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How Prednisone Affects Blood Sugar

  • By plainTRUUS · New reply 9:46 am
  • Discussion in Treatment decisions · 3 replies
  • Prednisone induces elevated glucose levels by stimulating glucose secretion by the liver as well as reducing glucose transport into adipose and muscle cells. The overall effect is a reduction in glucose ...


  • By BrenDrager · New reply 7:55 am
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 2 replies · Photos
  • Thanks for ALL THE HELP YOU PROVIDED ON MY FIRST POST: I am still learning how to navigate around this site, so please be patient with me. I am stuck inside again with a 101 fever and an extremely stiff/painful ...

Issue with Mouth and Face around the Mouth

  • By stacykids · New reply 7:46 am
  • Discussion in Symptoms · 3 replies
  • Hi Everyone, on the right side of my mouth it feels a little swollen and, this is sort of embarassing, but it is drulling just a little. My mouth was tingly there for several days. I am on pregnizone ...

Weight gain - Prednisone - Myfitnesspal

  • By Jim911t · New reply 7:24 am
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 8 replies
  • Anyone else try Myfitnesspal to control weight gain from prednisone. I have been on 20 mg prednisone for cardiac sarcoid for over a year. I hadn't gained too much weight but I wanted to eat uncontrolably ...

HOPE for all of us from UCSF

  • By DJ2003 · New reply 7:21 am
  • Journal · 4 replies
  • Many know that I have been a participating subject of the T cell Sarcoidosis study at the University of California at San Francisco. Today I received a letter from Dr. Koth and her associates. I am happy ...


  • By chaplainstevens · New reply 7:08 am
  • Journal · 28 replies
  • I finally got my Compensation from the VA!!!!! 9 years of fighting!!!! Praising God....still on Chemo but I am relieved! They said my PTSD was severe enough to warrant 70% disability ...

Sarc and the brain.

  • By John_Curtain · New reply 7:00 am
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 9 replies
  • Hello everyone. I do not have Sarcoidosis but I have a friend who does - he was diagnosed last year after many years of symptoms. He is embarrassed by his illness and doesn't discuss it with any of us ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply 5:53 am
  • Journal · 6 replies · Photos
  • Dear Lord, comfort those in pain today. Let them feel your presence and protection in every aspect of their lives. Give them peace in their struggles, having the confidence in knowing that Your plans ...


  • By dinorino · New reply 5:12 am
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 1 reply
  • In the last year my sarcoidosis symptoms have exploded . Throught six sarcoidosis related eye and heart surgeries, diagnosed with additional lung eye and neuro sarcoidosis I recently found myself fighting ...


  • By MZBIGGREDD · New reply 3:42 am
  • Journal · 6 replies · Photos
  • NEVER let your illness, disease and or chronic pain Define YOU! ... no matter what your illness is, NEVER GIVE UP—keep moving forward ...

How i feel

  • By DLTS · New reply 1:22 am
  • Journal · 15 replies · Photos
  • This is so very much how I feel ...

Cluster Studies

  • By Karla_D · New reply 1:17 am
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 7 replies
  • I have had numerous friends being diagnosed with sardcoiosis in the past few years. Most of them I grew up with but in different cities because we moved. I am trying to figure out a way to accumulate ...

Neurosarcoidosis and Intracranial Hypertention

  • By stacykids · New reply yesterday at 10:49 pm
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 1 reply
  • Hi Everyone, Someone had posted something about this a while ago and I had said I had read an article about the link between the two, but I couldn't remember where, brain not kicking in, well yippie I ...

Sick again


concerning pictures

  • By bulldogwinston · New reply yesterday at 10:07 pm
  • Journal · 2 replies
  • After I sent the last post off I couldn't take it back but I have decided not to send any pictures I don't want to lose my integrity by doing some kind of promotion for someone else's product, on the ...

Sacoradosis and these new meds

  • By Nisha1520 · New reply yesterday at 9:39 pm
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 10 replies
  • So my doctor gave me a call. Told me slow down off my PredniSONE from 40mg to 20mg. So ok now she just send me some HYDROXYCHILOROQUINE 200MG for my joint getting stuck meaning my fingers hand feet I ...

pain along with integrity and enlightenment

  • By bulldogwinston · Posted yesterday at 6:37 pm
  • Journal · 0 replies
  • Well first of all I hate to suffer so I'm going to go ahead and share something that works for varicose veins it's not actually a product that is used for but it works fantastic,I don't feel like I'm ...

Too tired to sleep?

  • By cooljazz · New reply yesterday at 4:19 pm
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 3 replies
  • This past weekend I decided to take one of those "port visits" that I referred to in another post by attending homecoming at my Alma Mater. I was happy to see some people I haven't seen in awhile and ...

Sarcoidosis of the Heart "Question"

  • By Marathonman58 · New reply yesterday at 3:10 pm
  • Discussion in Help desk · 6 replies
  • I went to see a new doctor for my Sarcoidosis (was not happy with the previous doctor). The new doctor is running numerous test (CT scan, blood work, EKG, breathing test) so he can determine why my symptoms ...

spinal fractures, bruises and the shakes!!

  • By carleblayney · New reply yesterday at 1:45 pm
  • Discussion in Living with sarcoidosis · 5 replies
  • I have been taking prednisolone since early June. Started on 40mgs now on 15mgs. In early July I suddenly developed severe back pain. After MRI told that I have 4 compression fractures and 3 prolapsed ...

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