Any one on steriods

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Is there anyone on prednisolone I've been on them on and off for two years. Currently on just 5 mg maintenance dose now but having job to come off them due to flares every time I get down to 2mg 

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    I've been on prednisolone for another medical condition in the past. It has some nasty side effects and I believe may be hard on the adrenals--though I'm not 100% sure about this. In general, because of the bad side effects, if you can get off it, you should. This has to be done very gradually.

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      Yes it would be great to come off it unfortunately each time my consultant tells me to taper down that's when flares start

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    Hi,

    I have been on 5mg maintenance dose for about 10yrs I increase to 15mg for a flare. If u are struggling to reduce them u must still need them if not maybe something else?? As obviously something is going on.

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      Yes these preds aren't for post viral fatigue they are for another illness I have but they make me tired so affect the PVf catch 22

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    I was on it in the past for a chest infection but felt absolutely dreadful on it - totally spaced out, lightheaded and drained. You could maybe see if there is a natural alternative that might help. Some foods can help reduce inflammation in the body such as pineapple so you could possibly change your diet. There are probably herbal or homeopathic remedies you could try too. Most prescribed drugs I've had have made me feel worse.

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      There are usually natural alternatives to medical drugs; it just takes a bit of looking. Glad you mentioned it Elaine! razz

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      So true a lot of meds do make you feel worse totally agree with you there and yes if I could take natural alternative things I would one hundred per cent but unfortunately I have rare liver disorder an consultant dosent advise 
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      No never tried one, I've recently bought juicer well known make I'm going to try juicing see if makes difference to energy levels have you tried juicing georgia

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      Yes I did but I prefer blending because the fruit retains its fibre. Also I'm an underweight diabetic so I have to limit fruit.

      I've recently gone on the Keto, low carb, high fat diet and I've changed the fruit I eat to the lowest carb fruits like melons, peaches and plums etc. It was hard to cut out grapefruit but I'm not craving sugars or fruit juices now and I'm not getting as hungry as I used to.

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      Both my parents were diabetics mum was insulin dependant dad was type 2 I haven't got diabetis but I'm monitored that's very interesting I'm going to look into that georgia as I do crave sugar badly since steriods hence weight gain 

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