I am now 17, but back when I was 11 I was diagnosed with Langerhans cell histiocytosis. For my first round of chemotherapy, I was prescribed with 60mg per day of prednisone for 6 or so weeks. I had the typical weight gain even on chemotherapy, and other side effects. I am curious about the long term effects of what I am told was a very high doseage for my age. I have also heard about Chushings Syndrome and was wondering if this can persist after six years of being off the drug because I have many of the symptoms. I know that some of these might be regular or attributed to long term effects of the chemotherapy itself.
sjdigi; No this would not be a long term use and even at that age it would be okay, It's when people are using it for years for other conditions, But if it makes you feel better check with your doctor, The odds are the chemotherapy is the one it is a gift that just keeps giving and many of the same symptoms Also depending on the chemo you had it could very well of had Cortisone in it too. But still not enough to worry about.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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