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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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47 reviews 52 medications
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9.2
   
9 reviews 35 medications
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9.0
   
1 review 55 medications
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9.0
   
2 reviews 46 medications
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4 reviews 56 medications
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9.0
   
1 review 62 medications
Pharyngitis
8.9
   
12 reviews 47 medications
Osteoarthritis
8.9
   
6 reviews 353 medications
Ankylosing Spondylitis
8.7
   
2 reviews 135 medications
Bursitis
8.7
   
7 reviews 80 medications
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8.7
   
3 reviews 8 medications
Atopic Dermatitis
8.5
   
1 review 235 medications
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8.5
   
6 reviews 39 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis
8.2
   
34 reviews 348 medications
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
8.0
   
2 reviews 89 medications
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7.9
   
3 reviews 59 medications
Eczema
7.6
   
10 reviews 240 medications
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7.6
   
14 reviews 108 medications
Inflammatory Conditions
7.6
   
96 reviews 116 medications
Allergic Reactions
7.3
   
31 reviews 187 medications
Ulcerative Colitis
7.3
   
35 reviews 98 medications
Asthma
7.1
   
45 reviews 144 medications
Fibromyalgia
7.1
   
34 reviews 20 medications
Bullous Pemphigoid
7.0
   
3 reviews 76 medications
Pemphigus
7.0
   
1 review 89 medications
Sinusitis
6.9
   
16 reviews 248 medications
Adrenocortical Insufficiency
6.8
   
2 reviews 45 medications
Sarcoidosis
6.8
   
4 reviews 47 medications
Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
6.8
   
4 reviews 8 medications
Lymphoma
6.7
   
2 reviews 59 medications
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
6.6
   
4 reviews 97 medications
Nephrotic Syndrome
6.5
   
2 reviews 42 medications
Psoriatic Arthritis
6.5
   
2 reviews 67 medications
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
6.0
   
4 reviews 74 medications
Systemic Sclerosis
4.0
   
1 review 11 medications
Allergic Rhinitis
3.7
   
1 review 888 medications
Uveitis, Posterior
3.0
   
1 review 37 medications
Epicondylitis, Tennis Elbow
1.0
   
1 review 37 medications
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7.5
   
5 reviews
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For Gouty Arthritis: "Please ask your GP about being treated with Allopurinol for Gout. It is a preventative medication which greatly reduces the chance of repeated attacks when prescribed appropriately. https://rheumatology.org.au/patients/documents/Allopurinol_2016_002.pdf"

Jon April 11, 2018

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For Rheumatoid Arthritis: "I was diagnosed with RA and had the opinion and experimentation of drugs from 6 different doctors and none worked. Until one day, my 7th Dr prescribed prednisolone (prednisone). Less than 24hrs after taking it, I felt so much better. I began to do things on my own again like hold a teacup, stand or walk faster than I had in almost 2 years. The pain I felt every night and woke with evey morning was now manageable. The moon face, weight gain were small prices to pay to be able to comb my own hair. I've weaned off from 20mg to 2.5mg per day and that was great. But after a flare I was forced to up my dosage again. Learning how to manage it with prednisone helps. Side effects of long term use is important, but having the ability to live a normal life while having RA is a gift. Do what works for you."

   
8.0

Nini April 9, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I was originally prescribed Prednisone back in February 2016 to treat a very rare and serious case of Eosinophilic Pneumonia (EP). I had been coughing up large volumes of phlegm, my nose would not stop running and my ears had been plugged for months. At 60mg/day as a starting dose, I had a fair amount of side effects (water retention, thirst, swelling knees, blurred vision, night sweats and overeating). It also WORKED!! It took almost two years to completely taper off Prednisone. While at 25mg/Day I would have NO side effects but all my other symptoms would disappear: no joint pains, no rhinitis, no vitiligo, no UC, and best of all, no EP. My only problem has been trying to find a doctor that is willing to prescribe it for life. After 6 mths off, my symptoms have all returned to some degree. My EP is being kept in check with a small satchel full of inhalers. Half of which include steroids and none of which are really working. I am hoping my new doc will side with me and allow me to stay on it until I am old."

   
10

Chris M Calgary (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 4, 2018

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For Cluster Headaches: "I have been struggling with cluster headaches for almost 50 years. I will go for years in remission and then get a monster onset cluster that wakes me up at 4:00 a.m. and lasts for weeks. I use all the weapons my doc has given me: triptans, anti-seizure drugs, pure oxygen, opiates and blood pressure meds. Invariably, though, it is a run of prednisone, starting at 60-100 mg day, increasing until I get relief, then slowly tapering back down and off, that ultimately provides relief."

