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User Reviews for Prednisone

Also known as: Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Prednicot, Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred DS

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Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura 1 reviews 88 medications
   
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Psoriasis 2 reviews 297 medications
   
9.3
Cluster Headaches 8 reviews 35 medications
   
9.2
Gouty Arthritis 39 reviews 52 medications
   
9.2
Conjunctivitis, Allergic 1 reviews 56 medications
   
9.0
Leukemia 2 reviews 46 medications
   
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Lichen Planus 4 reviews 56 medications
   
9.0
Lichen Sclerosus 1 reviews 62 medications
   
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Pharyngitis 9 reviews 47 medications
   
8.8
Osteoarthritis 5 reviews 350 medications
   
8.7
Ankylosing Spondylitis 2 reviews 132 medications
   
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Bursitis 6 reviews 80 medications
   
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Mixed Connective Tissue Disease 3 reviews 8 medications
   
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Atopic Dermatitis 1 reviews 234 medications
   
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COPD 6 reviews 39 medications
   
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Rheumatoid Arthritis 32 reviews 346 medications
   
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Immunosuppression 3 reviews 59 medications
   
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Sinusitis 13 reviews 248 medications
   
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Eczema 10 reviews 238 medications
   
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Inflammatory Conditions 90 reviews 115 medications
   
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Skin Rash 13 reviews 109 medications
   
7.6
Ulcerative Colitis 31 reviews 97 medications
   
7.1
Asthma 38 reviews 143 medications
   
7.1
Allergic Reactions 28 reviews 187 medications
   
7.0
Bullous Pemphigoid 3 reviews 76 medications
   
7.0
Pemphigus 1 reviews 89 medications
   
7.0
Fibromyalgia 28 reviews 20 medications
   
6.9
Adrenocortical Insufficiency 2 reviews 45 medications
   
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Sarcoidosis 4 reviews 47 medications
   
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Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia 4 reviews 8 medications
   
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Lymphoma 2 reviews 59 medications
   
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Systemic Lupus Erythematosus 4 reviews 97 medications
   
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Nephrotic Syndrome 2 reviews 42 medications
   
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Psoriatic Arthritis 2 reviews 62 medications
   
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease 4 reviews 73 medications
   
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Systemic Sclerosis 1 reviews 11 medications
   
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Allergic Rhinitis 1 reviews 886 medications
   
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Uveitis, Posterior 1 reviews 37 medications
   
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Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow 1 reviews 37 medications
   
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Summary of Prednisone reviews 408 reviews 7.4

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "The arthritis doc put me on 10mg Prednisone for arthritic pain in my shoulders, upper back and neck. After 3 days I had absolutely no relief. He said I should stop it and take a muscle relaxant! Is 3 days an adequate time frame?"

   
2.0

The Ivanator (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2017

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "Brought my severe pancolitis into remission. Had to have 40mg through the vein then moved on to tablets to wean off. Prednisone saved my life but also has the worst side-effects I have ever experienced. Use with caution and only in dire circumstances. Side effects for me included a massive moon face (this facial swelling goes down after you start reducing the dose), face and body acne, severe and shocking anxiety and depression, paranoia and psychosis, joint pain, hot flushes, trouble sleeping and tons of nervous energy. It is worse the higher the dose. Wean off slowly. Withdrawal symptoms are just as bad if not worse."

CrystalLily (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 17, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have degenerative disk disease and suffer from acute lower and middle back pain. It is almost always at a pain level 6 and can spike to a pain level of 7 or 8 and rarely goes down to a 4 with pain meds. I recently suffered an attack of Bells palsy so the doctor prescribed prednisone for 10 days at 60mg for 3 days, 40mg for 3 days, 20mg for 2 days and 10mg for 2 days. Although the treatment had nothing to do with my DDD I have discovered that it is actually helping and I have used less of my pain medication, of which I normally take 50 mg of tramadol 4x a day, but while on the prednisone I was able to cut to 2x a day. I was greatly surprised and may mention this to my regular doctor. I wonder if the shots would work as well?"

