Any drug should be started, discontinued or tapered only as per a doctor’s advice. Steroid weaning
can mimic other conditions and is characterized by weakness, decreased appetite, nausea, weight loss, dizziness or fainting. Tapering the drug gives the adrenal glands time to adjust and produce its own hormones to return to their normal patterns of secretion. How quickly steroids can be tapered depends on the medical condition. It is best to see your physician and discuss your concerns.