Reply To: Taking Prednisone

August 11, 2018 at 4:10 pm

My case is unusual I believe, because my CIDP built up in the top halves of my feet for 5.5 years, primarily in the sensory nerves, and then steepened recently to become too painful to easily walk. Now my largest toes and balls of feet are numb all the way through.

Started taking Prednisone three weeks ago. 60/mg day. Side effects have been pretty big – blood sugar, pressure and inability to sleep – but I think I’m adjusting.

I am 90% sure that the Prednisone has reduced the pain. It seems like there was a war in my feet for the last couple years, and it’s no longer being waged.

The numbness is still deep, but I do think I’m getting a little feeling back. I have a Rebuilder and in the past I would attach the pads to my toes and max out the volts and not feel anything. Now I feel something.

I hope this is helpful.