   
7.0

navywriter (taken for less than 1 month) September 15, 2017

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For Eczema: "I have had eczema since childhood which I have treated with emollients, and topical steroids, but I had a severe breakout where my entire body was covered, I wasn't sleeping, I couldn't hug my children, I couldn't have clothing that touched my skin. I went to the doctors and she prescribed a short dose (5days) within 12 hours of taking the first tablet I wasn't itchy withjn 36 hours my skin looked normal again and after 5 days it was silky soft to the touch, I had not a single bit of eczema for three months after taking the short course, Unfortunately my normal level eczema is back but I can manage it with creams, if it gets really bad again I'll be heading back to the doctors and asking for this!"

   
10

Jamajam (taken for less than 1 month) September 6, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I saw the ENT for Sudden Sensorineural Idiopathic Hearing Loss .The ENT prescribed standard treatment is a tapered dose of prednisone 60mg / day for 14 days, then 40 mg / day for 3 days then 20 mg / day for 3 days then stop. Doctor told me "you might put on weight". My side effects were: heart palpitations, bulging eyes, extremely sensitive hearing, exhaustion, weird muscle pains, and 2 nights sleep in 23 days. I actually lost weight because I figured out I could not have ANY sugar or high carbs with this stuff or side effects were worse. It was a nightmare. Even 2 weeks after stopping I wonder when I'll be normal again and still don't have my hearing back. It is out of your system in a few days, but your adrenal glands take much longer than that to reset. Think twice before taking this stuff!"

JDS warning you September 4, 2017

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For Asthma: "I took this medication last year while going through a bad bout of asthma. I was prescribed 30mg a day (with tapering, so about a week total). After the third day, the anxiety and crushing depression I was feeling with the medication caused me to go back to the doctor, and she told me to come off it immediately. I was not told to taper off, which I now know is a bad idea. I spent a good 10 days suffering withdrawal effects, and had dark thoughts. It took me 9 months to start feeling myself again. I had debilitating joint pain, so much so that I was tested for lupus,RA, and other joint/ connective tissue disorders. I was also very depressed. Had take pred before, with bad reactions, this was the worst yet. Never again."

   
1.0

Angie M. September 1, 2017

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For Cluster Headaches: "Have had clusters for 45 years, remember the first one. Ergotamine inhaler worked almost instantaneously but gave me a nasty depression. I take prednisone 2(10mg) at breakfast , 1(10mg) at dinner. Tried taking less and headaches come back with a vengeance! They mess with my digestive tract some , and sharp increase in appetite, and an increase in sexual desire. It is not supposed to do that. I will stay on this medication till the cluster cycle ends"

   
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Hurricane Mike (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2017

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For Allergic Reactions: "I was prescribed prednisone for an allergic reaction from taking antibiotics. It did an amazing job at taking away the rash I had and I would give it a 10.... but the extreme anxiety it gave me was the worst thing I've ever had in my life. The first day taking it I was prescribed 50 mg and my heart felt like it was pounding out of my chest for 2 hours straight.. I decided to cut the dose in half and only take 25 mg and it stopped the pounding heart but I still had terrible anxiety. I wouldn't recommend taking this if you have any type of anxiety or panic disorder because this will just make it worse. Oh and the nausea was terrible as well."

