User Reviews for Prednisone

Also known as: Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Prednicot, Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred DS

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Summary of Prednisone reviews 167 reviews 7.9

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "I was hospitalized three times last year for ulcerative colitis and severe anemia. I had tried asacol, sulfasalazine and nothing worked. I was afraid to try the prednisone and when I finally did, it helped immediately. I could kick myself for waiting so long and almost dying from blood loss before I got It. The side effects that I had were insomnia, feeling wired and roid ragey, and after 7 months on it I gained around 50 lbs. It gives you the mad munchies. It's not long term fix because of the long term health risks, diabetes, vision loss, hump neck, weight gain and it also suppresses your immune system. Remicaid worked for me while I was on prednisone, but once I tapered off I had the most terrible joint pain and arthralgia and edema."

   
9.0

mjmax79 May 24, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "This was a re-occurance of my PMR. My Family Practice doctor did an ESR which was elevated. He put me on Prednisone 40mg q d in Nov. He said he'd check my last bone density--if he did he failed to mention it to me. I FELT BETTER! --had tons of energy and appetite. went on to gain 30 lbs. Within a month I developed L knee pain; then R sciatic pain; then R groin (L3-4) pain; then L sciatic pain and inability to ambulate because of the pain, muscle weakness and gen'l disability . The Prednisone was gradually decreased/increased per results of the ESRs. I demanded an MRI, this showed an Insuffuciency Fracture of my Sacrum. This meant 12 weeks of pain, bed rest, visiting nurses,PT/OT, etc. Now, I'm starting Fosamax"

   
6.0

marge/maine May 19, 2015

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For Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: "Take with extreme caution with Dr. able to be reached quickly. I lost the back & edges of several teeth from side effects. Take for shortest time possible. Will effect bone matrix breakdown in some cases. You might feel wonderful , but be rotting inside, without knowledge about some unusual but possible side effects."

   
7.0

JayRe514 May 18, 2015

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I took 10 mg oral prednisone for about 3 months, and I was pleased that there were little to no side effects for me. Within a few days about 90% of pain in back, hands, knees shoulders disappeared for the first time in over 20 yrs or more. It was wonderful, but now my doctors are refusing to prescribe prednisone anymore for me. They say it makes bones brittle. Yet, none of them will prescribe another kind of medicine, saying my ana and sed rates are only a little on the high side.What can I do now?"

Didn't seem to have any negative side effects. May 17, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Inflamed tedonitis around top of leg, not far from groin area. This was injured from running. Been hurting for 3 weeks and getting worse. Just started a 10 day round of prednisone 10mg yesterday. Today I feel 85% better as far as pain. Incredible!!!!!!"

   
10

LiMa23 (taken for less than 1 month) May 14, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "I've struggled with fibromyalgia for 15 years. I was prescribed prednisone for bronchitis and in one days time I was pain free and had energy thru the roof! I struggle a lot with daily things and not having strength or energy to do them. It's very depressing. I've considered asking my doctor to give it to me on a daily basis but I'm a little unsure. The bone weakening and weight gain concern me. Especially since I'm a mature women at age 42. Anyone that takes it, I ask do the pros outweigh the cons? Btw I'm a recovering addict. Was addicted to pain pills. All prescribed by pain doctor for the fibromyalgia. I chose to come off them but had to have help. Will prednisone do me the same way?? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks and God Bless!"

   
9.0

Aprilh3073 May 10, 2015

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Works fast if taken right away or when u feel a gout symptom coming on."

   
10

Dads1234 May 10, 2015

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For Asthma: "I have taken Prednisone for asthma it seems to be working for now but I'm still having problems I'm wondering should I take something else with it because after 5 days still I have to go to the ER what else could help "

   
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cleanair May 4, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Somehow, the Prednisone is working within hours this time. I have lupus and all other arthritis like conditions. First time, first day. Second round, about three days..... this time, almost immediately. How weird?"

   
9.0

Bearybuster April 28, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Prescribed 1 x 5mg tablet 4 times a day to help me shift a persistant cough wasn't expecting to be pain free with my tendonopathy. Within 2 days I could walk down stairs without having to put my foot on the same step. I even felt like I could run up stairs. Back at the dr's next week here's hoping she lets me stay on them. Not had any side effects yet.. Fingers crossed...."

   
10

Pretzel21 (taken for less than 1 month) April 22, 2015

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I am in the middle of my first gout attack. It started during the night, waking me with an unexplainable pain. My work nurse practitioner gave me an anti-inflammatory and checked my blood. My uric acid levels were very high. After three weeks I returned to her because the pain would not subside. This vivit she gave me a 5 day 20mg/day dose of prednisone and allopurinol to lower my uric acid. My toe started feeling better within 2 hours and drastically improved during the 5 day dose. I believe she told me the uric acid crystals form in your joints and your bodies immune system starts the fight which leads to swelling and soreness. The prednisone turns the immune system down, therefore reducing the pain and swelling. It worked for me."

   
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Tiger Chewing my Big Toe April 20, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have bulging disc C4,5 and 6, cervical radiculopathy, peripheral neuropathy, DDD L4-L5 and asthma. Prednisone works for me! I take 5mg for 14 days. This med helps ease the pain giving me some relief and helps me breath much better. My neurologist is very hesitant about writing me another prescription. Don't understand why...only side effect is mild nausea."

   
9.0

easter bunny April 9, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Typical "bend over and injure lower back scenario" brought me to my knees. Excruciating. UC visit prescribed Prednzn plus Cyclob muscle relaxer. Amazing turnaround wirhin 48 hrs. Had other inflammation in shoulder and wrist that had gone untreated and cleared immediately along with back pain. Tho I'm not a fan of constant meds, the relief I realized coupled with zero side effects (9 days into regimen) causes me to give a big thumbs up to Prednzn for significant lower back inflammation."

