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
"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
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"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
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"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
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"I chose not to take any medicine for my lower back problem any longer than 1 day. My chiropractor operates their office as a drug free office and has been providing me physical therapy for about 3 months now. It's really working. I strongly suggest that if you haven't considered chiropractic therapy you should get evaluated. One of my best friends was taking Prednisone for several months and now she's been diagnosed with leukemia. Her health is going down hill. Many people don't realize the long term affect of using this medicine can far outweigh the problem. It can affect your liver, spleen, and can compromise your immune system, making you susceptible infections. My doctor says you should really only be prescribed no more that 2 week."
FT3308 July 17, 2016
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"Low back pain radiating down legs and shoulder pain. I have been in severe pain since injuring my back in 2007. I worked in construction and have injured my lower back several times. MRI revealed bulging disc from L1 to L5 and shoulder pain is from years of heavy work. I have been going to pain clinics since 2008 and although I take pain medication it does little to relieve the pain. My PCP prescribed Prednisone tablets for 20 days along with a shot to start with. Within three days my pain had decreased and within a week I was almost pain free. For the first time in years I spent a week without pain medicine. I took the last of the prednisone last week and the pain in my lower back and shoulder returned yesterday and by this morning I am using a walker again."
Darelmac (taken for less than 1 month) June 26, 2016
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"I had a choking/allergic reaction where my throat swelled as well as my vocal chords, it was scary but I'm glad it happened because I was living with a lot of pain that the Prednisone helped from a bike accident as well as other issues. I just took it for 5 days & I did take a 5 mg about 3 weeks later as a maintenance dose. As far as the anxiety goes my body adjusted to that after a couple days then it dissipated once I stopped taking it. I did gain 6 lbs & hit kept me awake first couple nights. The positive out weighs the side effects for me especially with a short term dosage"
Florida Al (taken for less than 1 month) May 29, 2016
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"I have epilepsy and it sent me into a grandmal seizure the first day I started taking it. Then I did not take it again and I had no more seizures. I was taking it for inflammation of the inner ear. It was my first time taking it an my last. It may help other people, but it made me have a seizure. I rarely have them so I know it was the prednisone. I do not advise epileptics to take this medicine. This is coming from personal experience. Stay safe."
Vasha118 May 16, 2016
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"I have terrible leg pain/neuropathy as I am pre-diabetic. I discovered accidentally that a low dose of prednisone erased the pain completely and gave my ability to walk back. My Dr was concerned about the long term side effects- 5 mg a day - so wanted me to try Celebrex instead. What a disaster. Terrible stomach and back pain . My inflammation and severe pain came back with a vegeance. Back on prednisone . For all the naysayers- this drug gave me my life back. I am dedicated to losing weight so the pre-diabetes issue goes away- and I can get off of Prednizone. This drug gave me my life back. Sounds like the high dosage given to patients on this site caused major unpleasant side effects - my low dosage did not result in any negative effects."
Kanne (taken for 6 months to 1 year) May 12, 2016
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"Manufactured by Qualitest Pharmaceuticals. This was a unit of use package for a five day use starting with a higher dosage and going down to one pill on the last day. Very poor instructions on how to remove the pills from the card. I ended up having to cut them out with a razor blade. I would rate Ease of Use at a 1."
rbelllebec April 25, 2016
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"I have Major Depressive Disorder and have been through a lot to get the right combination of anti-depressants to actual help me. I was put on Prednisone for systemic inflammation. The second day my mood just dropped. It felt like I had no anti-depressants in my system at all. It was awful. My PCP and therapist helped me through the worst part, but I don't think I will ever take Prednisone again. My taper was finished yesterday and today the pain is back. I rather deal with the physical pain than the depression. Nasty side effect. On the bright side; it did help with the inflammation and pain, even though it was temporary."