   
2.0

Cat249 (taken for less than 1 month) August 27, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Prednisone works fast and is great my for gouty arthritis but (a) I only have one kidney so I need to be extra careful how much I take of it and (b) it goes straight through me - I need to be careful where I go because there is not much lead time if you get my drift! Now I am taking Allopurinol but it hasn't prevented an attack and doesn't seem to be doing much. Any ideas of other likely meds? Also with Rheumatoid Arthritis I am often in agony when I have a bout of it. My doctor is despairing of me cos I can't take Morphine (makes me itch), Tramadol makes me short of breath, OxyContin sends me to sleep (literally), and now Prednisone or Solone as its called here is only a very infrequent useful tool. Any hints on prevention or pain meds"

   
8.0

ShepMiss (taken for 5 to 10 years) August 22, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have a rare disorder called Eosinophilic Esophagitus. It causes extreme stomach pain to the point where I can't eat for days or even drink water without being in severe pain. 10 days on Prednisone (20mg) and Pantoprazole (40mg) and it's about 80% better. I still get pain and sometimes can't eat or drink for a while, but it's completely different than what it was just two weeks ago. The only downside is Prednisone hasn't helped with my chronic pain. But I'm not too disappointed because that wasn't the main reason for getting it."

   
9.0

Walnutt (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia when I was 22 and I am about to turn 57 on the 27th of August. It really never bothered me until the last 8 years, and it hit me like a ton of knives. I have tried everything and nothing seems to help. I went to a rheumatologist and she diagnosed me with polymyalgia along with the fibromyalgia. Had neck surgery in July of last year and back surgery in December, and I can honestly say the pain is unbearable most of the time. I take effexor,gabapentin,robaxin, and occasionally I will take a tylenol arthritis. Thats it. He wants me to take prednisone and I was a pharmacy technician for 13 years so I know and have seen the side effects. So I am trying to figure out if its really worth it. I hurt 24/7, all over."

   
1.0

sugarpiehoneybunch1960 August 18, 2017

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For Cluster Headaches: "I experienced my first Cluster Headache 27 years ago.It still took me moving to Atlanta and 15 years to find a Neurologist that actually helped me. An Imitrex shot works for the very short term but that's NOT the solution as we all know. My Neurologist put me on a preventative dose of Verapamil and Topomax ( that means all the time) When cycle starts I Take 60mg Prednisone for 5/days,40/days,20/4days.As soon as I begin the Prednisone my HA's stop however since we can't stay on it forever when I get down to 20mg I start Medication Cafergot & take it late afternoon. If I don't do this headaches will pop right back up!*NOTE-Can't take Imitrex within 24hrs of Cafergot.I was nervous but didn't need it.In cycle now, also diagnosed w/MS 2015. "

   
9.0

Jersey Gurl (taken for 10 years or more) August 12, 2017

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For Pharyngitis: "My throat was so sore I couldn't sleep. After 3 weeks of little sleep and swollen tonsils I finally asked the doc for something, she prescribed me prednisone. Couldn't believe it, by that night I was sleeping with no itchyness at all!!! What a miracle drug."

   
10

Tonya Roberts August 6, 2017

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For Cluster Headaches: "In my third recurrance of cluster headaches over a 10 year period, they have become far more intense and frequent, over a month with no let up. As many as four per day. Started on 50mg for four days. Fifth day no prednisone and headaches were back. Now I'm back on prednisone (60mg for 5 days and reduce by 10mg until off) and it is so far keeping them at bay."

   
9.0

Roofingispainfulenough August 3, 2017

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "I was diagnosed with UC and had my first flare up in March and suffered greatly. Lialda, Budesonide, and Rowasa made everything worse for me and caused inflammation in my pancreas. I was hospitalized and put solely on prednisone and saw immediate relief of all symptoms. This steroid gave me my life back, albeit with unfortunate side-effects (acne, mood swings, depression). I started with just 30 mg and have tapered down to 5 mg and hope to be free of it in a week or two. I am thankful for prednisone and wish I would have been on it from the onset."

   
8.0

Kevin M July 31, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Excellent drug works within hours and is the only drug that works on my gout."

