Search results for Prednisone

Changing from Hydrocortisone to Prednisone

  • By ozzieismyboy · Posted April 20, 2014
  • Discussion in National Adrenal Diseases Foundation · 8 replies
  • Hi Everyone and wishing you a Happy Easter, I have medicare part d and in 2014 the plan I have, Silverscript, changed the tiers of several of my meds requiring a high monthly copay. I just saw my endo ...

The Prednisone Magic Number

  • By picklej · Posted Yesterday at 8:11 am
  • Discussion in Stop Sarcoidosis · 9 replies
  • I have had the Prednisone RX filled and ready for over a month now, and today was rock bottom I took my first dose this morning. (feeling defeated because i would have been steroid-free 2 years this June ...

Methylprednisone vs prednisone

  • By JoJoeGaray · Posted April 16, 2014
  • Discussion in Scleroderma Foundation · 3 replies
  • I was on Prednisone like so many of you guys & just like you too, I hated the side effects, Absolutely hated this medication!! I told my rheumatologist that I refuse to take this anymore. So he prescribed ...

Tapering Off Prednisone

  • By tundrabunny · Posted March 1, 2012
  • Journal entry · 360 replies
  • I am sure many of us are struggling with tapering off prednisone. I know I am. I was curious what other people's experiences were, especially those who have managed to come off it after being on it for ...


  • By Blkjewelz8960 · Posted August 14, 2010
  • Journal entry · 68 replies
  • Hey there, WOW!!!!! How can something so good to you be so bad for you. Having a flare up during my National Institute of Health protocol study so they restarted me on 40 mg of prednisone. At first I ...

Prednisone Pt 1

  • By spaceks · Posted February 25, 2012
  • Journal entry · 4 replies
  • I will state that I am not a Doctor, or anything connected to the Health Profession, other then I have Polymyalgia Rheumatica (Rare RA), inflammatory Arthritis, Osteo and a few other health issues...this ...

Gardener Symptom Series: Alien vs Prednisone

  • By theGardener · Posted October 1, 2007
  • Journal entry · 10 replies
  • Gardener Symptom Series: Alien vs Prednisone The following is part of the Gardener Symptom Series. I believe that Sarcoidosis is an inherited genetic disorder along the lines of other immune disorders ...

Back on Prednisone (3rd Time)

  • By chaplainstevens · Posted May 2, 2011
  • Journal entry · 38 replies
  • I am about to go back on the nightmare drug again, but I did lose 30 lbs since my last time on it. I think I may continue on the low carb and vegetarian diet, I can't deal with the weight gain anymore ...

how soon will i experience side effects from prednisone?

  • By juicyeeka · Posted July 19, 2011
  • Journal entry · 21 replies
  • i start 30mg of prednisone today what side effect should i expect ...

Prednisone and Confussion

  • By Clarissa · Posted December 19, 2012
  • Journal entry · 48 replies
  • I started Prednisone about a week ago. In the last two days I have been feeling confused or maybe brain jitters. It's hard for me to decide what is important to do through out my day. Things I want to ...

Prednisone Hell

  • By MeggB · Posted April 15, 2009
  • Journal entry · 14 replies
  • It's been a long week. I was taking 20 mg. prednisone for a week no problem but it wasn't helping with the fluid build up problem in my throat and ears that my primary thinks is caused by my sarcoid but ...

Pain Medications in conjunction with Prednisone

  • By spaceks · Posted December 7, 2010
  • Journal entry · 19 replies
  • Wondering if anyone with Polymyalgia Rheumatica, or for that matter any painful disease are taking medication in order to reduce their prednisone dosage. Also if you have information to share, can I share ...

Coping with Prednisone Fat

  • By sleepyeyezz · Posted April 24, 2011
  • Journal entry · 25 replies
  • 300. That's what the scale at the doc's office said. I could feel myself getting bigger, but I just couldn't stop eating. Prednisone does that. I was ravenously hungry, even when my stomach was stuffed ...

Anxious to get off prednisone!!

  • By QueSeraSera12 · Posted July 12, 2013
  • Journal entry · 12 replies
  • I was diagnosed with pulmonary sarcoidosis in January 2013.The doctor could hardly get the catheter into the right lung to get a specimen.i He had to wedge it in since I had so many granulomas. I have ...

Prednisone- Doesn't HAVE to Suck!

  • By PhinnyMing · Posted September 13, 2008
  • Journal entry · 26 replies
  • Howdy all- Today I wanted to write something a little more positive- Since reading many entries, the biggest complaint I hear from our little group of Granuloma-Heads... PREDNISONE. For some of you who ...


  • By Blkjewelz8960 · Posted August 18, 2010
  • Journal entry · 26 replies
  • Ok, ya'll are use to me being happy, chipper, and comic well today is NOT a good day on the sone. While I still have the energy to climb the tallest building and fly over the biggest mountain and swim ...

Prednisone and leg/foot pain

  • By Dobeck · Posted September 27, 2010
  • Journal entry · 20 replies
  • Hello, I've been on prednisone for the past six weeks and have been getting serious leg and foot pain in the middle of the night. Is this a side effect of the meds? The other side effects I have are blurred ...

