I have been on predisone for 2 weeks, 60 mg. a day, trying to get off, took it for bells palsey, (dr. orders) mylegs are very weak, how long befor I feel better, I,m 80 female, Bells palsey gone, but am weak. down to 20 mg day, cutting back to 10 mg,then 15, then10, then 5, then stop, legs weak and don/t feel good. will the weakness go away in my legs?
Prednisone -Reducing my dose but my legs are very weak and don't feel good, how long will this last?
- 12 May 2011 by wilmaelam
- 16 April 2018
Muscle weakness, especially in the thighs, is a common side effect of Prednisone especially when reducing your dosage.
Low impact daily exercise may help you to feel better eg, walking and weight bearing exercises.
Talk with your doctor if you are concerned.
I have stepped down from 100mg to 10mg and my legs are very weak. I have MCD of the Kidneys and it took 3 months last time for me to gain enough strength to drive a car.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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