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Prednisone vs. the killer rash Part 2 by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Fri 15 Feb 2013 11:00am In the great battle of Prednisone vs. the killer systemic rash, the prednisone has WON! My rash has pretty much disappeared. As has my prednisone. I took the last one yesterday (it was a 6-day pack where you take 6 pills on day 1, then 5 on day 2, then 4 on day 3, etc.). These last couple days I was getting headaches from prednisone withdraw ... Read on »
Prednisone vs. the killer drug reaction by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Sat 09 Feb 2013 9:49pm Thanks to a severe allergic reaction to a medication, this is me for the next 6 days, on prednisone (plus i got a shot in the butt this time!) Those of you who know me or have read my book or heard me sing this song know I am NOT fan of predn ... Read on »
Prednisone 2: Importance of weaning off meds carefully by Carla U. Patient Expert Posted Tue 28 May 2013 9:03am There's so much to say about Prednisone I couldn't fit it all in one post. So here's another. Did you ever notice that when you get a 6-Day pack of prednisone (or cortisone, same idea), you start with 6 pills a day then 5, then 4, then 3, then 2, then 1? There's a reason for that. Corticosteroids like prednisone and cortisone replace the ho ... 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 »
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 »
Dealing With Prednisone Withdrawals by thepropatient Posted Tue 19 Jan 2010 2:25am The huge assignment given me by my doctor to wean off prednisone, the steroid which mimicked the excessive cortisol I had lived with for 14 years, was daunting and confusing. I was given approximate doses to try, such as 15 mg. of prednisone in the morning and 5 mg. in the afternoon, then cutting back ½ mg. every three days, or every week, or w ... Read on »
Prednisone for RA – My Love/Hate Relationship by Andrew Posted Wed 24 Mar 2010 12:01pm As the biological medicine Cimzia slowly stopped working for me over the past couple of months, and I awaited a new treatment regimen from my rheumatologist (it’s Humira and the first injection is tonight!), the symptoms of RA began to flare up including an increase in joint pain, stiffness, butt kicking fatigue, and a general blah feeling. I t ... Read on »
Why Bodybuilders Should Stop Abusing Prednisone by Kodjoworkout Posted Sat 11 Jan 2014 1:44pm Prednisone: What is it? Prednisone is an anti-inflammatory drug used to treat a plethora of diseases, infections, inflammatory issues and other ailments. More specifically, prednisone is used to treat acute conditions such as osteoarthritis, asthma, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease etc ... Read on »
Prednisone: Clawing my way back to 5mg by Sara G. Patient Expert Posted Mon 13 Jan 2014 8:00am I originally had this post titled "Turkey Day Disaster, a.k.a the Lupus Party Fowl". But, instead, I decided to focus on the task at hand, which is to taper off the prednisone I had to increase due to said disaster. The goal: to return to my former lupus glory of taking 5 mg of prednisone one day, 0 mg the next. Oh, how far off those maintenance ... Read on »
Thankful Things Thursday: Prednisone, You Complete Me & Make Me Hyper by Ali On The Run Posted Thu 29 Mar 2012 9:26am The good: There’s a lot of good. Namely that I didn’t night sweat to death last night. I still engaged in a bit of overnight perspiration, but not nearly as drastically as the past few nights. These little changes are making a huge improvement in my hourly moods. The bad: I still slept like total crap. I think I got 5 hours of sleep, which ... Read on »