Allergy to prednisone?

  • By EvadT · Posted July 16, 2012
  • Journal entry · 8 replies
  • Just recently I've been put on a tremendously high dose of prednisone 120mg every other day since my lab results were showing a minimal yet steady decline. I responded to the prednisone instantly by swelling ...

Does Prednisone actually influence the putting of PMR/GCA into remission?

  • By dzieglerok · Posted March 21, 2013
  • Journal entry · 26 replies
  • Has anyone been given any input why or if prednisone actually is working to "cure" PMR/GCA? We all know that it tremendously reduces the symptoms (but at a cost). This gradual tapering and then PMR goes ...

Prednisone weight help

  • By LollyGirl · Posted May 18, 2013
  • Journal entry · 11 replies
  • I've been on Prednisone for 3 mos and I've found a personal diet that's kept me from gaining weight while on Prednisone. I was already 30 lbs overweight and couldn't bare the thought of the weight gain ...

Prednisone Weight Gain

  • By brendadh · Posted July 16, 2013
  • Journal entry · 8 replies
  • For the first six months after I began taking Prednisone I didn't have any trouble with my weight. Now in just two short months I have added thirteen pounds and I am still gaining weight. Every pound ...

Moonface with Prednisone

  • By Ashleyleslie · Posted February 16, 2014
  • Journal entry · 16 replies
  • I am currently tapering down my prednisone. I was originally at 60 mg in April of 2013 and I am now tapered down to 21 mg. I am trying to taper down 1 mg a week but sometimes I do not get to taper down ...

Wanting my life back after prednisone

  • By andisc40 · Posted October 8, 2008
  • Journal entry · 16 replies
  • Well, I am coming down off prednisone despite what my doctor wants. I made it to 5 months at 60mg daily. Never had mood changes, but other side effects have made it so horrible that I feel like I have ...

Coming off prednisone!

  • By SJsMom · Posted April 13, 2009
  • Journal entry · 10 replies
  • My 15 year old daughter was diagnosed with mn and fsgs in 9/08. (see my journal for more details.... :) ) She has been on high dose prednisone and we have gradually weaned it over the past few months ...

Still fighting prednisone rage...

  • By Mc_D · Posted October 14, 2009
  • Journal entry · 27 replies
  • I celebrated Columbus Day by watching the parade in New York City with my grandmother; treating her to an old-fashioned Italian sausage-hot dog, potato sandwich… and bird-dogging a Mercedes Benz for ...

Prednisone and Diabetes

  • By Krumdawg · Posted May 20, 2009
  • Journal entry · 18 replies
  • Well another cause for me to hate Prednisone. It has given me Diabetes. How much and what type? Well waiting on results of additional test. But my blood sugar is 200 and higher no matter how I control ...

PMR Decreasing Prednisone

  • By Debbie24 · Posted October 3, 2010
  • Journal entry · 22 replies
  • I have decreased my Prednisone to 0 mg per day and feel awful. Can't sleep because of pain and each movement is painful but I have been on Prednisone too long. Still taking Plaquinel ( Hydroxychloroquine ...

There are some positive side affects to prednisone

  • By johnh · Posted June 12, 2012
  • Journal entry · 11 replies
  • So many folks at this site have experienced long term steroid use. And I know some of you have had terrible side affects and that there are still some who have suffered from this medicine without getting ...

Prednisone is Evil

  • By MarineRetired2012 · Posted October 5, 2013
  • Journal entry · 15 replies
  • Since stopping Prednisone i have lost over 85 lbs and and 26% body fat. That drug destroyed my body. I went from a 230 lb Marine with 14 % body fat to a depressed nightmare. Other issues from innuries ...

The Battle of PREDNISONE

  • By grandmacandi · Posted January 22, 2014
  • Journal entry · 23 replies
  • It was great to get back home! After all, I had a husband, and 6 year old son and a life that I had missed and wanted to get back to during that 16 day confinement that yielded no real results. 80 mg ...

my son and prednisone

  • By SherryManouar · Posted January 6, 2010
  • Journal entry · 27 replies
  • oday my son came home from school telling me the kids at school made fun of him.Asking why his face is so big...i ask him what he said.He told them it is meds that make his face like this but of course ...

Permanent moon face and fluid retention from Prednisone

  • By Tranquility28 · Posted August 16, 2011
  • Journal entry · 39 replies
  • I used to be gorgeous. I could have been a model. I have always been skinny and beautiful. Then I had an autoimmune hemolytic anemia, and they gave me prednisone. High doses. It saved my life, but ruined ...

