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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
Cluster Headaches
9.2
   
8 reviews 35 medications
Gouty Arthritis
9.2
   
41 reviews 52 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
   
10 reviews 47 medications
Osteoarthritis
8.9
   
6 reviews 353 medications
Ankylosing Spondylitis
8.7
   
2 reviews 135 medications
Bursitis
8.7
   
6 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
   
33 reviews 348 medications
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura
8.0
   
2 reviews 88 medications
Immunosuppression
7.9
   
3 reviews 59 medications
Inflammatory Conditions
7.6
   
90 reviews 116 medications
Eczema
7.6
   
10 reviews 239 medications
Skin Rash
7.6
   
14 reviews 109 medications
Sinusitis
7.3
   
15 reviews 248 medications
Allergic Reactions
7.2
   
30 reviews 187 medications
Ulcerative Colitis
7.2
   
32 reviews 98 medications
Fibromyalgia
7.0
   
30 reviews 20 medications
Asthma
7.0
   
43 reviews 144 medications
Bullous Pemphigoid
7.0
   
3 reviews 76 medications
Pemphigus
7.0
   
1 review 89 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
Summary of Prednisone reviews 7.3 427 reviews

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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"

   
10

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."

   
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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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For Cluster Headaches: "In my third recurrance of cluster headaches over a 10 year period, they have become far more intense and frequent, over a month with no let up. As many as four per day. Started on 50mg for four days. Fifth day no prednisone and headaches were back. Now I'm back on prednisone (60mg for 5 days and reduce by 10mg until off) and it is so far keeping them at bay."

   
9.0

Roofingispainfulenough August 3, 2017

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "I was diagnosed with UC and had my first flare up in March and suffered greatly. Lialda, Budesonide, and Rowasa made everything worse for me and caused inflammation in my pancreas. I was hospitalized and put solely on prednisone and saw immediate relief of all symptoms. This steroid gave me my life back, albeit with unfortunate side-effects (acne, mood swings, depression). I started with just 30 mg and have tapered down to 5 mg and hope to be free of it in a week or two. I am thankful for prednisone and wish I would have been on it from the onset."

   
8.0

Kevin M July 31, 2017

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For Gouty Arthritis: "Excellent drug works within hours and is the only drug that works on my gout."

Gazz (taken for less than 1 month) July 30, 2017

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "All I can say wow the pain is gone within hours been down for 2 weeks in my back lower back MRI says I have a bulging disc and a slipped disc still can't believe how fast it works still have to go to the doctor see how they're going to fix it thanks prednisone"

Edward123 (taken for less than 1 month) July 27, 2017

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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!"

   
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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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