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User Reviews for Prednisone

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

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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 3 reviews 98 medications
   
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Summary of Prednisone reviews 227 reviews 7.3

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have liver disease and can't have anti-inflammatory. One shot of prednisone, and the next morning every ache and pain had vanished - couldn't believe it. Effect lasted for about 3 weeks and slowly disappeared."

   
10

xyx February 2, 2016

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I've had chronic gout for about 10 years now. I've been to the doctor multiple times and the ER when it gets really bad. Tried many home remedies including black tart cherry juice with no relief. Trust me when I say this! Prednisone is the ONLY thing that has ever helped. I tell the doctor to not even prescribe me pain killers anymore cause it doesn't help. Prednisone is a miracle for my gout flare ups. VERY FAST RESULTS!!!!!"

   
10

Trapper41 January 31, 2016

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For Allergic Reactions: "I had an allergic reaction to hair dye. At first the doctors prescribed antihistamines, calamine lotion, hydrocortisone cream etc but nothing worked. I was then prescribed prednisolone 5mg 6 x per day, I also used aloe vera gel and after 2 days I can safely say I am on the mend. I wouldn't wish this severe itching, red, angry burning swollen lumps on anyone. But this is working for me. I hope this helps your concerns with the same problem."

   
10

Joyful65 January 29, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I recently had a shoulder replacement left shoulder and the pain was radiating to my left side because I was using my right side more than my left I was giving muscle relaxers, taken aleve,etc.. and nothing worked. I started taking Prednison in just one day my pain and discomfort is gone thank goodness I had a pack that I didn't use and began reading about Prednisone that it helps with Inflammation took it and I'm feeling great and back to myself.. I know it's not good to take but it work for me ..."

   
10

Latinlady January 24, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "have had several ailments from various injuries. in a six year span took it 4 times. The dosage as high as twenty as low as four. 6 on day 1; five on day 2; four on day 3; three on day 4; two on day 5 and one on day six (all prescriptions were taken in same/ similar regimen). Each time the pain did seemingly go away. But, over the long run my health began to decline in other ways. I still have my original injuries to contend with, as they worsen yet I have encountered new friends that are not necessarily hereditary. My number one issue is no more prednisone. Without it for about 8 years now (the last time I was prescribed I didn't take) my health, not injuries is improving. I do still have my injuries but my injuries are not life threatening."

   
2.0

veno (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 22, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "On my second day of taking Predisone just woke up out of my sleep at 4:04am today tossing and turn. I smelled rubber burning, became really antsy.Went to the kitchen to check the stove. Still smell rubber burning. Within another few minutes my left arm felt tingly,burning and cold. My face felt weird so had to check in the bathroom mirror if I wasn't having an allergic reaction. I have an Epi Pen out and on stand by. I'm up now drinking lots of water and detox tea to flush my of this drug. Pill take instructions were take 6 pills on the 6th day,5 on the 5th day, 4 pills on the fourth day annd continue to day one. No thank you! Will not be continuing. Honestly a little scared to go back to sleep. I do not recommended this drug."

   
1.0

Don't Take Prednisone! 1/21/16 (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2016

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "My experience was awful!!!! I took this for an ear infection. I have suffered with anxiety in the past. Let me tell you after 2 days of taking this I was so anxious. I stopped taking it and the next day I had to go to the Dr to get ativan for my anxiety. It was awful like the worst anxiety ever. I am still having anxiety from this drug a week later. It's an awful drug. Don't take it!!!"

   
1.0

Air bear (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2016

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For Fibromyalgia: "Put on Solumedrol IV and then take home Prednisone, 60 mg, weaned down to 20 now. Reason for taking was not my Fibro, but Acute Respiratory Failure with Hypoxy, Sepsis, Bilateral Pneumonia, exacerbation of COPD, abnormal CT lungs. This is the WORST medication. I am even more depressed, anxious, hyped up, insomnia worse, no appetite, anxiety attacks, nightmare with terrors, upset stomach, indigestion worse than normal Achalsia and GERD, post op Myotomy, Nissen Fundo. I feel like dying! I still have some pain, even if all pain from severe DDD,FIBRO, CMPS, could not tolerate this med Feel like I am dying. Any suggestions on how to cope? My future will hold many rounds of med with repeated pneumonias,COPD"