Gazz (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "All I can say wow the pain is gone within hours been down for 2 weeks in my back lower back MRI says I have a bulging disc and a slipped disc still can't believe how fast it works still have to go to the doctor see how they're going to fix it thanks prednisone"

Edward123 (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2017

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For Ankylosing Spondylitis: "Fontein I totally agree with you. The prednisone takes away the pain immediately. Just a damn shame of the side effects...I gained 50 lbs in a month. They was to try this Celebrex but on day 3 no relief and I refuse injections . I prefer a pill. Its sucks that people in this world abuse opiates cause they helped also. What else are you on for the pain?"

   
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painfree746 (taken for less than 1 month) July 21, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Took it for Eosinophilic Esophagitis (EOE) and it made me soo weak my stomach was hurting felt faint, hot just overall couldn't get out of bed.. Took it for two days and my body felt just beat.. I don't see the point in taking this medicine the side effects are just too bad to deal with..never taking it again."

raquel212 July 21, 2017

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For Allergic Reactions: "I had an allergic reaction from an unknown source and was given 60 mg of prednisone with a tapering down to 40 then 20. I was on it for 1 week. I went in feeling a little itchy and came out with what felt like chemical induced menopause, high blood pressure, diabetes, and bipolar disorder."

   
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Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) July 18, 2017

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For Asthma: "I wish I could give this and my doctor zero stars. I told her I was doing just fine taking Loradatine and Montelukast, but she insisted that I take this, because "I need it", so I stared taking this at 20 MG thinking it would help. About a day after I get prescribed this garbage, I get this nasty cough. It made my asthma much worse, I constantly wheeze and cough yuck stuff up now. Then, after about 5 days I start pooping blood. I'm not talking a little, but a lot. Like half my stool is blood. And now, I'm totally depressed (And pooping blood, and completely congested) I literally don't want to do anything but die in my sleep. Sorry for the language, I'm in an awful mood. I didn't finish it either, I threw the rest of it away."

   
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"Ay Ay Ron" (taken for less than 1 month) July 11, 2017

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For Asthma: "I haven't had the severe problems I've been reading about on this site, it's honestly a little scary to hear. I take prednisone 2-3 times a year when I get bronchitis (chronic asthmatic bronchitis) & it works wonders for me. I just caught a cold the other day that went straight to my lungs. After two nights of wheezing & barely sleeping, I went to the doc yesterday for prednisone. Within a few hours, I could breath freely again. Still get winded easily & tire quickly, but much easier to function & sleep now. Would be shit out of luck without it! Just for reference, I got a script of 40mgs per day for 4 days. Went to work today & was totally back in the game!"

   
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Shaggy Mae (taken for less than 1 month) July 8, 2017

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For Skin Rash: "I have a lower left leg rash, my doctor prescribed antibiotics twice, different strength, no results Then I was prescribed Betaderm Ointment for leg and Prednisone 50 mg tablets 1 daily for 5 days. After taking 4 Prednisone tablets I got an itchy rash all over my body. That was end of May. No more drugs for me. I still have the rash and try alternative methods"

Marliese June 28, 2017

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For Skin Rash: "Prednisone has helped me so much I had a nasty eye infection, sores on my scalp & face caused by hair dye, it dried up my infection in just 2 days. IT even stopped the pain on my knees its given me incredible relief for my allergies."

   
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Sumaya Harker (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 28, 2017

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For Allergic Reactions: "I had a severe allergic reaction to poison ivy. Both arms, from my wrist to my elbow, were covered in hives. I had to run to the sink every 10 minutes because it felt like arms were on fire and the worst itch imaginable. I was averaging 1 to 2 hours of sleep a night for weeks. Prednisone saved me, literally. I was going crazy from the intense burning feeling, severe itching and no sleep. I am on my 4th round of prednisone, since most doctors prescribe way too low a dose for this severe of a reaction. Finally find the right doctor who gave me the correct dosage. I can finally get some sleep and my arms are not on fire. If it was not for this medication I think I would be in the loony bin somewhere scratching the skin off my arms."

   
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Rich-22 (taken for 1 to 6 months) June 22, 2017

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