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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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Prednisone Review Summary

7.9/10 Average Rating

51 Ratings with 42 User Reviews

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"After years of being in pain and having test after test to see why I was exhausted, my doctor placed me on a short course of this. I LOVED IT! 48 hours into it, my pain went from unbearable to really almost unnoticeable. I had never been on it. The absence of constant, debilitating pain in my life was like a miracle. I have been off it now for a few days and the pain is returning. I had no side effects other than a slight increase in appetite. I made sure to take it on time and with food. I was afraid of this drug but prefer it any day over narcotic pain killers which only mask and make me drowsy and sluggish."

   
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Cicic (taken for less than 1 month) August 27, 2015

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"I have suffered for many years with muscle pain from autoimmune conditions. Lately,it seems I have developed polymyalgia rheumatica which meant that my arms , legs and gluteal muscles were incredibly painful. I Couldn't move in bed or walk properly.On 30 mgs of prednisolone for 3 days and then reducing the dose gradually each day. I am at last free of pain...it is marvellous to feel normal again after so long. I am aware of all the side effects but will take as little as possible to relieve the inflammation in my muscles and tendons. One has to be very respectful of this drug but used correctly it has at least given me some respite. I am a 58 year olds female."

   
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JMJ777 August 10, 2015

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"Had severe lower back pain that would take me to the ground. Only relief was laying flat with feet up. Doctor prescribed a shot of prednisone with 6 day pill regime and pain pills. Second day, pain went from a 10 to a 1 or 2! I did not have to take any of the pain pills."

   
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NEAL L. August 4, 2015

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"I took this for temporal arteritis. I gained 70 lbs., developed moon face, swollen legs and arm. I was unable to sleep at night and was so sleepy during the day, I fell a sleep anywhere. Developed cataracts, had them removed but I still have blurry vision and have not been able to drive in 1-1/2 yrs. Hair is thin and very dry skin. Have a hard time walking due to vision and weakness."

   
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tobio July 16, 2015

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"I had pinched nerve on my left arm which later affected my left leg for almost four months. The mentioned part's of my body was numb with tingling sensation. My both foot was burning! I went for a CT scan and they found that my brain was OK. Did staving diabetics test and was also OK. A doctor prescribed to me a drug called Neurocare plus which worsened it up. They later gave me Lyrica which worsened it up. After reading about Prednislone, i decided buy them over the counter in Africa. Initially i was afraid to use it when i read about immense negative side effects it can cause.I gave it a shot and in a day all terrible sensations were all gone! i used 5 mg for 2 weeks and all the pain on my muscles were also gone!!!! thanks to the drug!"

   
7.0

OKN (taken for less than 1 month) July 12, 2015

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"I suffer from bad urticaria/hives and the anti histamines the doctor prescribed did next to nothing. Prescribed Prednisone, almost instant relief, the only drawback is I stay awake longer, require less sleep, but I'm not tired so no biggy, just wish I had been prescribed this a long time ago. I only take 1 or 2 when the hives are really bad, about once every 2 or 3 weeks."

   
8.0

magyme July 4, 2015

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"I was put on prednisone for the first time for a rare form of colitis. I was in terrible pain and had to use the bathroom about 20 times a day. I was hospitalized with dehydration and vomiting and the extreme diarrhea. After six days on a high dosage I was much better and sent home on a maintenance regimen of 10 mg. per day. This therapy did not cure my condition but cut down on my frequent hospitalizations. So, to make a long story shorter I was prescribed prednisone in differing strengths for twenty years. At that point prednisone had done so much harm to my body that I insisted on stopping it. I have developed severe osteoporosis and my back is starting to get a "hump". My skin is so thin that it is like tissue paper and I get bruises all over me."

