was told that prednisone was very good for shingles, can you tell me should we ask doctor for prescription or is there something new my husband is in terrible pain
Yes, prednisone has been used to treat shingles (helps more with pain related to shingles, when taken with an antiviral).
I have recently thought that I have this zoosters, and am waiting for my doctor to give the test, however for 12 years I have been on prednisone daily, and Its to the point I cant stop (5 to 10 mg a day) for migraines (food presertive related) and for arthritis. Now that I every so often try to stop as I did 4 weeks ago, on the 7 day I begain to feel most the horrable symptoms of zoosters, I started back immediantly 10 mg for 3 days then 5 until today I woke screaming headache back onto 10 . Anwser, If I have zoosters Then Its great for relief, and its helped as the months and yrs prior I was on this Id feel much better at a higher dose. as a taker of this med over yrs of use it becomes your adrenalin, as its an adrenal steriod, just do the meds when in flare and not for daily use, some parts of this zoosters dont need high doses where the mid part would need the max, but then daily use makes you need more to get by. Your doctor will know whats to be done good luck to you and your husband... Lori
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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