F33.2 April 19, 2016
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"I've been dealing with nagging neck and shoulder pain for almost 2 months now. Stemming from a hard fall on ice, resulting in a severe concussion, back sprain, and whiplash. Last week when I was trying to stretch my neck to relieve the nagging ache. Pulling my head to the right I heard a loud pop and a sudden release. And then, oh boy, not 30 seconds later, extreme pain. Unbearable pain. Referring down my arm to my middle fingers. Having had four herniated lumbar discs and two surgeries as a result, I immediately thought I'd herniated or torn a disc. As the painkillers, muscle relaxants, and physio did not help. My doctor put me on a 5 day steroid taper. I was skeptic. But it started working within 24 hours. This is literally saving my life."
IvyBean (taken for less than 1 month) February 26, 2016
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"Terrible pain in hip and shoulder, two hours after first 60 mg dose completely pain free. Everywhere in my body. Side effects started immediately, severe anxiety, dry mouth, could not sleep, paranoia. By day five severe rectal bleeding from being constipated. Doctor lowered the dose still had side effects. I stopped the meds pain is all back with a vengeance 24 hours after last dose. Side effects scary as hell"
Ffffffl (taken for less than 1 month) February 15, 2016
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"My mother has been on prednisone for almost four years for polumyalgia/rheumatica. We found out recently that the reason she was in such horrible back pain and could hardly walk was the extended use of prednisone. The MRI showed she had actual cracks in her spine. We are still in shock. This cannot be reversed. Even though people feel fine and really on top of the world the end result is devastating. So now we are dealing with even more pain not even associated with Polymyalgia. She will never recover from this. Everyone is different, but please look at the cons of the medicine before taking. Beware!"
Regretful February 13, 2016
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"For the first time in 2015 I was treated with Prednisone. Briefly, 20 year history of Lumbosacral pain, Herniated L5-S1 (no annular tear yet, about 3mm) bilaterally encroaching both traversing L5 nerve roots. Combined with bilateral foraminal Stenosis, Spinal Stenosis (Lumbar) acquired and Congenital, Facet Hypertrophy, entire spine, Pars L4/5-L5/S1, led to Isthmic Spondylolisthesis, G1, and an 8mm T2 Hyperintensity Synovial Cyst (yep) adjacent to the right Facet at L5 and encroaching the S1 nerve root. What led to Prednisone: botched radio frequency ablation, missed the Medial, nerve damage, doc freaked due to my pain he ruled out RA. 3 week taper got me through to nerve heal, no side effects, alternative? Massive Narcotics Drip, 3 Wk stay. I despise both."
Dean0314 January 27, 2016
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"I recently had a shoulder replacement left shoulder and the pain was radiating to my left side because I was using my right side more than my left I was giving muscle relaxers, taken aleve,etc.. and nothing worked. I started taking Prednison in just one day my pain and discomfort is gone thank goodness I had a pack that I didn't use and began reading about Prednisone that it helps with Inflammation took it and I'm feeling great and back to myself.. I know it's not good to take but it work for me ..."
Latinlady January 24, 2016
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"have had several ailments from various injuries. in a six year span took it 4 times. The dosage as high as twenty as low as four. 6 on day 1; five on day 2; four on day 3; three on day 4; two on day 5 and one on day six (all prescriptions were taken in same/ similar regimen). Each time the pain did seemingly go away. But, over the long run my health began to decline in other ways. I still have my original injuries to contend with, as they worsen yet I have encountered new friends that are not necessarily hereditary. My number one issue is no more prednisone. Without it for about 8 years now (the last time I was prescribed I didn't take) my health, not injuries is improving. I do still have my injuries but my injuries are not life threatening."
veno (taken for 5 to 10 years) January 22, 2016
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"On my second day of taking Predisone just woke up out of my sleep at 4:04am today tossing and turn. I smelled rubber burning, became really antsy.Went to the kitchen to check the stove. Still smell rubber burning. Within another few minutes my left arm felt tingly,burning and cold. My face felt weird so had to check in the bathroom mirror if I wasn't having an allergic reaction. I have an Epi Pen out and on stand by. I'm up now drinking lots of water and detox tea to flush my of this drug. Pill take instructions were take 6 pills on the 6th day,5 on the 5th day, 4 pills on the fourth day annd continue to day one. No thank you! Will not be continuing. Honestly a little scared to go back to sleep. I do not recommended this drug."
