...
My name is Dr. Rahman.
I have read your question, and here is my advice...

In fact, our own adrenal glands start producing our own hormones, once steroids reduced to 7.5 mg daily (range is 5 to 10 mg). However, this may take quite sometimes.

How to stop steroids-- depends on the nature of the disease, the duration of steroids use and many factors, but general rule is we reduce it by about 5 mg every week to 2 weeks, until dose reaches 10 mg, after this we decrease it very slowly, like about 1 to 2.5 mg every two to 4 weeks depending on disease until it is stopped. Please note that this entire course should be done under strict supervision of your doctor.

Hopes this is clear now. I would be glad to answer anything further you want to ask.

Kind Regards
Dr Rahman.


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Brief Answer: our body starts producing when reduced to 7.5 mg but takes time. Detailed Answer: Hi, welcome to ask a doctor service... My name is Dr. Rahman. I have read your question, and here is my advice... In fact, our own adrenal glands start producing our own hormones, once steroids reduced to 7.5 mg daily (range is 5 to 10 mg). However, this may take quite sometimes. How to stop steroids-- depends on the nature of the disease, the duration of steroids use and many factors, but general rule is we reduce it by about 5 mg every week to 2 weeks, until dose reaches 10 mg, after this we decrease it very slowly, like about 1 to 2.5 mg every two to 4 weeks depending on disease until it is stopped. Please note that this entire course should be done under strict supervision of your doctor. Hopes this is clear now. I would be glad to answer anything further you want to ask. Kind Regards Dr Rahman.