TC in Michigan (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 29, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I was given 10mg for my ankle swelling after a fall. Too, that ankle had an old injury. I've only been on the 10mg for two days. The ankle is not swelling. Plus, the side effect is that my chronic back pain, arthritis, is much less! The ankle was also expertly wrapped by foot doctor. No swelling. I can walk better than ever! I am 80 years young!"

   
10

Yeclia (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2015

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Rayos (prednisone) for COPD: "I took a seven day 50mg dose to clear up lung congestion used with nebulizer 4 times a day mine cleared right up and felt like I had a new set of lungs , until the next flairup. It works."

   
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Tenfeathers March 18, 2015

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I've found Prednisone to be an effective treatment for my Gout during acute attacks, where I take a 50mg daily dose. However, the down side is that it makes me sleepless and irritable. Colchicine seems to have little effect and I have thus far been unsuccessful in getting into a routine of taking Allupurinol - it in fact seems to bring on symptoms if anything, even with a low dose."

   
8.0

Tricky Dicky (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 17, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Following surgical removal of 2 herniated discs in 11/2014, pain was less severe. Some relief like a 7 on scale instead of 9.5 ! However, the pain has returned. Fentenly patches do not seem to work . Nor does Tramadol. I have been on & off of Prednisone for years. So I took a dose of 60 mg this morning. The pain has definitely subsided. I intend to take another high dose, probably 50 mg, at bedtime. I honestly believe that the Prednisone relieved my chronic lower back pain in a case where Fentenyl & Tramadol were not as effective."

   
9.0

dommie51 (taken for 10 years or more) March 14, 2015

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "My UC hit me in May of last year and its feb of 15 now. I swelled really bad at first and started bleeding bad in September. I finally got a colonoscopy in Jan. Started Lialda and it knocked the top off but wasnt killing it. I started steroids 4 days ago and wow! Big difference. I ran out of Lialda on a Friday and by Monday, I was swelled and bleeding again. I take them stepping down. 4 a day - 3.... So on down to a half over 6 weeks. In 4 days, I'm close to not knowing there's a problem. The only side effect is that feeling of taking diet pills. I gained 25-30lbs between May and now. I feel great but I can tell the extra weight is there from basically being down for 8 months. I'm coming back very quickly. 33 male"

   
7.0

TWiles (taken for less than 1 month) February 23, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I was prescribed Prednisone for a neck injury. In the midst of stepping down the dosage as my doctor instructed, I started experiencing severe stomach pain, extreme nausea, tar-black stool, bloated stomach, and my face appears to be a little swollen (especially around the jaw line and neck). I feel like The Incredible Hulk. My doctor advised me to stop taking the Prednisone 3 days before I would have finished the prescription. Now, I am noticing increased frequency in the need to urinate and some pain in my left flank area. "

   
4.0

Incredible Hulk (taken for less than 1 month) February 16, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I was prescribed Prednisone 10mg tablets to help repair muscle damage from a neck injury. I started taking the pills on a 5 pills/day regimen for two days, 4 pills for two days, three pills for two days, then 1 pill for two days; completing the prescribed round. By day two I started experiencing severe upper stomach pain and constant nausea. My neck no longer hurts but my stomach is in bad shape."

   
8.0

JR Williams (taken for less than 1 month) February 11, 2015

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For Sinusitis: "Worst side effects lost all taste in my mouth and bad metalic taste in mouth couldn't think straight"

   
3.0

Shuska (taken for less than 1 month) February 7, 2015

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "Prednisone is a great medication but be careful with it. Don't take it long periods of time. I was diagnosed with rheumatoid arthritis and my doctors had me on prednisone for two years. In that time I started taking Humira which I had no more inflammation in my blood. My hips and shoulder still hurt even though I had no inflammation, my Dr. Said keep taking prednisone we'll taper it off slow. My doctor and I assumed this pain was normal arthritic pain and he never did X-rays. The pain in my hips got worse and worse. I went to the emergency room where they did X-rays, I found out I had end stage osteonecrosis (bone death) and had to have both my hips replaced 3 weeks later (second hip 6 weeks after the first)."

   
6.0

Sandy2xs January 30, 2015

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I've been dealing with gout attacks for years. Throughout for some reason during the winter months, my feet really start to flare up? I've tried everything, from changing my whole diet to drinking cherry juice like its my day job. Nothing seemed to help. I went to the doctors, they prescribed me prednisone. After two hours of taking it, my ankle subsided. I went to bed, woke up feeling like a million bucks."

   
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Teom January 14, 2015

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For Asthma: "Every time I get a cold that aggravates my asthma I am put on a short 5 day stint of prednisone. It works really well and my lungs are usually cleared up after the 5 days. The side effects I experience are increased energy level, sweating and a sense of euphoria. All of these are manageable as it is short term."

   
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candee123 (taken for less than 1 month) January 1, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I'd heard terrible things about prednisone and elected to not take it when it was prescribed last year for a running injury. I injured my back last week and could not move without shooting pain. I was prescribed 60mg of prednisone for 5 days as well as a muscle relaxer and hydrocodone. I was very apprehensive because I'm prone to anxiety attacks and had heard that prednisone can make you anxious. I was in enough pain I was willing to try anything and in the five days I took the prednisone I had zero side effects. None. I wasn't hungry all of the time, or emotional, or anxious. And, I felt great after two days and stopped taking the muscle relaxers and pain medication."

   
10

It CAN be ok, really. (taken for less than 1 month) December 26, 2014

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