   
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brn2run2 (taken for 10 years or more) July 4, 2015

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"FINALLY. This is my sixth year of dealing with excruciating herniated disc pain - L4/L5 and just this past month my cervical vertebrae (neck) had inflammation so severe I lost all feeling in my right arm. The pain has been almost unbearable. For the first time ever, I feel that my doctor has addressed the underlying cause, rather than just symptom management!! I am almost afraid to get excited, because it feels almost too good to be true. I even jogged today. The only side effect I've experienced is a bit of weird moodiness thankfully recognized and controllable, and nothing compared to the near nervous-breakdowns I was having because of the pain. Fingers crossed that this time, I can get off the pain meds and get my life back."

   
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Tired of Suffering (taken for less than 1 month) June 14, 2015

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Rayos (prednisone): "Its been around forever but it works well."

   
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Cosmic Debris (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2015

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"I am only 2 hrs into my first dose of Prednisone but felt compelled to write a review as it was 'It CAN Be Ok" review posted on Dec 26, 2014 that really helped me to actually take it. I had a horrific experience Aug 2014 when my doctor put me on a beta blocker and I had a really bad reaction. I was unaware of what it was then, apparently it was an anxiety/panic attack. Since then I have been afraid to take anything for fear of repeat. I've only been dealing with mild anxiety since that episode, probably because of that episode. New back injury- I was prescribed Pred. I was afraid to take it until I read 12/26/14 post. I took the muscle relaxer 1st 3 hours ahead, took my predn w/ dinner, NO Anxiety! NOTHING! I feel great! Fingers crossed!"

   
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Sweetleigh3 (taken for less than 1 month) June 4, 2015

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"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!!!!!!"

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

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"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?"

   
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Bearybuster April 28, 2015

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"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...."

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

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"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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"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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"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!"

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

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"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."

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

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"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. "

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

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"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."

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

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"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."

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

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"Had a terrible hacking uncontrollable at times embarrassing cough for 8 weeks was put on 4 different scripts, finally after none of them worked, I was put on prednisone. I took my first dose around noon today, it's now 8pm and the cough is gone. I also have Plantar Fasciatis I'm sitting here amazed that the heel pain is totally gone and I'm able to walk pain free. I know it's benefits will be short lived with the heel pain but at this point I'll take any relief I can get."

   
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emt26 (taken for less than 1 month) December 21, 2014

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"Prednisone really surprised me as a miracle for severe pain. Previously I only knew about opiate painkillers. Reason: I suddenly couldn't walk or stand on one foot - severe throbbing pain. Hastily diagnosed as plantar fascitiis, but I didn't respond to the NSAID prescribed. Went to get a second opinion, as I'm convinced I've got a fracture. Anyhow, after *stressing* how severe my pain was, the second doctor gave me prednisone, oral tablets. My god, it's a miracle. I can walk again. And I feel like a million bucks to boot (euphoric side-effect?). I can still feel the pain slightly, but somehow the prednisone has got me to where I don't mind walking on it. I never knew that prednisone was a miracle severe pain-killer, but I know it now."

   
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Working man (taken for less than 1 month) August 3, 2014

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"I had COPD with chest pain, also I had shoulder pain due to lifting heavy objects last year. I had started prednisone 20mg x 2 two days back. I shall take it for 5 days. I felt much better on on second day only. Today is third day and I am feeling much better. My COPD symptoms improved very much. Also reduced swelling in my shoulder magically. I had not taken it for shoulder pain but it improved very much. Now I can raise my hand 90 degree which was impossible two days back. My breathless due to smoking related COPD is getting cured. improved upto 60%. Three more days to go, I shall update you."

   
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ajit96 April 10, 2014

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"Had terrible pain from a pinched nerve in my neck. For five day I was in agony. They gave me prednisone in the morning after I went to see my doctor and literally by five in the afternoon 80% of the debilitating pain was gone. It was really a miracle."

   
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Michael be Aryeh (taken for less than 1 month) February 12, 2014

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"I have been diagnosed with lupus (SLE) and had fluid around my lungs and heart caused by an inflamation iin the body. After corrective surgery was put on 10 mg prednisone 3times a day. Felt an immediate improvement in my overall health with no side effects. Now down to one 10 mg pill per day."

   
9.0

RHK November 7, 2013

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