Steroids were premed due to significant increase in BP (danger zone) after previous infusion. Doc gave me BP meds. Helped BP, but not swelling. After 6 weeks, still swollen. Doc gave me 20 mg lasix for 4 days only. Not seeing much affect after two days. Have other had swelling from anabolic steroids? Should I refuse theM?
Been on prednisone ( a steroid) for over 28= yrs. Swelling is a common side effect from this drug, and the longer you are on it, the worse the swelling is. I, too, have Lasix at home for the times the swelling is just too much. I would ask doctor about lowering the dose of med that is causing the swelling, even if just a little bit. Prednisone has been a life saver for me many times, and even recently, a higher dose pulled me out of a major flare. I also gained 25 pounds in less than 2 weeks. Between the prednisone iv, and iv fluids, the gain was not a surprise. Too bad it does not leave us as quickly as it hits us. Maybe a little more Lasix, and a little less of the other. I Never lose all the weight I gain when in a flare and doses are upped right away. About 1/2 comes off with a week or so of Lasix, the rest I have to work at thru diet. Exercise is not much of an option due to bone loss and severe Chronic pain. I do, how ever do a lot of stretching to keep muscles from atrophy. I wish you the best of luck. lease let me know if I can help in any way. Be well as can be
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