Obarka (taken for less than 1 month) April 2, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I was diagnosed as having an Interstitial lung disease (ILD), or lung infection from unknown cause. I was taking an anti-fungal drug for a hand and fingernail infection at this time. I was given a 20mg dose daily of prednisone. When I was told my lungs were clear I was also told I would continue same dose for three more months. Side effects from the prednisone : diabetes, swelling of legs and feet, fungal infection of hands has flared up with blisters on palms and cannot do hard hand work, blurred vision requiring glasses, impaired balance. Am going to request tapering off now. Do any of the side effects reverse after discontinuing use of prednisone?"

Nicholas (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I stood up one day and had shooting pain in side and hip. Thought I pulled a muscle but by the next day I could barely walk and get out of bed. Went to doctor and told it was a pinched nerve in lower back. Doctor put me on 21 day prednisone tapering plan and oxycodone. Took three 20mg prednisone for 7 days. Then moved to two 20 mg for 7 days and will end with one 20mg for last 7 days. On day 10. Started to feel better in a few days after taking. Still have pain and discomfort but prednisone is helping. Now I can bend a little, walk slowly and turn better in bed. Medicine is working wonders and I still have 11 days left so I hope I'm completely better by then. Only downside is that I've already gained 7 pounds so far."

   
8.0

DeeG (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2018

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For Asthma: "I have been on and off steroids for three years for my asthma: And it has not help at all.... Doctors cannot understand why. I have seen a variety of doctors and not one has been able to help with my shortness of breath. I've reach the point were I am out of options. Any suggestions?"

mz313 (taken for 2 to 5 years) March 28, 2018

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For Sinusitis: "Doesn't work. On top of all that I had to deal with the nasty side effects. The only thing that works for chronic sinusitis is surgery"

   
1.0

OwMyBack (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2018

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For Gouty Arthritis: "My Gout attacks are down to about one a year but when they hit they hit hard. Pain is unbearable. I have tried every treatment under the sun and nothing works but Prednisone. I get a shot and the next day start a 50 MG dose pill once a day for five days. Presto. Pain starts going away within two hours but be warned you MUST finish the prescription for it to work. There are other medications but I have never heard of them working for anyone. This will work! If you have gout you know there is no pain like gout pain."

   
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PainHater (taken for 5 to 10 years) March 20, 2018

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I had gout attacks for years until the doc recommended a new drug called Febexostat (Uloric). Reduced my acid levels way down and haven't had a bout since I started taking it. Check it out, you'll find it works. I've had several Cellulitis attacks along the way. They're difficult to determine from Gout, but just as painful. The ONLY thing that work is Prednisone, which works like a miracle. I take 40 mg - several hours later - pain gone!"

   
10

Skystar (taken for less than 1 month) March 14, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was actually put on short term dose of 50mg prednisone for pneumonia a couple weeks ago. I have been battling a fibro flare up for a couple years now. Started taking Tramadol (reliva) and tramacet which worked well but not enough if I actually moved. I have had prednisone in the past 3 years ago for pneumonia but for whatever reason, it helped my fibro flare this time too. I'm actually in awe because it has been so long since I've felt this good. I've even cut back on my Effexor (originally prescribed for my GAD 10yrs ago), something I have had very little success doing in past. I'm hoping it stays this way for a long time. Amazed my dr didn't suggest a short term dose when everything else wasn't working. I'm allergic to gabapentin so I refuse to take lyrica. And Effexor is same family as Cymbalta so I refused that med as well."

DunThtB4 March 14, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "Almost all joints ache ing especially the knees"

   
4.0

Thick (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "After many tests, not knowing what is causing some loss of vision I was taking 80 mg for 6 days and now 60 mg. There has been no change in vision. However, now I have severe pain in my left arm pit as well as swelling on the side of my left breast. I can only hope this is a side effect of the drug and not cancer. I also experienced palpitations all day yesterday. I see my doctor this a.m. and hope he has an answer. Be real sure before you start this drug, I think it is doing more harm than good."

   
1.0

Mick (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2018

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For Allergic Reactions: "I had an allergic reaction when a vacuum cleaner that was not working right and it kicked back everything in the air. 5 hours later my throat was hurting it was itching and I was coughing. I was taking Benadryl the way the box said, this did not help.. however, my doctor prescribed prednisone 10 mg with directions of tapering off and it did help me immensely, with no side effects. I would recommend anybody with bad allergies see if you can get on Prednisone it does help."

   
10

dt (taken for less than 1 month) March 7, 2018

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "While on Prednisone I feel like my old self actually better. I started taking prednisone about 2 months of being diagnosed with UC (I also have IBS as well). It started with 40mg a day and would be reduced 10mg every two weeks. Well just after the first week I could tell a difference and by the second week I was symptom free of UC. I did start to get a bit more acne but solved that with an extra face and body wash in the shower for acne. Once I was symptom free of UC I became more confident and the IBS symptoms also went away. All of that was about a year ago and I am back on it again because my symptoms of UC are coming back and with my line of work I can't wait for Dr to be available to see me etc. etc. So for me this medication is a life saver while I know it is not a long term solution I definitely have a confidence that if I start to feel a flare or symptoms again I have it."