Don't Take Prednisone! 1/21/16 (taken for less than 1 month) January 21, 2016
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"My experience was awful!!!! I took this for an ear infection. I have suffered with anxiety in the past. Let me tell you after 2 days of taking this I was so anxious. I stopped taking it and the next day I had to go to the Dr to get ativan for my anxiety. It was awful like the worst anxiety ever. I am still having anxiety from this drug a week later. It's an awful drug. Don't take it!!!"
Air bear (taken for less than 1 month) January 19, 2016
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"Have been in severe pain for 3 weeks, after receiving physical therapy. Had spinal surgery in April and neurosurgeon ordered PT to strengthen back muscles. The PT was strenuous .. especially the way my left leg (formerly hip replacement surgery) was manipulated. Severe pain in the hip area. Doctor prescribed the 6-day Prednisone pack .. for inflammation .. but the severe pain still exists. I am running out of option. Scheduled for an MRI. Could be a tear in the muscle or torn ligament ."
Anonymous January 12, 2016
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"I sprained my lumbar spine ligaments on Tuesday night. Was barely able to walk, even after 2.5 days of taking prescribed muscle relaxer (Flexeril), Tramadol for pain, and Naproxen for inflammation. The pain got so unbearable today that I went back to Urgent Care and begged for something else. I was given a pack of prednisone. Took 2 pills immediately, then one after lunch...here it is only 4 hours later and I am already up and moving around! This medication is incredible for this condition. I only wish I had known about it all the other times I sprained by back and suffered for 1-2 weeks in agony!"
Cherylockholmes (taken for less than 1 month) December 12, 2015
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"Undiagnosed neck pain also under left shoulder blade and pain that shoots down left arm. Ongoing since June, this is middle of November. Seems to have taken some of the swelling down and the pain is less noticeable, but still have the spasms in my back and down arm (very painful. I am on day 5 of a 6 day treatment. -Side effects have been pretty bad for me, I feel very week and fatigued, extremely nauseous, dizzy, no appetite, cold sweats,I feel like I have a bad flu. I'm so dizzy I can't drive. Hope this is worth it and the pain goes away a bit more."
Anonymous November 15, 2015
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"I have tried numerous medicines and natural alternatives for inflammation related to Lymes Disease. Have had a variety of ailments since 2009 including neck/back pain, rashes, hives, fatigue and muscle weakness to name a few. Prednisone has been the only drug that has significantly improved these symptoms. I take it when I am experiencing the " Herx" reactions of Lyme. Works very well for this!"
PZ November 12, 2015
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"Like others, I suffered for over a year with dibillitating neck pain. I tried everything...injections, acupuncture, manipulation, acupressure, traction, heat, cold, pain relievers, etc. Not until I was at the brink of surgery did a new doctor ask me if I had tried Prednisone. Finally, relief! Doing my second round now."
SueCeeNH (taken for less than 1 month) November 10, 2015
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"I have stenosis of the spine at the L4, which has caused pain, leg weakness and other problems. In addition I developed what seemed to be bursitis of the right hip. I took 12 days of Prenisone recently, starting with 4 days of 2 tablets, 4 of 1 tablet, and 4 of 1/2 tablet; the results astonished me. During the first few days I felt like I was 60 years younger! This was my fist experience with the drug, and I am well aware of its dangers. But it did mostly eliminate my pain, even now, a couple of weeks after ending my course of treatment. I'd say I am 90% better after doing this round of Prednisone."
OldCowgirl (taken for less than 1 month) October 16, 2015
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