Reply To: New Development, Need Advice

June 27, 2012 at 4:45 pm

Steroids are a standard treatment for CIDP, and are used in conjunction with other medication with the dosage tapering down, to avoid long-term side affects. I took prednisone for about a year, with the dosage tapering from the initial dose to zero over that time. At the same time I took mycophenolate mofetil (Cellcept), an immune system suppressant, and I remain on that today. I had no side effects from the prednisone that I was aware of.