I am taking 40 mg of prednisone for 5 days and then 20 mg for five days-10 day treatment. I also take CO-Q10 (200 mg), Vitamin C (500-1,000 mg), D-3 (2,000 mg), Probiotics and enzymes, B-12 (500 mg), Omega 3 (1,000 mg) Flax seed meal/oil, Vitamin E (400 units) Multi vitamin (organic) Red Yeast Rice(to keep cholesterol down) cranberry tablets and Tumeric. Are any of these interacting with the prednisone treatment or can I continue on my routine?
26 May 2012
Hi. Stop the vitamin C because it is not good with prednisone. Absorption issues. Stop the Vitamin E because new research has shown that it can cause health problems later in life.
The poison ivy should be clearing quickly. This must be a quick small dose pack. So you can go back to the C Vit. When you are done. Used to get poison ivy every summer as a kid. Nasty stuff. Hope you are feeling better soon.
27 May 2012
This shouldn't be a problem as far as I know either. You might check the interreactor checker above. Type in your meds & it will give you a list of foods that interreact with prednisone also. I don't know of any, but the supplements you list are mostly found in foods. Good luck to you. I have been lucky so far this year, & haven't gotten any poison ivy yet. Hope it continues this way... Mary
5 Jun 2012
I take a ton of supplements, and what you have listed is not excessive. actually Vit. E is a very good anti-oxidant, it made the news because people were taking too much. You are not taking too much. I don't know how old you are, but just a suggestion. CoQ10 is broken down in the body into Ubiquinol. After age 40, you have a very difficult time breaking down the CoQ10, so you are actually wasting all that money. Purchase half the dose of Ubiquinol instead. That way you don't pee out any, and your body utilizes all of the supplement, which is a very important supplement. Especially since you are taking red yeast rice, which is a statin. Hopefully by now you are off your pred, and the poison ivy is gone. Try Swansonvitamins,com , they are reasonably priced, natural, and have a GREAT health library along with recipes. Good luck!
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