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User Reviews for Prednisone (Page 3)

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

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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura 1 reviews 87 medications
   
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Gouty Arthritis 25 reviews 53 medications
   
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Cluster Headaches 5 reviews 35 medications
   
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Bursitis 5 reviews 82 medications
   
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Asthma 22 reviews 142 medications
   
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Sinusitis 7 reviews 247 medications
   
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Inflammatory Conditions 62 reviews 114 medications
   
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Skin Rash 10 reviews 105 medications
   
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Ulcerative Colitis 23 reviews 186 medications
   
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Fibromyalgia 18 reviews 20 medications
   
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 3 reviews 98 medications
   
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Sarcoidosis 4 reviews 49 medications
   
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Nephrotic Syndrome 2 reviews 42 medications
   
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Adrenocortical Insufficiency 1 reviews 44 medications
   
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Eczema 7 reviews 252 medications
   
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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia 3 reviews 8 medications
   
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Bullous Pemphigoid 2 reviews 76 medications
   
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 2 reviews 73 medications
   
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Lymphoma 2 reviews 58 medications
   
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Systemic Sclerosis 1 reviews 11 medications
   
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Uveitis, Posterior 1 reviews 38 medications
   
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Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow 1 reviews 38 medications
   
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Summary of Prednisone reviews 266 reviews 7.4

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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!"

   
10

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."

   
10

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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Deltasone (prednisone) for Cluster Headaches: "I am 51, and have been getting cluster headaches since 17. Have tried every medication for them, but nothing seemed to work for me. I was finally prescribed Prednisone, it takes a few days to start working, but after I finished the course, I didn't get a single headache for nearly a year. The course was 20 mg a day, for 10 to 14 days, depending on the doctor. The length of time, without a headache varies, but is usually a year or more."

   
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jskess (taken for less than 1 month) October 15, 2015

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For Fibromyalgia: "Been fighting fibromyalgia since 1990. EVERYTIME I take prednisone for either asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia I find I am pain free!! Its awesome!! I have no negative side effects. Advisable to take long term to remain pain free?? What do the experts say??"

   
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achy in nh (taken for less than 1 month) October 12, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I am 45 years old and have had one of the most acute cases of bronchial asthma in the world. I have been prescribed prednisone since I was a little girl. This is how prednisone works: If you take a high dose and taper over about a week, you should feel relief from just about any pain caused by inflammation, rash and asthma by day two. for that, nothing works better. If you have to take prednisone for a longer period of time, you'll suffer from huge weight gain, acne, moon-face, body aches, hyperactivity, sleeplessness and severe moodiness. I was just released from a four week stay in ICU for asthma and double pneumonia on 125 mg every four hours. I gained 60 lbs and my face looked like Miss Piggy. They had to treat the prednisone symptoms!"

   
5.0

Lifelong and Experienced Predn (taken for 1 to 6 months) October 11, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I've had polimyalgia rheumatica for almost two years. I was misdiagnosed for a month with 'fibro'myalgia, and prescribed medications, but nothing helped this excruciating pain. I did my own research on the Internet for my symptoms and what came up was polimyalgia. I gave my research results to my doctor, who tested and found I was positive for the malady. I started with 60 mg x 3 days, and the next morning, I was PAIN FREE. I continued on 60 mg for 2 more days, then 50, 40, 30, 20, and 10, each for a week or two. At 5 mg, I felt pain again. So I was put on a maintenance dose (some people continue to have residual pain). So I'm still happy and pain free. Prednisone is definitely one of the wonder drugs, following aspirin and penicillin."

   
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mommosan (taken for 2 to 5 years) October 9, 2015

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For Sinusitis: "I had a rally bad sinus infection in 2014. Went to Doctor and was put on a antibiotic and prednisone 20 mg. I felt better in one day. This past week had another one went to same place and was put on same meds. Felt great in one day. So I think prednisone is a great Med to give."

   
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Deehar October 7, 2015

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For Bursitis: "I am 40 and active but have had hip bursitis for about 7 months. I started taking prednisone due to a flare up of poison ivy. On the second day I had a 70% improvement on my hip and on day 3 90%. Huge surprise !! I started at 30mg and am down to 15 mg now and will keep tapering off to zero in about 5 days"

   
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Chris1974 October 6, 2015

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For Ankylosing Spondylitis: "Having AS and osteoarthritis since childhood and now 52 years of age I have tried just about anything and prednisone not only relieves the pain, but my whole body feels more flexable and I find I have more energy. I was on it while awaiting a knee replacement, but was pulled off it, Went through the roof. Went back on until my Rheumatologist weaned me off in prep for the knee surgery. But what I cannot get through to the doctors is I'd rather have the best life I can, be it long or short. I want to live and prednisone gives me that. I have reached the stage where if they will not proscribe it, i'll buy it on the net, but life is too short to live it in unbearable pain."

   
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Fontein September 16, 2015

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For Uveitis, Posterior: "After surgery my uvula was SO swollen, so my surgeon prescribed this. It didn't help much though, as it took 3 days to get my uvula back to a normal size. Just my personal experience."

   
3.0

JohnSnowIsDead September 13, 2015

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Prednisone takes away the extreme pain of my gout in my big toes and wrist . Is the only drug that works . I've been taking Uloric gout medication daily for 8 years , but I still get the occasional flare up . That's when I take prednisone for 3 days .... The pain is 80% gone after the first of 3 daily doses . Good luck"

   
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Got gout ? September 12, 2015

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Deltasone (prednisone) for Sarcoidosis: "Feeling hyperactive like I can't walk fast enough, having to wait on a thought to process, always wanting sweet, salt and crunchy food. Med after 7p keeps me awake at least 4 hr although I feel tired. Only been on for 1 month for new sarcoidosis Breathing much better! Chest tightness better! Energy level better !"

   
6.0

ralphetta01 September 8, 2015

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For Allergic Reactions: "I had such a bad allergy reaction. I still do know what I am allergic to but anyways I had to go to the hospital and they gave me 50 mg of predisone and it completely got rid of all my hives I had all over my body..took these for 5 days..they were completely gone...didn't have any side effects. I was 100% happy to get better and highly recommend to take these ."

   
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Dinna (taken for less than 1 month) September 3, 2015

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