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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 295 medications
   
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Cluster Headaches 5 reviews 35 medications
   
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Gouty Arthritis 36 reviews 52 medications
   
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Conjunctivitis, Allergic 1 reviews 53 medications
   
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Leukemia 2 reviews 46 medications
   
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Osteoarthritis 5 reviews 350 medications
   
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Ankylosing Spondylitis 1 reviews 131 medications
   
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Atopic Dermatitis 1 reviews 232 medications
   
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COPD 6 reviews 38 medications
   
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Rheumatoid Arthritis 32 reviews 345 medications
   
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Immunosuppression 3 reviews 59 medications
   
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Sinusitis 13 reviews 248 medications
   
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Inflammatory Conditions 83 reviews 115 medications
   
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Skin Rash 11 reviews 108 medications
   
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Asthma 34 reviews 143 medications
   
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Allergic Reactions 25 reviews 185 medications
   
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Eczema 9 reviews 237 medications
   
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Fibromyalgia 27 reviews 20 medications
   
7.1
Ulcerative Colitis 29 reviews 96 medications
   
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Bullous Pemphigoid 3 reviews 76 medications
   
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Pemphigus 1 reviews 89 medications
   
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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 60 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 882 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 379 reviews 7.4

Reviews for Prednisone

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I've never written a review on anything really, but I thought it was important in this case. I've been dealing with Gout for probably 15 years. I was essentially given 2 choices, go on Allopurinol and hopefully prevent myself from getting flare-ups. However, I'd have to take a pill every day, and this medication has upset my stomach in the past. Option 2 is to treat a flare-up when it happens with medication, and I went this route, colcichine being the medication to treat this. The problem is it never seems to work, and I recently had an awful bout of Gout. I was given prednisone, and it really worked miracles. I was probably about 70% better after 1 full day, and now almost 100% after 3 days. I'm beyond happy about this medication!"

   
10

Simbo May 22, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "I have lower back disc herniations that aren't helped by epidural injections and need surgery, so my family MD says. I have not been to a neurosurgeon. Yet. I was given prednisone in a dosepak, 40 mg for 3 days, 30 mg for 3 days, etc. It was a tremendous help. I was able to bend again without pain. The family MD is very strict about dose levels. He will only give me that tapering dose twice a year. I have been planning my vacations and special events around it. Now I have obtained prednisone generic from an Indian manufacturer without a prescription. I am doing more of these tapers a year with great relief. I know I am taking a risk in many areas, but the pain was too great. I am happy with my decision."

   
9.0

beetee (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 21, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Suffering from severe lower back pain for more than a month I finally went to the doctor convinced I would be told there was nothing to be done but to soldier through it. Instead I was prescribed a week-long course of prednisone. Results started within hours. I was almost pain-free the next day. By day three other ailments I had just been living with, such as stiff knees and shoulder pain, were also gone. It's a wonder drug. But for the long term side effects I'd stay on it indefinitely if I could."

   
10

Rob_L'ster (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Thanks to everyone that has made comments below. Based on your comments, I took Prednisone last night after a business trip where I had a flare and ran out of meds. I was out of options when I got home from the trip and is was too late at night to see a doctor unless I went to the ER and spend $1,000's. When I got home and limped to the medicine stash, I found and took a Tramadol and noticed some Prednisone. The Prednisone has been sitting around for years, and I don't know how we got it, but when I searched for gout and Prednisol it took me to this page. I read all of the experiences here and then did some other research before taking 40 Mg at about 11:00 PM. By 1:00 AM, I was able to go to sleep. All fine now. Amazing."

   
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Gout & Stones (taken for less than 1 month) May 20, 2017

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For Sinusitis: "Suffered from chronic sinusitis for over a year. Couldn't breath through my nose and daily headaches, brain fog and congestion plagued my life. Numerous antibiotics didn't work. Got given 5 days of this tablet (30mg) and within hours it works. The swelling reduced, I could breath and my sinuses cleared in 3 days! The downside is it sent my anxiety through the roof and I didn't sleep for a week but after a year of chronic sinus problems it was nothing!! Try it :)"

   
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TdEvans21 May 20, 2017

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For Asthma: "First of all if you don't need to take this drug, please do yourself a favor and don't start the dose. I wish I read reviews before starting the dose, as I look back antibiotics should have been sufficient for my symptoms - I only had Acute bronchitis. The problem came when I completed my dose and the withdrawal symptoms kicked in. I started shaking, couldn't see clearly, my heart started beating fast, very anxious, couldn't sleep, fell like I was literally losing it! Almost ended up in the ER, but following other reviews decided to find ways to relax and not think about what was happening: yoga, meditation, playing sleep music and that's how I managed it. My advice for you: stay away from this drug and if you're trying to get off it, do your best to relax."

