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  • jkprednisolone 2
  • maryann303 1

    LS & Partial Labial Adhesion

    I was diagnosed with LS and have a partial started using Estrace to get my vaginal tissue healthy and Clobetazol to improve and keep the LS in check, which both have done. Initially, the doctor was in agreement that surgery is a reasonable end game for the labial adhesion, but today,

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  • jkprednisolone 2

    Drug Preference

    Hi - I've been taking Prednisone for a while now, I think I need a steady dose of 2/3 mg/day although I'm currently taking 5/day because of a recent flare. My specialist wants me to take a drug called Azathioprine, as it's not a steroid and hasn't got the same side effects. From my own reading I

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  • annie76946 2
  • kim59492 4

    High neutrophils after cortisone

    Hi I had a cortisone injection in my shoulder two days ago. My face was red and flushed yesterday. So I work in ER and had some bloods done. The wbc came back higher than it should have done. I was told that cortisone can raise the wbc in the blood. Does anyone know about this ? Thanks.

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  • h54078 1

    Prednisolone and Sarcoidosis

    I am a 31 year old male who was diagnosed with sarcoid in November 2013 and immediately prescribed 40mg (8 pills) daily for the first 2 months. At first I was manic, full of energy and couldn't sleep. I ate myself out of house and home and thought I could achieve anything. It was all quite a new

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  • Volleyballmom 2

    Spinal Steroid Injection S1-L5

    HELP! I have been diagnose having L5-S1 There is a broad-based disc bulge with foraminal/extraforaminal protrusion which contacts the existing left L5 nerve root within the neural foramen moderate left foraminal narrowing. I was having pain, electric shock across my low back, after sitting down

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  • bonnielee 2

    trying to reduce dosage

    I was diagnosed, finally, with PMR the end of August after 6 weeks of horrible pain in shoulders where I couldn't even turn over in bed, get out of bed or get dressed or drive without screaming.  I didn't get any relief until they got me up to 20mg and even then the pain was only tolerable. That

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  • sharad17925ssk 1

    Advice regarding useof medicine deflazacort 6 mg

    I Have Diabetes. and have bloodpresure I have been operateted for open Heart surgery in the month of June 2014.I have ear problems in both ears as my hearing power has completely deteriorated. My ear speacilist Chheda has suggested me deflacort 6mg twice a day for 5 day course

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  • isabell51157 2

    Prednisolone 5mg

    Hi I have been given Prednisolone 5mg to be taken twice a day for bronchitis.  I also suffer from arthuritis in my spine, and hip and in the mornings am in agony  and some days can barely walk.  I have looked on your discussions and found that many people find it beneficial to take prednisolone for arthuritis. ...

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  • linda61597 3

    Started Predisone and not sure is safe!!!

    I have bronchitis and doctor gave me script for 20mg twice a day of Predisone for 5 days only. Heard so many scary things about this drug. Is it safe to take 20 mg twice a day & what side effects will I get if any?? Has anyone taken this dosage & twice a day and is it safe????????????

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  • morgan51636 2

    Tapering from Prednisone after Relapse

    Hi all, I have Rheumatoid Arthritis and I've been taking Prednisone for a little over a year.  I started at a dose of 60-70 mg a day and I finally tapered down to 15 mg a day.  I had a horrible flare up and had to increase my dose back to 60 mg for about a week.  I'm trying to taper back down but I'

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  • lucy21537 1


    I've started taking prednisolone recently. I was wondering if someone could tell me when the first side effects start, like moon-face, Thanks a lot. I've heard that it has terrible side effects.

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  • mh1981 2

    2 weeks off prednisolone

    Ok so it's been 2 weeks since I took my last prednisolone tablet and the withdrawal symptoms don't really seem to be subsiding. The main issues revolve around the following Breathlessness just walking Really quite bad aches and pains in my legs and back when waking up Skin rash / hives that

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  • marie2929 2

    Just diagnosed

    Hi! I was just diagnosed with autoimune hepatatis a few days ago at 37 years old. I was given 40mg of Prednisone daily and I just feel lost with lots of doubts. Can I live the rest of my life with this condition? Please share your experiences. Thanks

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  • maureen52 2

    Steroid injections.

    I have had my 2nd lot of steroids injections in my knees, for treatment of Psoriatic arthritis and slight Osteoarthritis, the 1st injections worked quite well, I was able to walk for a while until I tried to drive my car and it all started again, this 2nd lot of injections do not seem to have the

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  • liv70988 2

    Stressing about prednisone !! HELP

    So yesterday I was prescribed 50mg of prednisone for 8 weeks (hopefully tapering will start before then though) for recently diagnosed kidney diesease. The doctor said one of the major side effects is weight gain and puffiness in the face. I go to the gym every day (6 days a week at least) for

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  • paul24510 1

    Long-term side effects from Prednisolone

    Hi everybody, ​I'm a 36-year-old man who was diagnosed with Crohn's aged 10 and was prescribed high doses of Prednisolone throughout my adolescence (up to 60mg in short bursts). My Crohn's has now been in remission for many years and in that time I've only occasionally taken steroids during

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  • Erika 1234 2

    I have been on 10mls steroids for 1 year for bullous phemagoid.

