User Reviews for Prednisone
Also known as: Deltasone, Liquid Pred, Meticorten, Orasone, Prednicen-M, Prednicot, Rayos, Sterapred, Sterapred DS
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Reviews for Prednisone to treat 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?"
The Ivanator (taken for less than 1 month) September 19, 2017
0 users found this comment helpful.
"I have degenerative disk disease and suffer from acute lower and middle back pain. It is almost always at a pain level 6 and can spike to a pain level of 7 or 8 and rarely goes down to a 4 with pain meds. I recently suffered an attack of Bells palsy so the doctor prescribed prednisone for 10 days at 60mg for 3 days, 40mg for 3 days, 20mg for 2 days and 10mg for 2 days. Although the treatment had nothing to do with my DDD I have discovered that it is actually helping and I have used less of my pain medication, of which I normally take 50 mg of tramadol 4x a day, but while on the prednisone I was able to cut to 2x a day. I was greatly surprised and may mention this to my regular doctor. I wonder if the shots would work as well?"
navywriter (taken for less than 1 month) September 15, 2017
6 users found this comment helpful.
"I saw the ENT for Sudden Sensorineural Idiopathic Hearing Loss .The ENT prescribed standard treatment is a tapered dose of prednisone 60mg / day for 14 days, then 40 mg / day for 3 days then 20 mg / day for 3 days then stop. Doctor told me "you might put on weight". My side effects were: heart palpitations, bulging eyes, extremely sensitive hearing, exhaustion, weird muscle pains, and 2 nights sleep in 23 days. I actually lost weight because I figured out I could not have ANY sugar or high carbs with this stuff or side effects were worse. It was a nightmare. Even 2 weeks after stopping I wonder when I'll be normal again and still don't have my hearing back. It is out of your system in a few days, but your adrenal glands take much longer than that to reset. Think twice before taking this stuff!"
JDS warning you September 4, 2017
8 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Walnutt (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017
1 users found this comment helpful.
"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
19 users found this comment helpful.
"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
4 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Jonathan K (taken for less than 1 month) May 30, 2017
16 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Rob_L'ster (taken for less than 1 month) May 21, 2017
48 users found this comment helpful.
"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"
Dodgeram200 May 16, 2017
19 users found this comment helpful.
"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."
Talkinmomma May 8, 2017
17 users found this comment helpful.
"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!"
Chronic blown disc (taken for less than 1 month) April 27, 2017
10 users found this comment helpful.
"I had a throbbing pain In my right arm for a day and a half after I started taking this. Very uncomfortable!"
Beaconinuse April 25, 2017
11 users found this comment helpful.
"I had remaining tooth pain after dental surgery to extract a bad tooth and put in the implant. The tooth pain was in the tooth next to the one that was extracted. I could not bite down on that tooth even 6 weeks after the dental surgery!! Ibuprofen did not touch the pain. Then the doctor gave me a Prednisone pack. Two thirds through the first day the pain was mostly gone. The next morning I could chew normally again. No pain after that."
Tooth pain from dental surgery (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2017
22 users found this comment helpful.
"If you can't handle anymore ibuprofen for swelling I highly recommend prednisone. My glands in my jaw swelled up and the only thing that helped it was prednisone. Yes you're always hungry on it and can get an upset stomach. You can get very irritable on it. Yes you do gain weight but some side effects can be reduced if you take the same amount of the medicine throughout the day and not all at once."
Nuitdelamort (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2017
19 users found this comment helpful.
"I suffered with sciatic nerve pain for two weeks. It hurt to sit or lay down. The doctor ordered muscle relaxers, which made me very drowsy and I slept 14 hours at a time. I was starting to consider surgery when my primary doctor became unavailable, his replacement immediately ordered Prednisone. By the end of the first day, the pain started to subside. By the end of the third day, it was completely gone. I continued to take the meds as prescribed until finished. I would recommend this product to anyone. My blood pressure was elevated, due to the pain, and I believe Prednisone saved my life."
Ms Loretta (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2017
64 users found this comment helpful.
"I had experienced sore wrists, neck ache and groin pain on and off for 6 months, then overnight I became almost totally disabled. Neck pain so bad it hurt to turn my head, shoulder pain I couldn't lift my arms, wrist pain and couldn't take the top of the jam and groin pain I could hardly walk. Inflammatory markers initially normal and rheumatologist didn't even mention PMR. It was only after speaking to an Osteopath who suggested it could be Polymyalgia rheumatica (PMR). I requested another blood test and my inflammatory markers were raised significantly. My dr. agreed we should try Prednisone After just a few days on 15mg/day, the acute pain had gone and I was able to at least dress myself."
Chrissie55 February 25, 2017
44 users found this comment helpful.