   
2.0

Katharine B. P. January 17, 2016

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "Bio: 24 year old, male. Second time that I am prescribed the medicine Prednisone during a flare-up. I started out with a 30mg dosage for 1 week and lower 5mg every 5 days after. For the second time, Prednisone has made me feel way better after approx. a week. It's a good thing it has such a positive effect on my flare-up. I would rate 10, but I will not. The medicine does give me some side-effects, like irritation/moody and I do feel very exhausted in the morning after normal night of sleep. However, I am glad it does it work really fast instead of having to walk around a long period with a bad flare-up. If you get the opportunity of taking Prednsione, try it out, but keep in mind that it could have you feeling a bit exhausted/nauseous."

   
8.0

LAnon (taken for less than 1 month) December 31, 2015

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For Eczema: "It works. But as soon as I stop taking this.. little bumps on my hands always comes back. Still struggling with this and I don't know what to do?? I had use virgin coconut oil but nothing worked.. Any one can help please"

   
1.0

handa1 December 26, 2015

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For COPD: "Hacking deep dry cough woke me up in the middle of the night for days until I started the Prednisone taper yesterday. Last night I woke once with a light cough, but easily went back to sleep. I am taking 10 mg pills, 5 a day for 2 days, then 4 a day for 2 days, then 3 a day for 2 days, then 2 a day for 2 days, then 1 a day for 2 days."

   
9.0

JaneWendy December 18, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I sprained my lumbar spine ligaments on Tuesday night. Was barely able to walk, even after 2.5 days of taking prescribed muscle relaxer (Flexeril), Tramadol for pain, and Naproxen for inflammation. The pain got so unbearable today that I went back to Urgent Care and begged for something else. I was given a pack of prednisone. Took 2 pills immediately, then one after lunch...here it is only 4 hours later and I am already up and moving around! This medication is incredible for this condition. I only wish I had known about it all the other times I sprained by back and suffered for 1-2 weeks in agony!"

   
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Cherylockholmes (taken for less than 1 month) December 12, 2015

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For Asthma: "After reading your comments I thought I was the only one. Every three months I need to get a 10 day dose just to breathe and be able to sleep more than four hour increments. This has been going on for almost three years now. Side effects are not as troublesome as not being able to breathe. Makes me super hungry and feel like I can do anything even though get winded fast. Weight gain is a downside but until Dr's can figure out a different method this will have to do for now. I was looking for others to see if any long time years on the meds what those side effects look like? So far can find any info."

   
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romaninfla (taken for less than 1 month) December 2, 2015

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For Inflammatory Bowel Disease: "I experienced trembling, nervousness, weight gain, facial flushing, mood swings, puffy face and neck, leg and foot cramps, and loss of sleep. I was on this drug for 5 months. My stool improved somewhat on the high dose (40mg) but when my dose was slowly decreased my diarrhea and stomach pain increased. Now that I am completely off prednisone I am back to square one. this product was not effective for me."

   
2.0

b ammmerman December 2, 2015

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "4th time this year being on pred. doesn't seem to be working as well as it has in the past. I'm 43 diagnosed with UC. Feb. 2014. Tried Lialda MP6 and both made me vomit and weak. currently on Remicade with 2 infusions and no response yet. Getting nervous that I will need surgery."

   
6.0

Meshele November 28, 2015

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For Skin Rash: "I took 2 20mg doses (pill) 12 hours apart , as told by my doctor. The next day i started shaking when I woke up in bed and went straight to the hospital for "corticosteroid induced psychosis" caused by prednisone. I am still recovering!"

   
1.0

Jake s November 26, 2015

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For Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow: "Few weeks ago I took Prednisone for 5 days. I have pretty bad case of Tennis elbow ( can't open a can, comb my hair, turn door knob, tie my shoes....). I took 50 mg first day, 40 mg second day, etc. Only thing I can tell is I had hard time sleep for first two days of treatment. Other than that it was like taking placebo. Absolutely no difference, still in pain. I am surprised and puzzled."

