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Does prednisone elevate blood pressure?

Posted 19 Feb 2014 by Grandkids7 3 answers

I take 5 mg prednisone per day. This week the doctor has prescribed mega doses for a condition. My blood pressure is elevated. 166/90. I am 85 year old female

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!!!

Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis - Can polymyocitus cause numbness in feet?

Posted 10 Feb 2016 by Belpasso 0 answers

I was told that I have DM back in 2003 then in 2012 I was told that I don't have DM but I do have PM. Been on pred and mtx since 2003. I feel healthy and for five months last summer I was off the meds. Then in December 2015 both of my ankles swelled and my feet became numb. I have regained ...

M y husband is a Type 2 diabetic and has been on prednisone since 3/8/2013 for polymiositis starting

Posted 17 Jul 2013 by CRIVERS10 2 answers

... at 60mg daily for 6-8 wks, the gradualy decreased over 4-6 wks to 40mg daily,30mg daily,15mg daily, then now we are on 10mg daily... prednisone from what I hear effects your blood sugar correct? but how long does it stay in your system after to stop taking it?

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.

Trochanter bursitis and elevated creatine?

Posted 15 Mar 2013 by sparkymarky 1 answer

Initially 3 mos ago my internal med doc saw me for dull achey pain in both hips down to me knees. This started in both legs at the same time. My initial creatine Kinease level was 584. My doctor was puzzled because I am no meds that would elevate the creatine kinease level, had any body trauma, ...

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 ...

Polymyositis/Dermatomyositis - Anyone dealing with wheelchairs to get around with polymyositis?

Posted 19 Feb 2012 by endlessPred 2 answers

Though I still walk around my home and use a wheeled walker with a seat for short distances, mostly to go shopping I need an electric cart, oxygen tank and someone to push the wheelchair when there is no cart cause not strong enough to push myself. Main problem is all these people who bump into ...

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