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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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Cluster Headaches 5 reviews 35 medications
   
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Atopic Dermatitis 1 reviews 233 medications
   
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Immunosuppression 3 reviews 59 medications
   
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Sinusitis 13 reviews 248 medications
   
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Allergic Reactions 27 reviews 187 medications
   
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Asthma 37 reviews 143 medications
   
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Fibromyalgia 27 reviews 20 medications
   
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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 61 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 391 reviews 7.4

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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?"

   
10

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."

   
2.0

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."

   
8.0

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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For Asthma: "I wish I could give this medication zero stars, and I am an RN. Prednisone has ruined my life. I was given prednisone for a severe viral lung infection (I have asthma) back in August 2016; I had a 104F fever for a week and lost almost 15 lbs. The doctor (with horrible bedside manner) had pressured me to take Prednisone (60 mg) in the office ...even-though I only came in for an I.V., due to severe dehydration. I was started on 60 mg (and was supposed to take 40 mg for the next 5 days). Little did I know that it can cause mania and psychosis (I have a history of depression). By the 2nd day I couldn't sleep (I kept talking, cleaning, and writing poetry) and had a manic episode, due to steroid psychosis (and I don't have a history of bipolar disorder). No one in my family knew what was wrong with me. I am WARNING any of you with a psychiatric history to avoid this medication and oral steroids at all costs. Due to taking Prednisone, I lost a full-year college scholarship (I'm studying laboratory science)... (due to being hospitalized) and my housing. I also lost a ton of hair, and it is super thin now. I had to be hospitalized 3 times in the span of the year due to this med causing suicidal depression after the manic episode. It is depressing that I lost so much money due to copay medical bills amounting to 5k, and I cannot sue the doctor/outpatient clinic for the lost money and time, and my housing (was asked to move out due to mania/steroid psychosis). I will never take another oral steroid (even if I am on the brink of dying and I'd rather die instead). Taking prednisone has resulted in so much embarrassment and humiliation for myself. I have no idea what's worse...the 104F fever and coughing, or taking this medication. Take this medication at your own risk. DON'T LET ANY DOCTOR/FACILITY PRESSURE YOU INTO TAKING PREDNISONE OR STEROIDS."

   
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Shakakaka333 (taken for less than 1 month) June 10, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "I was dealing with a huge flare up for two weeks. It didn't seemed to go away until they gave me prednisone. It worked like a miracle. After not been able to walk on my own for almost two weeks, I was up and running the next day after taking this medicine."

   
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Louiebeb (taken for less than 1 month) June 6, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "This medication saved my life. I'm 21 years old and suffered a SEVERE allergic reaction (Angioedema) from a medication. My lips swelled up three times their size and my eyes swelled shut and I couldn't see. I also couldn't breathe. I was rushed to the ER and the doctors gave me this medication, Prednisone, in the IV. All my swelling immediately went away and my breathing returned to normal. I was prescribed 10 mg of it for that next week and it kept my inflammation away and my allergic reaction under control. Make sure to follow the taper-off schedule that comes with it."

   
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Jonathan K (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017

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For Pharyngitis: "I have taken prednisone for other reasons than this razor/ glass feeling sore throat, fever and body aches and have hated it! I went to Urgent Care who told me I didn't have strep and this was viral. I asked if there was anything they could give me to help open me up because my nose was stuffy and my throat felt constricted, they said steam. Next day I was able to be squeezed in at my Dr.'s office he figures viral too but gave me prednisone, within a few hours I noticed the difference in my air flow down my windpipe and that says a lot cause I take oxygen for heart defect. For all the times I hated taking prednisone before because of side effects. I am happily taking it for the worst sore throat I have ever had in my life!"

   
9.0

Dani0608 May 29, 2017

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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!"

   
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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."

   
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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."

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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Ktttttttttttttttt May 13, 2017

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

   
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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"

   
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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."

   
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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 !!!!!"

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

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