   
8.0

Mic March 4, 2018

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For Pharyngitis: "I was prescribed this for a persistent sore throat and cough. It has worked very well although I have had a rapid heartbeat since starting it. I'm hoping after my dose tappers off my side effect will diminish. Overall good drug."

   
8.0

NVshopper (taken for less than 1 month) February 28, 2018

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Deltasone (prednisone) for Inflammatory Conditions: "I had a spinal injury and went in with literal screaming pain, I couldn't even pass out. They have me a steroid shot and this med to take at home, which I did. (The ER made me go home even though I was still crying, but that's a different issue) what I mean to say is I've had other brands and this one, I can't even tell if they're working. My mom has the same brand for her fibromyalgia and it didn't work."

   
1.0

Mina (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Since that time, I have been in constant pain. I have pain in knees, hips, wrists, legs, low back, neck, jaw, hands and fingers. I also suffer from chronic sinusitis, which can usually be controlled by a nasal steroid, antibiotic nasal rinse, allergy medication. During this time, I have been prescribed prednisone to help with the sinus infection. These are the only two times I have had no pain in 15 years. I will be speaking to my Dr about prescribing me a low dose of prednisone. I am off the prednisone and back to pain and no energy again."

   
8.0

Connie (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2018

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "Prednisone has worked wonders for me I have been dealing with ulcerative colitis for over 20 years now. Dr starts me on 40 mg then taper 5 mg as directed by my dr. I feel like a new person when taking it, to bad it’s not a long term solution. Gives me the energy I need to function. It’s always disappointing when tapering down. It does usually get me out of a flare, so I’m hoping it works this time around. I take imuran 50 mg tabs 3 a day which hasn’t been keeping me flare free. Dr wants me to try entivio, which I’m very hesitant about trying. This disease is awful, and it’s awful what we have to put in our bodies just to feel normal."

   
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Jenn (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2018

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "I am 67 years old and have been on Prednisone in different forms for the last 8 months. After the initial 5 months the bleeding stopped so I was put on the 5mg. tabs starting at 10 a day and reducing by 1mg weekly. I am presently down to 2gm a day but have started bleeding again. My doctor also has me on a weekly dose of Methotrexate 10mg, I am wondering if anyone has tries this combination of drugs and if so was it successful?"

Jip (taken for 6 months to 1 year) February 22, 2018

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I am in the middle of my fourth gout attack in four years (ankle this time). The last two I have been able to skate through almost pain free by understanding the symptoms before it becomes a full blown attack and going on a prednisone offensive. I take 40mg 1st day then 30mg for 3 days then 20mg for 3 days then 10mg for 3 days. An absolute life saver. My first two attacks, I didn't know what was going on and literally went through hell before doc but me on prednisone (thank god he knew to do that). Now, I will not travel without at least 20mg just in case, until my doc can call in a prescription."

   
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sage123xxxxx February 17, 2018

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For Fibromyalgia: "After almost 2 months is over sleeping, nausea, pain in all and any random joints, chest, throat, jaw, ear, head aches and pains, vertigo, brain fog affected speech, heavy week limbs, and all the rest.....my first steroid tablet helped me within 30 minutes. It helped all day long. I have had a day off from my cumbersome symptoms with no side effects so far. Can't wait for tomorrow."

   
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Emmablah February 12, 2018

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Neck pain from a pinched nerve for a week and a half - naproxen and muscle relaxers hardly working took one dose today ( 5 day prescription ) feel 90% better within 5 hours !"

   
9.0

Thankyounopain February 10, 2018

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For Pharyngitis: "I got the flu. With this I had the sorest throat I've ever had in my life. I can't even describe the pain I was in! I thought if I had to go through this pain for one more minute I would absolutely go crazy! After one dose of the steroid I began to feel quite a bit of relief! After the second dose felt like I could live again! When the steroid wears off the pain comes back excruciatingly! So I know it's the steroids that work!"

   
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Kim in Colorado February 8, 2018

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I tried everything. I had kidney transplant so I can't take NSAIDs . Colchicine didn't work. Tylenol 3 gets me high and doesn't work. The gout was so bad it caused me to get an infection where the gout was. They had to operate on foot to get infection out. I already take 5mg prednisone every day. Whoever it was told me to take 50mg every day for 3 days. Then lower it by 10 mg. Every 2 days till I get down to my 5mg. Per day for my kidney. So the next time I got gout I would wait till I was in a full blown attack then start prednisone. I did not work. Like I said I don't get a little gout. So I suffered for about 3 weeks. The next time I started to get gout, I decided to take right when the pain started. I've learned thru time that I have to take it the moment it begins and I can take 50mg. Prednisone for 3 days and thats it. I don't need to step it down. For me this has been a miracle treatment. I get gout flareups usually around 1-2 times every couple of months. Suggest this to your Dr. Good luck."

   
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Cobralex (taken for 2 to 5 years) January 30, 2018

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