I started at 50mg/day of pred. last March. But it ended up paralyzing me. I had to taper slowly because of the flare I was dealing with, but I got down to 10mg/day by June. I was not 'working out' at all during that time (doing cardio), except to do physical therapy to recover from the paralysis.
Finally in November I was cleared to do cardio again and was down to 1mg/day. And in Dec. was allowed to go off the pred completely because of my bloodwork results. Instead I've been on Plaquenil.
I had to 're-group' this past fall and work hard to lose the weight I gained while on the pred. Now that I'm back to where I started I'm trying to keep the scale moving and trying to be more consisten with work-outs. But it's always hard for me!
Lupus-Team Butterfly co-leader
| current weight: 145.0