Kristin Part 2

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Kristin: “As soon as you hear a doctor tell you that you can come off Prednisone, you’re excited; you want to come off that drug right away”

But when CreakyJoints Blogger Kristin got THAT news from her Rheumatologist earlier this year, she knew she had to taper off slowly:

Kristin:  Whether or not you are on a medication like Prednisone, I think it’s ultimately a decision that needs to be made between you and your doctor. And it’s great to go online, talk to other people and find out what their experiences are but don’t let it demonize a medication or a treatment”

Kristin adds that Prednisone really helped treat her symptoms of Lupus and Scleroderma so it was important to work closely with her doctor to taper off the drug. She stresses it’s important to partner with YOUR doctor to make decisions that are right for you.

And that’s a CJ Wrap, I’m Stacey Cahn