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Tapering Of Prednisone And My Own Prednisone Battle by animekid Posted Wed 01 Sep 2010 12:00am Hi there everyone. Tapering off of Prednisone is a pretty complicated subject in my opinion because of some of the different ways of doing it. Just the other day I received something from someone who may no longer be  a Facebook member as to a ... Read on »
The Prednisone Chronicals by Keli Roberts Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 13 May 2011 6:17pm In 1999 I was having serous trouble with fatigue, muscle soreness, stiffness and weakness, I could hardly walk around the block. At the urging of my physical therapist I went to a a doctor and after many tests, including a muscle biopsy, I was diagnosed with Polymyositis and was promptly put on a huge cocktail of medications that included hig ... Read on »
The Prednisone Blues by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted Sun 28 Sep 2008 9:25pm Now I’ve been on prednisone for 1 month and I feel so “yucky” and fat. I’ve NEVER been overweight in my entire life and I can’t handle this well. I feel like a lump. It’s the perfect word to describe my sentiments now. Ironically, Prednisone helps the swelling go down dramatically. Without it I can’t seem to get out of bed - but with it ... Read on »
Let’s talk about PREDNISONE by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 1:28am 1 Comment I was drinking my dose of prednisone this morning so I told myself to write about it on this blog since PRED is I think the most popular drug for LUPUS. I have been taking prednisone since 2002. And I know prolong intake of this drug is not good. That’s why my rheuma is trying to lessen my intake so that in the near future I can go on living ... Read on »
Plaquenil, a substitute for PREDNISONE by Romelette L. Patient Expert Posted Fri 03 Oct 2008 2:25am Aside from taking PREDNISONE for my lupus, there was a time that my rheuma recommended PLAQUENIL to me. Unfortunately it does not have a good side effect on me. Whenever I take it I would have joint pains. I don’t know why. Also as compared to Prednisone, Plaquenil is a bit expensive. Prednisone only cost about Pup 2 pesos while Plaquenil th ... Read on »
Oral prednisone taper following intravenous steroids fails to improve disability or recovery from relapses in multiple sclerosis by stuart Patient Expert Posted Wed 14 Jan 2009 8:25pm Oral prednisone "taper" following intravenous steroids fails to improve disability or recovery from relapses in multiple sclerosis Perumal JS, Caon C, Hreha S, Zabad R, Tselis A, Lisak R, Khan O. Department of Neurology, Multiple Sclerosis Clinical Research Center, Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit & Th ... Read on »
1 Year Off Prednisone by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted Tue 03 Mar 2009 2:19pm Hello All - Sasha here!  To my loyal readers:  I’m sorry I left the online world for so long - but I m sure that anyone reading this could relate.  I felt like I had to crawl back inside my little cave in my mind rather than expressing it out loud or through words.  I needed to sort it out uptairs in my head first.  A ton has happened since I ... Read on »
Prescriptions 101: Prednisone by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 1:48pm Ah. Where to start with a drug like Prednisone . There were months when I referred to my steroid dosages as my little magic pills - little because they are the smallest pills I think I've every taken (especially when you have to cut those 5mg pills in half - I was forever losing those little slivers!), and magic because within 30 mi ... Read on »
Corticosteroids (Prednisone) by Lauren B. Patient Expert Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 6:59pm Corticosteroids are often prescribed to cystic fibrosis patients as a way to decrease inflammation in the body. When given in an initially large (sometimes called a “burst”) then tapering dose, corticosteroids such as prednisone have been shown to be effective in dealing with the short-term inflammation problems caused by asthma and allergies. ... Read on »
Officially off Prednisone!! by Sasha .. Patient Expert Posted Mon 29 Sep 2008 9:08pm I am now officially 5 days off of prednisone.  This evil beast.  Look up prednisone in google images and you’ll see loads of people looking like I do.  I’m not alone.  bloated, heavy, grumpy, big cheeks, crazy!! I went down super slow - beyond slow - which is what i’d recommend. after 5 mg I actually went down 1mg every 5 days. I’m already lo ... Read on »