Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome

Steroid withdrawal

Many or most patients with Myositis take Prednisone to reduce muscle inflammation. “Steroid withdrawal syndrome” or “rebound effect” is a potential complication when tapering off long term use of Prednisone. The body has an exaggerated response that can result in fever, muscle pain, joint pain – making it difficult for the patient and the doctor to distinguish between an actual flare of the disease and withdrawal symptoms sometimes leading to an unnecessary increase in Prednisone.

 

 

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Hi, this may be interesting to you: Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome! The link is included below: https://understandingmyositis.org/steroid-withdrawal-syndrome/ --- Myositis Support and Understanding is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization.