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@jullieh

There are quite a few centers that do the rapid prednisone taper now. They give another drug (there are a few different ones) at the time of transplant, it's called an induction, which reduces the immune system significantly and lasts for 6-12 months. It allows for the rapid withdrawal of the steroids right after transplant. My issue is I did great with this, I had no rejection but had to go on prednisone for another reason and now, at 9 months post transplant, they are not sure if they should take me off prednisone again or not.

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@jullieh A taper off prednisone with followup on your bloodwork, to monitor you, may be the only way you'll know. What have your Dr's said the reason for the prednisone at this time is? My husband was put on prednisone some time after his transplant, because his white blood cell count went too low, and remains on a low dose. They decreased his dosage of microphenolate, but kept the tacrolimus dose the same. It is always a balancing act with medications, and how your labs are telling the inside story to the medical professionals.
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