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  • annie2418 2

    SI joint steroid injections

    Hi: was wondering how long most steroid injections take to 'kick in,' since it's been 5 days now, and I feel absolutely no relief. My Pain Mgt. doctor is the Chair of a very good hospital, so he certainly knows what he's doing - but since both SI joints were done, only 20 mg were injected on each side....

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  • richard48321 2

    Prednisolone high dosage in error

    I stupidly took 200mg ( in 2 lots of 100mg am then pm) for four days by mistake. I misunderstood the doctor's orders then didnt read his prescription. This was about 3 weeks ago. I developed (it seems just then) a terrible painful upper stomach. It still aggrivates and food is hard to get past it. I...

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  • Philippa 1

    I was tested for Addisons Disease

    Hi everyone, i was tested for Addisons Disease and had a Synacthen test which was normal and I was told that It was safe to stop using Hydrocortisone.  They also said if I felt unwell to come back and see the Endocrinology Team and to continue using Hydrocortisone.  The only thing is I stopped using...

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  • david22909 2

    Prednisone for a year - it may kill me, but at least I feel better

    I have been on prednisone for almost a year now for myasthenia gravis. 30mg currently. My face ballooned, I gained 20 lbs in 1 month, my ball bag has shrunk, and my leg bones hurt. My pee pee doesn't work like it used to. Does anyone have the same side effect? It does help with a lot of things, I haven't...

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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 experience...

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  • KimWilson 1

    I have been taking prednisolone for more than 3 months now

    I have been taking prednisolone for a little over 3 months now and I have experienced a number of horrible side effects. My bones feel weak, I have scars all over my body, my face is swollen. I unfortunately have to continue taking a 20mg dose every day to control my carotid vasculitis. Am afraid of...

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  • Livmatalon 1

    Prednisone side effects (how long tho)

    Hey so I took 20mg of prednisone for 3 days and now I am off of it but RIDICULOUS achey everywhere, bloated as hell, agitated, and my fingers are swelling. Is this normal?? WHEN DOES THIS END?? Thanks

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  • gill88268 1

    Predisonole for chronic throat clearing

    I have had symptoms of chronic throat clearing for the past 5 weeks or so. Today had larandscopy (camera in nose) nothing untoward was found thank goodness, no acid reflux either. Have been  prescibed steroids for 5 days 30mg to see if it helps, am a bit worried as have read good and bad, anyone had...

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  • michael49014 1

    Avoiding topical steroid withdrawl

    I have been given kenacomb for chronic angular chelitis but I've read about the withdrawl symptoms of steroids. I want to know if I use it for a week just on the corner of my lips twice a day, is there a chance that my whole body will break out in a withdrawl or is the withdrawl just local? Thanks

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  • jkprednisolone 2
  • maryann303 1

    LS & Partial Labial Adhesion

    I was diagnosed with LS and have a partial adhesion..I 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, the...

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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 see...

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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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  • 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 for...

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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 was...

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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 Dr.Nirav Chheda has suggested me deflacort 6mg twice a day for 5 day course alonwith...

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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'm...

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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, depression... 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 come...

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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 same...

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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 at...

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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 flare-ups....

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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 advice....

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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. The...

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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 described...

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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 the...

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