   
2.0

KayeW May 19, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Had a flare up for over two weeks, arthrexin, lengout, voltaren, codeine from Panadeine forte (so I didn't have to take in dangerous levels of paracetamol)... none of it did anything for me. Spent 5 days in bed, and the next 12 days hobbling around hoping that the pain would go away eventually. Went and saw a new doctor, who mentioned Prednisone, and said that it had been used for treating gout for the last few years. Took 50mg dosage in the late morning, was walking around within 5 hours, but still cautiously as I wasn't sure that it had just numbed everything, or had actually cured my ailment. The second 50mg dose in the evening and by 10pm there zero pain or discomfort, I could've gone for a 10k run without issue!"

   
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Manualfunky (taken for less than 1 month) May 18, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Ok thanks I am 69 walk every day 4 months ago walking stopped due to sciatica Today 5/15/2017 I was prescribed 20mg prednisone 2x daily Took 1st dose 8 hrs ago and the sciatica will finally start to heal so l can walk Barbara J Dawes"

   
9.0

Dodgeram200 May 16, 2017

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For Allergic Rhinitis: "DO NOT TAKE THIS. I was prescribed prednisone 5mg for 8 days, taking 8 the first day, 7 the second, 6 the third and so on. Even with being tapered off the medication I had severe withdrawal. The first few days after I felt okay, I just had a headache. Then I was so sick I could not move from bed for a full 24 hours. I was nauseous, had heart burn, an increased bpm, dizzy, and incredibly weak. It has been a few days since I started to feel bad and nothing has improved. While everyone's reaction is different, I strongly recommend you do not take this medication unless absolutely necessary."

   
1.0

Ktttttttttttttttt May 13, 2017

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For Atopic Dermatitis: "I have hemochromatosis which causes Iron overload which gives me itchy skin"

   
7.0

Grandpa Joe (taken for 2 to 5 years) May 12, 2017

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For Inflammatory Bowel Disease: "Age 9 told had IBM ulcerative colitis. Was put on prednisone for 1 year, went I to remission. Was told may have to have colon removed by age 18year old. And would more likely end up with most side affects. Have had stomach troubles through out the years. Age 19 my thyroid died. Was told it's like batteries drained of all juice. Started taking thyroid med. Weight up and down for years. Now age 38 years old, past few years more weight gain. And skin ulcers. My testarone levels have been bad. Had to do the shots for this. But mood swings where horrible. Having so much trouble with my levels and thyroid. What else can I do and is most of this true side affects. Also very high blood pressure, started after a bad accident which had blood clout"

   
9.0

Lukacs May 11, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I've taken prednisone tapers on and off for chronic back pain and inflammation. Usually when I've reached a point when pain meds aren't working I give in to an injection and a steroid taper. Steroids weaken the immune system so if you're body is currently fighting an infection, that you may be unaware of, the infection can become full blown since your body can't fight it off.... and this happened to me. I ended up with shingles of the mouth. Excruciatingly painful. I am now prone to getting shingles if I'm not careful. I think prednisone is a gamble. Take if you have reached a point of not having too many other options. Try a higher dose of NSAIDs for a week if no reprieve then steroids. Best of luck."

   
6.0

Talkinmomma May 8, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I'm on Prednisone for a deep sinus infection and fluid behind my ears. But!!!! It is also truly helping a huge flare up in my legs from fibromyalgia !!!!!"

   
7.0

Deb19871999 (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2017

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "I had my first UC flare end of March lost 40 lbs and was bleeding so badly I was hospitalised on IV prednisone for 7 days. My symptoms remained. I've been on 40mg Prednisone for 4 weeks now together with lialda. I finally stopped bleeding 2 weeks ago, but it has not been a fast process wonder drug for me. My doc took me off lialda because she is not convinced it is working. I am still on 40 mg prednisone and pain is still there not as severe though and I go 3-5 times a day and about the same in the night. Side effects weight gain on belly and moon face, peeling skin, neck and leg pain, heart palpitations and hard time sleeping."