   
1.0

Monika123 November 20, 2015

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have a love/hate relationship with Prednisone. It really helps when you need it. In fact, sometimes, it's the ONLY thing that helps. Over 20 years ago I was on it for my UC. I never gained weight on it. I did get the cute moon face though. Recently I was diagnosed with another auto-immune disease. NSAIDs didn't do anything to alleviate my pain. I'm on Sulfasalazine and Methotrexate. We started with 40 mg Prednisone and have tapered to 10 right now. NEVER get off Prednisone cold turkey (If you've been on it for a while), your adrenals will pay. You have to taper off. However, as I taper off, my pain is coming back. It has a lot of side effects. I already have osteopenia from the last time."

   
9.0

Sili Lili (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 18, 2015

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For Asthma: "I was put on Prednisone (20mg) twice a day for 7 days after an asthma attack. It made a world of difference for me. I noticed a difference in a matter of a few hours. The only side effects I had were euphoria, insomnia, and severe body aches after the course ended. I'd rather deal with the side effects than not be able to breathe."

   
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BreeB November 17, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Undiagnosed neck pain also under left shoulder blade and pain that shoots down left arm. Ongoing since June, this is middle of November. Seems to have taken some of the swelling down and the pain is less noticeable, but still have the spasms in my back and down arm (very painful. I am on day 5 of a 6 day treatment. -Side effects have been pretty bad for me, I feel very week and fatigued, extremely nauseous, dizzy, no appetite, cold sweats,I feel like I have a bad flu. I'm so dizzy I can't drive. Hope this is worth it and the pain goes away a bit more."

Anonymous November 15, 2015

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For Asthma: "I'm using self-prescribed short courses of prednisone (40mg a day for 2-5 days) to control mild asthma symptoms when inhalers were not doing the job. The prednisone brings me back to feeling normal very quickly. Since doctors are not too interested in using it like this though"

   
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WDG (taken for 6 months to 1 year) November 14, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have tried numerous medicines and natural alternatives for inflammation related to Lymes Disease. Have had a variety of ailments since 2009 including neck/back pain, rashes, hives, fatigue and muscle weakness to name a few. Prednisone has been the only drug that has significantly improved these symptoms. I take it when I am experiencing the " Herx" reactions of Lyme. Works very well for this!"

   
9.0

PZ November 12, 2015

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "Hi , 18 yr old Irish male , started getting mild cramps 1 month ago with no other symptoms , over a while the cramps worsened and so visited the doctor whom suggested I take Colofac as she thought I had IBS. This was of a Monday about 1.5 weeks ago. I took the medication until the Saturday when that night I noticed bloody , diarrhea like stools along with ,which was now severe , cramping. I decided to head to hospital where I got a colonoscopy (unsedated) and subsequently diagnosed with Colitis (my Father also suffers). The diagnosis occurred yesterday and I am due Prednisone 4 times daily of which, in total, I have been given it 3 times. So far, so good, but, not quite 100% .No real side affects yet on my part. How long before full recovery?"

   
7.0

dabbadaBba (taken for less than 1 month) November 12, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Like others, I suffered for over a year with dibillitating neck pain. I tried everything...injections, acupuncture, manipulation, acupressure, traction, heat, cold, pain relievers, etc. Not until I was at the brink of surgery did a new doctor ask me if I had tried Prednisone. Finally, relief! Doing my second round now."

   
8.0

SueCeeNH (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have stenosis of the spine at the L4, which has caused pain, leg weakness and other problems. In addition I developed what seemed to be bursitis of the right hip. I took 12 days of Prenisone recently, starting with 4 days of 2 tablets, 4 of 1 tablet, and 4 of 1/2 tablet; the results astonished me. During the first few days I felt like I was 60 years younger! This was my fist experience with the drug, and I am well aware of its dangers. But it did mostly eliminate my pain, even now, a couple of weeks after ending my course of treatment. I'd say I am 90% better after doing this round of Prednisone."

   
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OldCowgirl (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2015

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