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Saturday, December 7, 2013
Regarding Body Healing
I have been on prednisone for several years due to MG and also asthma. The dosage is always changing. It is my understanding that the body naturally produces 6 to 7 mg of steroid daily. My question is, if I can taper down or off of the steroid, will by body naturally start the production of the steroid? I understand that I may be taking this medication for life, but was wondering. Thank you
Yes, your body will be able to produce its own cortisol. But it is very important that you work with your treating neurologist whenever medications are adjusted.
Remember, you and your doctor are a team.
John G Quinlan, MD
Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati