... iv's iv steroids the wk before chemo then 80mg a day for 6 months to a year but then the dosage changed after 5 wks to start decreasing the 80mg of prednisone to 60mg and start cellcept 250mg at 8 a day? my husband is having terrible toruring side effects and we have't even started the cellcept. we're scared to. are we doing the right thing in trusting these doctors with his life? he's already suffered fron shingles. the cellcept sounds worse. he's 72 yrs old we don't know what is the right thing to do. will someone please help us?