   
3.0

noteorkingforme (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 4, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 years also develop osteoarthritis in my feet hands neck and back. Just weaning myself out of Prednisone and my pains are returning. Have decided today I will stay on prednisone and keep the dose at ten mg. Quality of life is more important to me. Just to be able to move without stiffness is a relief! I am careful what I eat, very low sugar intake and moderate exercise has helped keep my body weight normal. (Besides other inflammatory drugs are known to contribute to heart attacks). I know someone who have been on cortisone for many years and she is not overweight and has not got osteoporosis. she manages her doses her self carefully she is now 80 years old. if she can do it I can do it too"

   
8.0

mormorfarmor (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 30, 2017

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I have a pre existing condition (brain injury/seizures) the Prednisone work great for my arthritis however it made me have 12 seizures. But unfortunately as soon as the prednisone was out of my system my symptoms came back immediately."

   
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Jessie6808 April 29, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I've had a cycle of decompression surgeries l5-s1 almost exactly every 2.5 years. The first two surgeries were for left foot/leg pain/ numbness. While this last one was for right side. The third decompression was done just 5 weeks ago and was experiencing extreme low back pain at the surgical site and for some reason now the left foot started going numb which hasn't occurred since surgery#2. Not being able to stand anymore by week three I was prescribed 10 days of prednisone. By the 5th day all was good. Very impressed how much this helped with back pain and numbness in foot. Other problems arose tho after my 5th day. Swollen tendons in left arm and now left foot have me barely walking. Now I got to get that looked at too. Great!"

   
7.0

Chronic blown disc (taken for less than 1 month) April 27, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I had a throbbing pain In my right arm for a day and a half after I started taking this. Very uncomfortable!"

   
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Beaconinuse April 25, 2017

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For Osteoarthritis: "My husband has a disc bulge in his neck and osteoarthritis in his neck. He suffers from daily chronic pain and severe migraines ranging from a 3 to a 10 . With 10 being the worst. He has taken opiates, NSAIDs, anti depressants, anti convulsants, topical cream, done physio massage botox trigger point ims chiro..... this has been going on for years. Yesterday he started on 50mg prednisone (3 days) and his pain was down to a 2 last night. Today he is like a totally different man, skipping and smiling, getting ready for work (this never happens as he dreads work because of the pain and misses at least one day a week). I asked him where his pain was (scale of 1-10) as is our normal routine in the morning. He looked at me and said zero."

   
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Vonnie604 April 20, 2017

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For Fibromyalgia: "I just started taking this medicine last Tuesday. If I would have known the bad possible side effects of this I would have never taken it. It was given to me for pain and stiffness I was getting in my joints, hips, back etc. I’m 26. The doctor said maybe they were inflamed from possibly having fibromyalgia and basically told me to try this medicine out to see if it would help and then we would go from there. Well fast forward to a week later.. I took two in the morning 3 days ago and about 30 minutes after I started having a crazy physcotic episode. Heart pounding, heat flashes, severe sweating, shaking, crawling out of my skin feeling, and was pacing on the floor hysterically crying. Ended up in the ER where they did absolutely nothing"

   
1.0

Missy6390 (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2017

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For Allergic Reactions: "Heart rate up and felt like blood pressure was up. Having trouble getting words out and felt very anxious . Hard time sleeping and felt like my life was ending ."

Omegaforce April 13, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "It causes diarrhea after two days of taking it"

   
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Adam rich April 10, 2017

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For Mixed Connective Tissue Disease: "Back in the mid eighties I started to get some sort of odd inflammation they thought several different diseases because from time to time I test positive for them then negative. First Lyme's , then systemic lupus, then gout, then possible bone cancer, etc etc.. the list is huge and has baffled a lot of different doctors which have sent me to all the best clinics the last time was Neuromyelitus when I started to go blind and seizures.. when the flare up eventually got so bad in the nineties that I was mottled and four times the normal size and bed bound not being able to walk at all..the big problem is it floats and affects random joints and organs . I have to . What seems to help the most is Prednisone"

   
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OneDusty April 9, 2017

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For Asthma: "The medication works when you can't breathe but the side effects are horrible! I feel very disoriented and depressed. Not for me."

   
8.0

DeeMin March 27, 2017

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For Psoriasis: "I have psoriasis on my hands and was prescribed prednisone. And yes it cleared my psoriasis up in under 2 weeks but the side effects of this drug are worse then the psoriasis is. Horrible!!!"

   
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Lowjac (taken for less than 1 month) March 26, 2017

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