Support and Brace Support and Brace

Calendar

September 2018
M T W T F S S
« Aug    
 12
3456789
10111213141516
17181920212223
24252627282930

Corticosteroids – The Withdrawal Syndrome

October 26, 2010
No Cold Turkey

No Cold Turkey

This post is one in a series about managing the side effects of corticosteroids when treating osteoarthritis.

Corticosteroid treatments should never be suddenly stopped.  Usage should be slowly tapered down over time.  Rapid withdrawal may cause joint pain, fatigue, muscle stiffness, fever, and tenderness.  This condition is called “Steroid Withdrawal Syndrome”.

So don’t stop taking steroids cold turkey.  Talk to your doctor about gradually decreasing your dose, and discuss any symptoms you notice.



Leave a Reply