    The doctors want to put me on not sure about it.  Im itchy everyday. no blisters sores and lumps under my skin. I have had enough. The heat in qld had made this intorable. Im looking for answers or alternatives with the control of othis condition.  im scared from open sores. i need

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  • julie28248 2

    My 80+ mom on her 3rd round of Prednisone in less than a year.

    They think she has fibromyalgia. She is in excruciating pain more so in the evening when she sleeps. This is her 3rd and heaviest round of Prednisone. Starting at (4) 5mg tabs a day for 14 days then decreasing to (3) for 14 days and then 2 a day for 14 days ect til gone and a refill on the bottle.

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  • hindags 3


    I was diagnosed with PMR quite quickly.  Classical symptoms with sudden onset.  I waited about ten days to start Prednisone because I needed to learn a thing or two. In the interim I consulted a healthcare professional outside of my HMO who recommended that I go on a modified Paleo diet. She

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  • Tom3300011611 1

    Need Help with Prednisone Problem

    Hi: I have been on prednisone for 20 years and have real bad muscle atrophy. The last 5 years I have been on only 10 mg. If I tapper off the prednisone And start phy. therapy Will some of the muscle come back. I can bearly walk or make steps.               Please Help           Tom

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  • jkprednisolone 2

    Alendronic Acid

    Hi - I'm coming down from 60mg/day of prednisolone (2 years ago), currently on 1 mg/day every 3 days.  I asked my doctor if I could stop taking the Alendronic Acid as it makes me feel bad.  Does anyone else have any experience with the drug? I'm male, aged 48. Cheers

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  • sally54984 2

    feel really ill - could it be finishing prednisilone?

    hi all - i suffer with COPD, i usually have about 2 "flare ups" per yr. - 5/7 days of amoxillan & prednisilone along with salbtimol for my nebuliser usually puts me right-however this latest flare up ended with being hospitalised but thankfully all ok-the problem seems to be since i have finished

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  • Lizfor 3

    Drug rash despite being on steroids.

    Despite taking 45 mg a day of prednisolone for GCA I have developed a tremendous drug allergy rash. I took a small dose of codeine linctus to help with a cough and the next morning I noticed spots all over my chest and abdomen. It has gradually got worse and 5 days on the spots have run into each

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  • Sbgoodguy 2

    Prednisone Withdrawal HELP

    I have had Ulcerative Colitis for many years but with rare flare ups. This year I have a had a lot of stress at work (all sorted now thankfully) and this has meant I have had two periods of about 12 weeks on pred, both starting with 35mg and tapering. After the first period I got such bad anxiety

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  • Wheezy 1 2

    Severe asthma and effects of prednisone

    This is my first post and as you can see from the title I'm suffering from an exacerbation over the last 5 months that has really been awful. Prednisone does not seem to help much ,even starting a round at 60 mg.i also use all the reg. breathing meds . I'm getting bigger and bigger and hate this

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  • Cheryl0215 2

    Short term prednisone use. Withdrawl??

    I am on 20mg of prednisone for five days. First time ever on it.  Last day is today.  Helped alot but am I going to have withdrawl from such a short time? Only side effects were hot and sweaty. ​Need to be prepaired. They are working on getting me an injection this week to aleviate neck pain from

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  • shazza60 1

    horrendous withdrawal

    I've had horrendous withdrawal from another tablet while also getting used to ecitalapram has anyone else been woken up with really bad butterflies that turn into stomach pain ?

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  • tammi31 2

    Feeling horrible after been on the steroid prednisone

    Hi all , wonder if anyone can help .. I was put on prednisone steroid for 5 days after I went to my doctor last Thursday wif a cough and slightly tight chest .. I was on 8 tabs a day and I'm sure they were 5mg .. I finished them on Monday past .. Since Sunday tho I have been feeling quite weird

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  • Pindie68 3

    Moon face

    I'm on a tapering dose of prednisone 60mg per day down to 20mg currently. I had a day in hospital 2 weeks ago where I had 400mg IV to try and get into remission with UC which, touch wood, seems to have worked. I feel rough but I think it's a chest infection, cough and cold that I am trying to get

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  • jill18540 2

    Prednisolone withdrawal side effects

    Hi, I'm a new member and wonder if anyone can give me some info about the side effects of withdrawing prednsiolone at the lower doses.  I have a lung condition called crytogenic organising pneumonia and have been on Prednisolone for a year now gradually reducing from 40 mg this time last year to 3

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  • linda2471 1

    Budesonide tapering

    hi all I am tapering budesonide for three weeks now .I am now on 3mg daily but am experiencing palpitations breathlessness pain all over itchy skin/hives more bowel movements feeling nauseas as anybody else had this experience when tapering been on them since March 2016 started at 9mg and every

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  • ann26722 2

    Steroid reduction.

    Hi it's me again still reducing steroids gradually but since the previous reduction in October now down to 5 I still have the aches and muscular is worse in my knees particularly when I stand from sitting. Feel very stiff when walking and shoulders and even fingers ache. It's a brilliant

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  • misdiagnose 4

    PMR stiffness, weakness and pain all day and night!

    Speaking to someone this morning. "I can't possibly have PMR because it says sufferers get symptoms for the first 30 minutes in the morning. Mine last all day and I'm unable to move at night". Same here I said! In addition to the prednisone (and I take enteric coated because I get gastritis otherwise),...

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