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Dr at Mayo has me on prednisone since 8/15/2017 for a lung type allergens they are trying to see if goes away. I am down to 2 pills a day with one more week left. For 2 days I have been getting chills and sweats no fever. I also feel weak. Mayo side affects says call your Dr if I get these .

Doctor's Assistant: What medications do you take daily? Are you allergic to any medications?

Not allergic to anything. I take Wellbutrin cymbalta and amlodipine besylate

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

Levothyroxine

Submitted: 9 months ago.Category: Medical
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Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 9 months ago
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Hello I'm Dr Chip

Can you tell me what your prednisone taper has been up until now?

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
1st week was 4 pills 10 Mg 2nd same 3rd was 3 pills and 4th 3 pills now this week 2 pills and n st week 2
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 9 months ago

OK

That's a reasonable tapering plan

I don't think the chills and sweats are from the taper itself at this point and if I were your doctor I wouldn't go back up on the prednisone dosage for now

Of course you should let your doctor know about this but it sounds like you may be having a viral problem like the flu

Please let me know if you need any more information

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
with the side affects listed as to calling your dr that it could be serious, I was concerned, I have no fever.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 9 months ago

That was just if perhaps the tapering was too fast but as I said yours was reasonable

So I'm just saying this isn't at all serious but I can't tell you not to heed the instructions to call your doctor

As I said, if I were your doctor I would just have you continue the taper

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
He did have me on an antibodic as well that I am still taking. Maybe I did get some virus with the immune system low.
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 9 months ago

That's a possibility, yes, but still this doesn't sound like anything serious

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Customer reply replied 9 months ago
Thank you
Doctor: Dr Chip (M.D.), Doctor replied 9 months ago

My pleasure

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