... had ulcers before from it . Can they give it in another form or is there another drug to do the job . My joint are swollen and my spine hurts it feels like they are on fire . My Dr don't seem to listen to me
Prednisone is just absolutely awful. It turns me into a crazy person makes my anxiety worse added weight onto me about 10lbs a month. It also makes me nauseaus and nervous not to mention severe bone pain in hips. Bottom line is it's a necessary evil. It's better than allowing the lupus to do it's damage. There are some very good RX anti nausea drugs you dr can prescribe. I take zofran or phenergan for nausea. Just try and boost your immune system the best you can so you're able to get off the prednisone faster. Best wishes I know it's awful.
I do not know of another drug that works like prednisone. I'm 38 w SLE Lupus, Sarcoidosis and RA for 17 years. My hips and lower back is painful as well. For my stomach I take Prilosec every morning 30 minutes before eating anything. Also if a medicine doesn't agree w my stomach i drink a few sips of 'thick chocolate milk' or an Ensure Shake w that med. That helps my stomach. Hope this helps!!
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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