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Also known as Alclometasone, Beclomethasone, Betamethasone, Budesonide, Clobetasol, Deflazacort, Dexamethasone, Diflucortolone, Eumovate, Fludrocortisone, Fludroxycortide, Fluocinolone, Fluticasone, Hydrocortisone, Methylprednisolone, Mometasone, Nasonex, Prednisolone

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  • 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...

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  • Dexamathesone

    Anyone do a 3 day course, 60 mg a day? Feeling really weird and having vision issues after finishing 

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  • Withdrawal?

    Hi, I was on 40mg if prednisone for 5 days because I had a test come back saying I had slightly elevated inflammation somewhere in my body. The test results were ran for chest pain I have been having. Now that I have been off of it for a couple of days I have had constant severe headaches, vision changes,...

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  • 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 like...

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  • Injections

    I need to have an injection in my lumbar area for bulging discs that are wrapped around a nerve. The doctor told me today that I need to wait 30 days because I was on oral steroids. Does anyone know why I can't get the injection having been on steroids for a week? 

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  • Prednisolone withdrawal - skin rash

    I have been taking Prednisolone at varying doses for pretty much the last 12 months, i was initially waiting for surgery on nasal polyps and taking steroids for a prolonged period of time, after the surgery I was prescribed a heavy course again by the surgeon. Since the surgery I have had problems with...

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  • Problem with getting my prescriptioni

    I am currently taking hydroxychloroquine for alapecia my question is does any one have difficulty getting GP to prescribe it as mine says he cant consultant says he can so who do i believe, at the.moment having to ask consultant for it every few months, I would be grateful if anyone can help, thank you

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  • Son was prescribed prednisone steroids for three days

    Hi all, was wondering if any one could help.. my 9 year old son was put on 5mg prednisone 6 tablets in the morning for three days due to an allergic reaction. Two days after finishing them he collapsed and had a seizure ( that's what I think it was ) then started vomiting, going dizzy, and severe...

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  • Cortisone

    Hi everyone, just wanted to know if anyone knows why cortisone shots are limited to 3 or 4 a year. Are they safe? Or not safe? Just wondering I'm going in for 5 shot. And there the only thing that helps with my pain. Any thoughts?

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  • 10 to 0 in 8 months

    I have had PMR. For four years and have been up to 20 mg per day.  Last Nov2016 i started going down as i was on 10 mg for quite some time.   Using 1 mg per month i became Prednisone free!!!!! It has been great  but 3 days ago i woke up in agony . Cannot toll over in bed, neck back Hands...

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  • Steroids

    Has anyone ever being on hydrocortisone Auden 10mg as a weening of steroids? How did you feel? 

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  • Cortisone and hip injections

    Hi new to this forum.  I just wanted to ask how many shots to your hip can be too many. I've had 4 this year and in a month will have my last shot for the year. I'm wondering has anyone else had more shots? And how do you feel. 

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  • Prednisone withdrawal

    Hi,  i've been on 10 mg of prednisone for over a year now. I've just started weaning. I weaned down to 7 mg and did fine on that but now have been down to 5 mg for over a week and I feel like cr**! Lately  I wake up with pounding headache's and this morning aches all over like I...

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  • Sarcoidosis

    I was diagnosed with Sarcoidosis 2 months ago whilst in hospital for 3 weeks. I had IV Prednisolone x 3000mg over 3 days. Left me totally shattered. I'm now on 40mg daily & I think I have developed psychosis as I'm getting terrible mood swings. I have almost all side effects associated with...

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  • Withdrawal rash

    Anyone? Mine is face and upper body mainly.  Face blotchy and red. Stingy and itchy.  Heat sensitive.  Anyone else ?? How long did this last ? Any treatment ?

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  • Prednisolone withdrawal symptoms.

    I have been diagnosed with bells palsy a month ago and its all healed up now thanks to preds. But the withdrawal is really annoying, I have been on 70mg of preds for a week and tapered down to nothing for a month and now Iam feeling really sick of it i have muscle aches that come and go, at my neck,...

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  • Steroid Medication

    3yrs ago I was informed that I had PMR and referered  Rheumatologist who carried out some some Tests, which revealed that I had Fibromyalgia , crystals in my joints,in addition to this I also have COPD.  Whilst I appreciate these are different issues,however my Rheumi would like to start me...

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  • Addisons Disease

    I was suspected of Addisons Disease because of my dark skin, dark palmar creases, muscle weakness and body aching all over, also low steroid levels.  I was surprised when my Synacthen Test was normal and I have had to stop taking Hydrocortisone. The only trouble is my symptoms have returned, but...

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  • Press

    I'm currently on 4mg a week having 3 days pred free. I've just decided to reduce again so now taking 3mg and having 4 pred free days I'm hoping I can manage this reduction as I've tried 3 times since Christmas and because l felt tired and achy l upped them again. I'm in Cyprus at...

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  • Prednisone and facial hair

    Hi! I was diagnosed with Lupus in March 2017, and I have been on prednisone since then. Recently I have noticed a lot of facial hair and acne. My dose is being tapered down to 20mg in a few days. As I have read earlier threads, I am aware that its a known side effect most people deal with. I wanted...

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  • coming off short cycle of prednisone

    I'm completing a short term cycle (6 days) of Prednisone for ear and throat congestion following a summer cold.  I'm also nearing the end of a cycle of cefdinir antibiotics for the same reason.  In addition, I'm working through some hormonal changes in switching birth control methods...

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  • Reducing steriords

    I was put on 15 mg. of predinsone 8 wks. ago for Polymylagia Rheumatica. Doctor told me last week to reduce the amount to 6 mg. The first day I started with headaches & some of the same pain I was feeling prior to taking the initial dose. The higher dose also helped my fibromyalgia.  By day...

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  • Stopping Prednisone

    Hello, a week ago I was prescribed Prednisone 20 Mg tablets for breathing problems due to brochnitis.  I am talking them for a week and have my last tablet on Friday.  I am wondering will there be any side effects after stopping? Also will my arthritis pain come back?  Thanks

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  • 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...

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  • 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....

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  • 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...

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  • 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...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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