Living well with Prednisone

  • By johnh · Posted May 4, 2012
  • Journal entry · 8 replies
  • Up at 2:00 AM this morning. Wide awake, as if I had slept the whole night. Thunder rolling in the Vermont hills and light Spring rain. I know my pulse and bp are normal but it feels like the are elevated ...

prednisone! dont really want to take it

  • By Megs8 · Posted January 14, 2014
  • Journal entry · 14 replies
  • so went to the doctors yesterday and she put me on prednisone. I don't really want to take it. to be honest I'm scared. I guess I'm just looking for positive vibes so I don't think so much. that's where ...

neurosarc and prednisone

  • By Verity789 · Posted January 27, 2011
  • Journal entry · 6 replies
  • I was diagnosed with neurosarc in October when they found a lesion inside of my spinal cord in my neck. I was started out on 150mg of pred and am now down to 50mg and have been on that dose for almost ...

Switching from Cyclosporine to Prednisone

  • By RY85 · Posted March 21, 2011
  • Journal entry · 9 replies
  • I have a new nephrologist. So far he has done a great job. He wants to switch me from Cyclosporine to Prednisone. He thinks he can do it. My other nephrologist could not. He said that prednisone is safer ...


  • By clscolo · Posted May 9, 2012
  • Journal entry · 7 replies
  • Hi everyone with an autoimmune disease. I've been taking the Predinisone for a week now and the severe pain has lifted. I worry about long term use and I get the impression that many of us in the same ...

Prednisone Causing Cushing's Syndrome

  • By HockeyMom96 · Posted April 13, 2013
  • Journal entry · 15 replies
  • Moon face, weight gain in the trunk, purple spots on the skin, skinny arms and legs, stretch marks with red/purple inside, depression, and a beautiful big buffalo hump. My face is so swollen that my glasses ...

reducing prednisone

  • By Susang3 · Posted April 5, 2014
  • Journal entry · 16 replies
  • I've been on prednisone since mid-July 2013. I started at 40mg a day, by December it was 20mg, reduced then to 10mg, and a week ago it was dropped to 5. I've started feeling weak this week, and my appetite ...

Prednisone treatment

  • By pollyanna · Posted July 16, 2007
  • Journal entry · 7 replies
  • I'd like some feedback on Prednisone as the course of treatment. I have some genetic issues that don't make using Prednisone a simple decision for me. I was diagnosed in 2000 with pulmonary sarcoid, Stage ...

So I tried needed, anyone?

  • By 42many · Posted March 2, 2009
  • Journal entry · 14 replies
  • Okay, saw new pulm and he tld me some of his sarc patients could use prednisone for 6 weeks and have results last up to a year! He said I should notice improvement within a week but if I went over two ...

Alternatives To Prednisone for Giant Cell Arteritis

  • By wsdaughter · Posted November 28, 2013
  • Journal entry · 16 replies
  • Hi, everyone. I'm new here. My Mom who is 83, was diagnosed with GCA about four years back, had the biopsy, went through several rounds of high-dose prednisone. The side effects were really rough on her ...

Hip problems due to prednisone (AN)

  • By g261520 · Posted April 12, 2009
  • Journal entry · 6 replies
  • Has anyone had the prednisone treatments lead to AN or hip replacements? How did it start? Did you try to get a bone density test or MRI before it got too late? Were there any recommendations for trying ...

Beginning Prednisone

  • By hornet79 · Posted March 13, 2010
  • Journal entry · 7 replies
  • My dr. just prescribed prednisone for my sarc. I've been on flovent for the past two months, but it has been completely ineffective. I started taking the prednisone a couple of days ago, so i'm still ...

Prednisone tapering

  • By dcarlo · Posted May 13, 2011
  • Journal entry · 21 replies
  • I have polymyositis and I have been on various doses of Prednisone for two years. I was trying to taper off of Prednsions with which I have a love/hate relationship, but I hit a wall at around 15 mg ...

Prednisone or Cytoxan

  • By tashan74 · Posted March 2, 2013
  • Journal entry · 18 replies
  • I saw my rheumy doc this past wednesday and she is concerned my lungs are progressing. I'm having tightening when breathing and bringing up yellowish stuff. I'm on 2000mg cellcept and have been for 5 ...

Prednisone side effects

  • By kennethpletz · Posted March 2, 2008
  • Journal entry · 9 replies
  • My other half noticed my moon face ... my face is starting to get a bit puffy.... also noticed ankles and feet are swelling - not sure if this is side effects from the prednisone or not. I see the Neurologist ...

Oh Prednisone ...

  • By LadyLoess · Posted January 20, 2011
  • Journal entry · 13 replies
  • While the Christmas season and all it's melodies has now passed, this song popped into my head on the way home from the doctor yesterday. Please feel free to add verses as you wish. ;-) (My apologies ...

no more methotrexate

  • By lovely_lady · Posted July 21, 2011
  • Journal entry · 17 replies
  • So the doctors have finally decided to wean me off off the prednisone after one of my doctors barely recognized me during my last visit. I've gained 70lbs in 6 months. This disease is really taking its ...

prednisone and kidney disease

  • By cathy1125 · Posted August 13, 2011
  • Journal entry · 5 replies
  • Just to start this off my husband drank 6-10 cans of coke a day. Having said that ........In June he started prednisone for "left over pneumonia " he had in May. Three weeks later we went for a check ...

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