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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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9.2
   
8 reviews 35 medications
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4 reviews 56 medications
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8.9
   
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8.9
   
6 reviews 352 medications
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8.7
   
2 reviews 134 medications
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8.5
   
1 review 235 medications
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8.5
   
6 reviews 39 medications
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8.2
   
33 reviews 346 medications
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3 reviews 59 medications
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13 reviews 248 medications
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90 reviews 116 medications
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13 reviews 109 medications
Allergic Reactions
7.1
   
29 reviews 187 medications
Ulcerative Colitis
7.1
   
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Asthma
7.1
   
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Fibromyalgia
7.0
   
30 reviews 20 medications
Bullous Pemphigoid
7.0
   
3 reviews 76 medications
Pemphigus
7.0
   
1 review 89 medications
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6.8
   
2 reviews 45 medications
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6.8
   
4 reviews 47 medications
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4 reviews 8 medications
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6.7
   
2 reviews 59 medications
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6.6
   
4 reviews 97 medications
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6.5
   
2 reviews 42 medications
Psoriatic Arthritis
6.5
   
2 reviews 63 medications
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
6.0
   
4 reviews 74 medications
Systemic Sclerosis
4.0
   
1 review 11 medications
Allergic Rhinitis
3.7
   
1 review 886 medications
Uveitis, Posterior
3.0
   
1 review 37 medications
Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow
1.0
   
1 review 37 medications
Summary of Prednisone reviews 7.4 420 reviews

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was on Prednisone for 13 years gained a lot of weight went on a low fat diet hardly lost any weight. But I will say it is a miracle drug. I had both rheumatoid arthritis and fibro took 20 mg a day for along time finally my doctor said we need to get you off this before you weigh 250 lbs. He said I will cut you down a little at a time I said no, I will stop cold turkey and I did . He put me on Tramadol and Tylenol 3 as needed. It works pretty good. But it don't control the stiffness like the prednisone did. I didn't have any side effect at all from prednisone.."

altace2008 (taken for 10 years or more) November 17, 2017

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For Asthma: "I have eosinophilic asthma (e-asthma) and I will be starting the Nucala injections in a few weeks. Hope it helps because the only thing that does to this point is Prednisone and I don't like being on it very long with the side effects it has."

   
10

Diesel56 November 13, 2017

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "This medication is slowly but surely bringing me back to life. I've been going through a flare for about 5 months, with no resolve. Even tried depo medrol- intramusclelar shot. Which did nothing. I see reviews of people advising caution and saying you should NEVER take this drug. But what do you do if you're a 29yr old mom of 3 young children? Who works full time? Who can barely get out of bed? I will happily take moon face, happily meal plan to control weight gain, happily lose a little sleep. I will happily deal with these things in order to STAND without falling over, rock my baby to sleep without agonizing shoulder pain, make my children dinner and work! For me the benefits outweigh the risks! Do what is right for you!"

   
9.0

RAmom890 November 6, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have osteoarthritis. I have used prednisone twice . I had a second flare up and after day 2 I could function with no pain at all. I do not think from what I have read that I can stay on it long term. Just flare ups and use Ibuprofen which does take the edge off. I wish I could take prednisone longer because it gives me my life back."

   
10

Micklanna November 5, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Been using Colchicine for 3 days with no improvement (I cannot take NSAIDs) I went to the Drs for an emergency appointment this morning and was given prednisone. The Dr said himself it is a miracle drug - as he himself has suffered from Gout. Within 2 hours I could really feel signs of improvement (gout in ankle) Now 4 hours and I've just been able to run up the stairs. Still a bit of pain but its only been 4 hours. Very impressed so far !"

   
10

Jon 90 (taken for less than 1 month) November 3, 2017

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For Asthma: "I was about half dead from a really bad lung infection (Pneumonia), I was having lots of difficulty breathing and I was constantly coughing and expectorating. People near by me could hear my chest rattling with the effort of breathing. My doctor wanted me to go into hospital but I refused because I had to travel from Brisbane to Adelaide by car the next day and I couldn't really see the advantages of sitting in a hospital bed rather than in a comfortable car. My doctor gave me Prednisone and this really helped me. I saw results quite quickly and by the time I left Adelaide to go home again I was just about cured. As a side benefit, this medication also cured my watery eyes and running nose from hay fever."

   
9.0

Waste Of Space (taken for less than 1 month) October 23, 2017

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For Allergic Reactions: "Had a severe allergic reaction to acne medication Tactuo on my face. Took one 50mg tablet and next day the chemical burn on my face is no longer hot, swollen or painful. For short term I highly recommend, provided relief for one of the most painful experiences of my life."

   
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TactuoAllergicReaction October 17, 2017

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For Pharyngitis: "Well I'm on day one of taking prednsone for mono and strep throat. This would be the 4th time taking prednisone. I was sick for 2 days. Had horrible body aches, chills, fever, cold sweats, everything to do with strep and mono. Doctor prescribed me prednisone and I start feeling better less than an hour after taking it. Only down side is you can't sleep. Other then that, I like the drug because it wipes out the disease fast. It's heavy duty, but should not be taken for a long time as it destroys your immune system. Is great from short term use though."

   
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Mariavarkulla October 14, 2017

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For Asthma: "Asthma was new to me, tried all the usual breathers, Dulera, ProAir, etc.. Loratizine, Singular, Flonase, etc.. was prescribed Prednisone and within days I was breathing again, my aches in my knee and shoulder were gone and most awesome affect was I started smelling things again. I felt like I was given a second chance at life, was ramped up like I was on crack but I was feeling great and getting things done. Unfortunately too many potential side-effects to continue on a regular basis.. I can no longer smell and my knee is hurting badly again."

   
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Thilpip (taken for less than 1 month) October 5, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I was prescribed this drug for an attack of polymyalgia almost two years ago. Twice I have been on a reducing programme the ESA levels being at 41 going down to 8 .. the dosage 35 grams down to a maintenance size of 5 mg per day. This week still on 5 mg per day, I had my first attack of gout , the ESA level has gone back to 35 . And my foot is swollen red and painful. I am still taking the 5 mg as directed , what is the dosage recommended for the treatment of gout? I don't understand this. And I cannot see the hospital rheumatologist for a week or two."

   
8.0

Margo 1636 September 27, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I'm on day four with two 10 mg tablets twice daily and I feel so good! I have fibromyalgia and a bulging disk. I cannot believe how much better I feel. I am looking so forward to meeting with my doctor in 14 days to see what the next step will be. Side effects are minimal, slight headache, heart pounds a bit but I can move pretty freely. I'll take the bad over the extreme pain any day."

   
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Chirppin September 26, 2017

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For Asthma: "When your left with the choice of breathing or taking this medication what do you do! Taking a huge taper of four 10mg 7 days, then three 10mg for 7 days and so on! I have literally told my husband I'm going for divorce and that I hate him and I've never loved him! I've taken this medication before with the same side effects and it has indeed cost me a job as I fear it might if and when I can return to work IF I CAN EVER BREATH AGAIN!!!!! I'm still panicked, I still can't breath, I am still pursed lipped breathing and it's been this way since Friday at 5:30pm! Yes I was admitted for 24 hours only to be discharged while still heavily sedated (shouldn't have been driving myself and yes they knew)"

   
1.0

Can't Breath and med is hell September 26, 2017

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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!"

   
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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."

   
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Tonya Roberts August 6, 2017

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