Prednisone vs prednisolone for cats

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http://www.petplace.com/drug-library/prednisone-prednisolone/page1.aspx http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-3164.2004.411_22.x/abstract heres a link to a study being done: http://vet.sagepub.com/content/44/1/80.
One more link, it has a lot of good info too for cats and costipation. http://www.littlebigcat.com/index.php?
It has been a long nine years as I'm sure you know. I have taken prednisone now for those nine years and it is really starting to affect my life, my body is becoming immune to the prednisone so I have seen a lot of the hospital lately for solumedrol. I have taken all the antirejection meds or autoimmune suppressants and so many others. I feel like a guinea pig because nobody knows what to do with me. I have seen all the specialists even the cleveland clinic and university hospital groups.
He's been on it for five days now and is still pretty out of it. He is extremely lethargic (sleeps most of the day), has coordination problems, and weakness in his hind end. He walks veeery slowly. He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
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