Home HealthTopics Health Centers Reference Library Research
Join us on Facebook Join us on Facebook Share on Facebook

Myasthenia Gravis

Regarding Body Healing

10/12/2011

Question:

I have been on prednisone for several years due to MG and also asthma. The dosage is always changing. It is my understanding that the body naturally produces 6 to 7 mg of steroid daily. My question is, if I can taper down or off of the steroid, will by body naturally start the production of the steroid? I understand that I may be taking this medication for life, but was wondering. Thank you

Answer:

Yes, your body will be able to produce its own cortisol. But it is very important that you work with your treating neurologist whenever medications are adjusted.

Remember, you and your doctor are a team.

For more information:

Go to the Myasthenia Gravis health topic, where you can:

Response by:

John G Quinlan, MD John G Quinlan, MD
Professor of Neurology
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati