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Prednisone is to be taken 2 tablets 4 times a day with food?

Posted 7 Aug 2013 by bsure 5 answers

Does it matter if I take it: 9 am / 1pm / 5pm / 9pm ?? Does it have to be spaced further apart? Its being given to reduce inflammation in colon due to microscopic collitis.

I have been on prednisone for about 5 years at 5 mg to 10mg maintenance dose and up to 20mg for...

Posted 12 days ago by Sm1inPain 4 answers

... flares. In the past 6 months my flares which is pain and debilitating stiffness have come every week now and my Dr emailed me warning that I must not take so much. Apparently it was on an auto refill for the flare dosa but I was not even treating the flares just suffering. This doctor has is ...

If I have to take 10 mg of prednisone for the rest of my Life, what can I do to help my body with i?

Posted 17 Oct 2015 by Beanbuzz 3 answers

I get severe flares. I've had them for years but over the past year I had two flares per month. Finally, the Dr.s told me, it is safer for me to stay on a low constant dose, than going up and down. I tried 5 mg. And within a week got a flare. The flares feel like I got run over by a bus!! The ...

Has anyone been on Lexapro and Prednisone at the same time? I had a high ANA titer and they?

Posted 16 Jan 2016 by blaaccypher 4 answers

Started me on the Prednisone as a precaution pretty high dose. I have been on it before for two years but not with Lexapro. Please help!!!

Do either hydroxychol./Plaquinil put you @ risk for greater immunosuppression problems?

Posted 2 Aug 2010 by cjmorr06 1 answer

My husband has been taking Plaquinil (generic hydroxychloroquin) for almost 2 yrs., under a rheumatologist's care. He has Sjogren's Syndrome. He became very ill, and was diagnosed w/ viral meningial encephalitis. We were much later told that the Plaquinil had "lowered his tolerance ...

Myasthenia Gravis patients. Do you take cellcept with Prednisone and how much?

Posted 20 Apr 2011 by Blackjack4 7 answers

Looking for real life answers. I've been on Prednisone 20 mg day for 6 yrs. One Dr.said 2000mg daily for 6 months and then taper off Prednisone. Has this worked for anyone to get off Prednisone and all of it's side effects.

Plan B-lower left sharp pain abdominal pain 6 hours after taking it?

Posted 25 Mar 2018 by Jsag526 1 answer

How concerned should I be? My husband and I had a mishap with a condom last night and I took a plan b about 12 hours later. I have felt fine all day except for some anger, I'm on Prednisone and other meds due to a MS diagnosis, and anxiety. I have a history of ovarian cysts but also ...

Prednisone side effects becoming intense?

Posted 16 Feb 2012 by endlessPred 8 answers

Hello. Been on prednisone for seven years. Lowest at 14 mg and highest at 80 mg. have a rare disease called polymyositis with interstitial lung disease. This disease does not stop flaring up so am tapering slowly and then back to 20 or 40mg and we start all over again. Have handled it well and ...

Did you get your flu shot?

Posted 13 Jan 2013 by endlessPred 8 answers

Just hoping that everyone got a shot who can do so. Anyone on prednisone or other auto immune inhibitor drugs had better have done so. Lung diseases including asthma. Stay well, my friends and be careful. Long live soap and water! lol.

How long does immunosupression from solu-medrol last after cesation?

Posted 23 Nov 2013 by cosmokaz 1 answer

Hi, I have MS and i just finished an my first IV course of 1g for 3days of methylprednisolone for a flare. My question is, how long does it take for my immune system to return to normal after this? For example, i know i need to avoid possible infection sources, but... for how long after these 3 ...

Medication - What are the long term mental effects of taking high doses of prednisone?

Posted 9 Feb 2012 by ninth.undertow 5 answers

Dosages anywhere from 15-90mg but on average 80mg. Also time wise over two years of use.

Has anyone else been placed on Cellcept for Auto Immune Hepatitis. I would welcome any feedback?

Posted 10 Mar 2010 by Susan (Irish) 5 answers

My Dr is about to place me on Cellcept for Auto Immune Hepatitis - I have been on Immuran 100mg and Prednisone 7.5mg but despite good blood results my liver has progressed from fibrosis to cirrhoses. I have extreme tiredness, nausea, hair loss and depression as a result of the prednisone. Would ...

Prednisone - for RA, how common is it for patients to experience side effects?

Posted 26 Feb 2012 by blurrygranny 4 answers

I was diagmosed with RA several years ago and have been on a terrible regimen of meds Began prednisone today to replace another med. I have many side effects and my spouse is angry at me for taking these meds. Is this a common problem?

Medication - Immunosuppression and the proliferation of skin cancers. Does anyone have suggestions?

Posted 27 Feb 2013 by Mariasimms 4 answers

... for improving skin condition when faced with the proliferation of skin cancers (BCCs & SCCs) while taking an immuno-suppressant like Myfortic or Azathioprine? Any thoughts on the use of Vitamin B3 for the skin (is it safe for Autoimmune Hepatitis suffers – does it counteract ...

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