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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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7.6/10 Average Rating
101 Ratings with 97 User Reviews

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"Temporal arteritis Giant cell arteritis Side effects daunting"

Sis (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 7, 2018

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"I was originally prescribed Prednisone back in February 2016 to treat a very rare and serious case of Eosinophilic Pneumonia (EP). I had been coughing up large volumes of phlegm, my nose would not stop running and my ears had been plugged for months. At 60mg/day as a starting dose, I had a fair amount of side effects (water retention, thirst, swelling knees, blurred vision, night sweats and overeating). It also WORKED!! It took almost two years to completely taper off Prednisone. While at 25mg/Day I would have NO side effects but all my other symptoms would disappear: no joint pains, no rhinitis, no vitiligo, no UC, and best of all, no EP. My only problem has been trying to find a doctor that is willing to prescribe it for life. After 6 mths off, my symptoms have all returned to some degree. My EP is being kept in check with a small satchel full of inhalers. Half of which include steroids and none of which are really working. I am hoping my new doc will side with me and allow me to stay on it until I am old."

   
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Chris M Calgary (taken for 2 to 5 years) April 4, 2018

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"I was diagnosed as having an Interstitial lung disease (ILD), or lung infection from unknown cause. I was taking an anti-fungal drug for a hand and fingernail infection at this time. I was given a 20mg dose daily of prednisone. When I was told my lungs were clear I was also told I would continue same dose for three more months. Side effects from the prednisone : diabetes, swelling of legs and feet, fungal infection of hands has flared up with blisters on palms and cannot do hard hand work, blurred vision requiring glasses, impaired balance. Am going to request tapering off now. Do any of the side effects reverse after discontinuing use of prednisone?"

Nicholas (taken for 1 to 6 months) April 2, 2018

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"I stood up one day and had shooting pain in side and hip. Thought I pulled a muscle but by the next day I could barely walk and get out of bed. Went to doctor and told it was a pinched nerve in lower back. Doctor put me on 21 day prednisone tapering plan and oxycodone. Took three 20mg prednisone for 7 days. Then moved to two 20 mg for 7 days and will end with one 20mg for last 7 days. On day 10. Started to feel better in a few days after taking. Still have pain and discomfort but prednisone is helping. Now I can bend a little, walk slowly and turn better in bed. Medicine is working wonders and I still have 11 days left so I hope I'm completely better by then. Only downside is that I've already gained 7 pounds so far."

   
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DeeG (taken for less than 1 month) March 31, 2018

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"After many tests, not knowing what is causing some loss of vision I was taking 80 mg for 6 days and now 60 mg. There has been no change in vision. However, now I have severe pain in my left arm pit as well as swelling on the side of my left breast. I can only hope this is a side effect of the drug and not cancer. I also experienced palpitations all day yesterday. I see my doctor this a.m. and hope he has an answer. Be real sure before you start this drug, I think it is doing more harm than good."

   
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Mick (taken for less than 1 month) March 9, 2018

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Deltasone (prednisone): "I had a spinal injury and went in with literal screaming pain, I couldn't even pass out. They have me a steroid shot and this med to take at home, which I did. (The ER made me go home even though I was still crying, but that's a different issue) what I mean to say is I've had other brands and this one, I can't even tell if they're working. My mom has the same brand for her fibromyalgia and it didn't work."

   
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Mina (taken for less than 1 month) February 27, 2018

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"Neck pain from a pinched nerve for a week and a half - naproxen and muscle relaxers hardly working took one dose today ( 5 day prescription ) feel 90% better within 5 hours !"

   
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Thankyounopain February 10, 2018

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"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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"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?"

   
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navywriter (taken for less than 1 month) September 15, 2017

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"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

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"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."

   
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Walnutt (taken for less than 1 month) August 20, 2017

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"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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"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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"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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"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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"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"

   
9.0

Dodgeram200 May 16, 2017

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"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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"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!"

   
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Chronic blown disc (taken for less than 1 month) April 27, 2017

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"I had a throbbing pain In my right arm for a day and a half after I started taking this. Very uncomfortable!"

   
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Beaconinuse April 25, 2017

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"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."

   
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Tooth pain from dental surgery (taken for less than 1 month) March 23, 2017

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"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."

   
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Nuitdelamort (taken for less than 1 month) March 21, 2017

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"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."

   
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Ms Loretta (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2017

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"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."

   
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Chrissie55 February 25, 2017

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"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."

   
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Angebattles February 10, 2017

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"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."

   
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Just your everyday person (taken for less than 1 month) February 1, 2017

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