"I could barely walk and bending was impossible. I started with prednisone 40 mg. for 4 days then tapered off. In 2 days I felt like a new person!! All pain gone. Personally I'd take it everyday if not for the possible side effects. I call it a miracle drug."
Angebattles February 10, 2017
55 users found this comment helpful.
"My experience was okay, I took 10 mg prednisone for about two weeks when I started taking isotretinoin for my severe acne. It reduced my inflammation very well, but caused uncomfortable bloating and very mild muscle soreness. It also caused me to have significant mood swings from having a lot of energy and excitement to being very depressed and having suicidal thoughts, and in some cases it made me a tad bit aggressive. So, it did the job well but the mental effects were kinda unenjoyable in my opinion. Personally, I won't say the drug is bad but I do highly advise you to take caution and monitor the mental health of whoever is taking the medicine."
Just your everyday person (taken for less than 1 month) February 1, 2017
29 users found this comment helpful.
"for my Polymyalgia rheumaticaI I was taking four ibuprofen 3 times per day which provided only some relief from the joint and muscle pain. I had severe pain in my wrists, and pain and stiffness in my shoulders, back, and legs. I started on 25mg/day and most of my symptoms disappeared. I have been tapering for six months now and am down to 8mg/day. Some symptoms have returned but at a very manageable level. I have experienced some weight gain, maybe 5-7 pounds. At times I feel a bit of anxiety and possibly a little depression that may be related to the prednisone. No other side effects at this point."
Pmr sufferer (taken for 6 months to 1 year) January 31, 2017
28 users found this comment helpful.
"Started with 48mg a day the fever start dropping down but still had chills after a week the pain was gone but I started being deaf on one ear, depressed, had tremors inside of me, sleepless nights, salty metallic taste in my mouth so I had to reduce the dose to 10-15mg a day for 2.5 month, the pain is back, the neck is stiff it seams like someone twisting my arms and shoulders ,have my legs swollen from night to morning,t errible stomach pain. I need to get off it. The only drug that might help is actemra, now waiting for insurance approval if don't get it will go on cannabis hopefully the law will get through by the end of Jan 2017 in NY. Suffer from terrible pain in my neck and both shoulders"
Polymayalgia Rheumatica January 15, 2017
17 users found this comment helpful.
"It started as a muscle pain, much like fibro, but it hurt three times worse. It started in my shoulders, then my neck, then my arms and legs and then my back and hips. My dr did blood tests and my inflammatory markers were all above the normal ranges. This pain became excruciating.. Unbearable until I woke one morning and could not raise my head off my pillow.. I had to literally roll out of my bed onto the floor . I tried every pain pill from Lyrica to opioids..nothing touched the pain..it was debilitating. I searched thru my med books . Finally I went to my Dr and told him ..Ithink I have polymyalgia rheumatica..I had every single symptom in the book!! And the tests also were conclusive.. So, after2 days..pain was gone"
annieb47 November 15, 2016
43 users found this comment helpful.
"My girlfriend just finished prednisone for hand inflammation. Today she woke to severe body aches. Tears in her eyes. We tried benedryl but little help. I gave her coconut water we got from Whole Foods last week. She had immediate relief. Not sure if it was the water. She is still having the pains in her joints, especially knees, and muscles. Then pain is worse after she stands. So many posts here about the problem. I hope this post offers someone else a chance at a possible solution. The coconut water has 30o mg of potassium. It also has calcium, sodium,and magnesium."
Philndawn August 21, 2016
61 users found this comment helpful.
JOYROY (taken for 6 months to 1 year) August 19, 2016
3 users found this comment helpful.
"Started on prednisone about 15 years ago along with 500mg of naproxen 2x daily to control RA. My dr started weening me off the prednisone a year ago when I had a heart attack and was taken off all nsaids. I was down to 2mg a day when I was hospitalized with gall bladder surgery. With no help for pain the RA is flared up and I am back on prednisone. A good med."
Revjoh (taken for 10 years or more) August 16, 2016
20 users found this comment helpful.
"I have been taking prednisone for a rare condition, Tolosa-Hunt Syndrome. When I was diagnosed, I had severe double vision (Both eyes were affected.). I also had fatigue and dizziness. And, did I mention the headaches. I have been on prednisone for 2.3 years. I have gotten down to 5 mg/0 mg on alternating days only to relapse both times. With the right diet and exercise program, most of the physical side affects of the prednisone, if it is low dose, can be eliminated. In the last year, I have dropped 32lbs, and look damn good for a 42 year old woman. The downside is that I have not been able to get off of the meds. The upside is that it helps me live a normal life. I can't live with horrible headaches and double vision."
Mamoumudbug August 3, 2016
34 users found this comment helpful.
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