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User Reviews for Prednisone (Page 2)

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

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Psoriasis
9.3
   
2 reviews 299 medications
Gouty Arthritis
9.3
   
47 reviews 52 medications
Cluster Headaches
9.2
   
9 reviews 35 medications
Conjunctivitis, Allergic
9.0
   
1 review 55 medications
Leukemia
9.0
   
2 reviews 46 medications
Lichen Planus
9.0
   
4 reviews 56 medications
Lichen Sclerosus
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
Mixed Connective Tissue Disease
8.7
   
3 reviews 8 medications
Atopic Dermatitis
8.5
   
1 review 235 medications
COPD
8.5
   
6 reviews 39 medications
Rheumatoid Arthritis
8.2
   
34 reviews 348 medications
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
8.0
   
2 reviews 89 medications
Immunosuppression
7.9
   
3 reviews 59 medications
Eczema
7.6
   
10 reviews 240 medications
Skin Rash
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
Fibromyalgia
7.1
   
34 reviews 20 medications
Asthma
7.1
   
45 reviews 144 medications
Bullous Pemphigoid
7.0
   
3 reviews 76 medications
Pemphigus
7.0
   
1 review 89 medications
Sinusitis
6.9
   
17 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
Not Listed / Other
7.5
   
5 reviews
Summary of Prednisone reviews 7.7 461 reviews

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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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For Gouty Arthritis: "Male, 67yrs. Crawled into emergency dep't after a horrific 11 day gout attack. Begged Emerg MD to renew an old script I had just finished for Oxycocet (toothache) and he says :"Does no good to just mask the pain..."!!! I look at him like he's a grade A simpleton. Prescribes me Prednisone saying it's blah, blah, blah second gen drug. Checked Wikipedia and told myself no way I'm taking a drug with side effects far worse than the disease and no mention in indications about gout treatment anyway. 4 days later, I caved and sent son to pharmacy...one Prednisone 50mg pill with a 400 mg ibuprofin gel cap and within 4 hours I was standing crutch-less on both feet making lasagna."

   
10

Philthyman January 26, 2018

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For Asthma: "I was prescribed this after diagnosis with bronchitis and sinusitis from cold/flu, and I have cough-variant asthma for which I use an inhaler every couple of weeks. Felt like a 10-ton weight was lifted off my chest and could breathe again, within 2 hours of taking the first dose. 2 days of 40mg, 2 days of 20mg, now done. I have lifetime, treatment-resistant anxiety and depression, and after an initial weird feeling like I had taken speed or something, I felt calm and happy, no drug has ever been that effective. Obviously not why I was prescribed it so after four days of relief I'm back to my depressed, anxious self. But I can breathe now."

   
10

Raj1234 January 24, 2018

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For Bursitis: "As a nurse, I can tell you that oral cortisone should be taken early in the day (and with food, of course) to avoid it interfering with normal sleep patterns. I would suggest taking it with breakfast. And as you probably know, it is not advisable to take cortisone for longer than two weeks (on a tapering dose) in order to avoid side effects."

elizannj (taken for less than 1 month) January 23, 2018

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For Sinusitis: "I have allergies and get 1-2 sinus infections a year that last for about 6 weeks if untreated. After back to back infections my doctor prescribed prednisone with a six day taper off and a z pack. I noticed immediate relief after just a few hours. The pressure and tightness in my sinuses was gone and all the infected mucus started coming out. I was better within a few days.I haven’t had any reactions actually it has had a relaxing effect."

   
9.0

Riotsquad (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2018

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For Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura: "Prednisone works for awhile after long term use your body becomes immune to the drug, not to mention side effects include weight gain and brittle bones! Try to get off prednisone if you can!"

   
6.0

Anonymous January 5, 2018

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For Asthma: "I’m currently taking 20 mg twice a day. I’ve not had any negative side effects, and I’ve been on prednisone several times over the past year. My “complaint “ is that I just don’t feel like it does anything to help me breathe better. It doesn’t seem to work on me."

   
3.0

Jbird72 January 5, 2018

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For Skin Rash: "I was on prednisone for 3 days when the rash appeared. It was red burning itching like be lit on fire I read that using lavender essential oils ( can be mixed with almond or coconut carrier oils) can work wonders and I had some on hand. I got a cotton ball and started rubbing on my legs and arms It was like a miracle ! It can be bought at Walmart in the vitamin isle for 5-7 dollars also the carrier oils too."

   
8.0

Anonymous December 14, 2017

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For Sinusitis: "Using a drug to treat a symptom does not cure the issue."

   
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Gibby102 December 9, 2017

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For Allergic Reactions: "I just returned from A n E after beginning to experience anaplaxis shock for allergy to nuts. I had mistakenly eaten pecan nuts in a biscuit. I had twice in life had the shock and felt this comjng on. Strangely it didn't progress to a full reaction but symptoms I was getting was strange taste, a bit of swelling in mouth and hands and feet. Underneath my skin was feeling increasingly itchy but its blood running under skin. Dr at A&E gave me about 10 tablets of this prednisone. I had never been given or suggested before and he said this can take few hours but in 5mins my symptoms had gone. It is na amazing drug but he said most GPS wouldn't prescribe it to me. I now carry 2 for an emergency. It is an amazing drug my body had quick reaction to it..recommended"

   
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Sunsetkalondon (taken for less than 1 month) December 8, 2017

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "Very effective! But I turn into the devil, hungry, sleepless nights, joint pain and blurry vision."

   
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GI blues November 26, 2017

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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."

   
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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."

   
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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 !"

   
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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."

   
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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)"

   
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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?"

   
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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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