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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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7.1/10 Average Rating
37 Ratings with 35 User Reviews

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Reviews for Prednisone to treat Fibromyalgia

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"Helped take my pain away in 3 Days!"

   
10

Len Kubinsky April 23, 2018

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"I was actually put on short term dose of 50mg prednisone for pneumonia a couple weeks ago. I have been battling a fibro flare up for a couple years now. Started taking Tramadol (reliva) and tramacet which worked well but not enough if I actually moved. I have had prednisone in the past 3 years ago for pneumonia but for whatever reason, it helped my fibro flare this time too. I'm actually in awe because it has been so long since I've felt this good. I've even cut back on my Effexor (originally prescribed for my GAD 10yrs ago), something I have had very little success doing in past. I'm hoping it stays this way for a long time. Amazed my dr didn't suggest a short term dose when everything else wasn't working. I'm allergic to gabapentin so I refuse to take lyrica. And Effexor is same family as Cymbalta so I refused that med as well."

DunThtB4 March 14, 2018

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"Almost all joints ache ing especially the knees"

   
4.0

Thick (taken for 1 to 6 months) March 13, 2018

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"I was diagnosed with fibromyalgia about 15 years ago. Since that time, I have been in constant pain. I have pain in knees, hips, wrists, legs, low back, neck, jaw, hands and fingers. I also suffer from chronic sinusitis, which can usually be controlled by a nasal steroid, antibiotic nasal rinse, allergy medication. During this time, I have been prescribed prednisone to help with the sinus infection. These are the only two times I have had no pain in 15 years. I will be speaking to my Dr about prescribing me a low dose of prednisone. I am off the prednisone and back to pain and no energy again."

   
8.0

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

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"After almost 2 months is over sleeping, nausea, pain in all and any random joints, chest, throat, jaw, ear, head aches and pains, vertigo, brain fog affected speech, heavy week limbs, and all the rest.....my first steroid tablet helped me within 30 minutes. It helped all day long. I have had a day off from my cumbersome symptoms with no side effects so far. Can't wait for tomorrow."

   
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Emmablah February 12, 2018

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"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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"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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"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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"I'm on Prednisone for a deep sinus infection and fluid behind my ears. But!!!! It is also truly helping a huge flare up in my legs from fibromyalgia !!!!!"

   
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Deb19871999 (taken for less than 1 month) May 6, 2017

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"I have had fibromyalgia for about 8 years also develop osteoarthritis in my feet hands neck and back. Just weaning myself out of Prednisone and my pains are returning. Have decided today I will stay on prednisone and keep the dose at ten mg. Quality of life is more important to me. Just to be able to move without stiffness is a relief! I am careful what I eat, very low sugar intake and moderate exercise has helped keep my body weight normal. (Besides other inflammatory drugs are known to contribute to heart attacks). I know someone who have been on cortisone for many years and she is not overweight and has not got osteoporosis. she manages her doses her self carefully she is now 80 years old. if she can do it I can do it too"

   
8.0

mormorfarmor (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 30, 2017

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"I just started taking this medicine last Tuesday. If I would have known the bad possible side effects of this I would have never taken it. It was given to me for pain and stiffness I was getting in my joints, hips, back etc. I’m 26. The doctor said maybe they were inflamed from possibly having fibromyalgia and basically told me to try this medicine out to see if it would help and then we would go from there. Well fast forward to a week later.. I took two in the morning 3 days ago and about 30 minutes after I started having a crazy physcotic episode. Heart pounding, heat flashes, severe sweating, shaking, crawling out of my skin feeling, and was pacing on the floor hysterically crying. Ended up in the ER where they did absolutely nothing"

   
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Missy6390 (taken for less than 1 month) April 14, 2017

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"I had a severe upper respiratory infection that wasn't going away so the doctor prescribed 7 days of 1 mg prednisone and a dose of 7 days two times a day of a antibiotics don't remember the brand name. I have Fibromyalgia and numerous bulging disks going all the way down my spine. By day 4 I felt fantastic... Normal It was a real downer to go back to norm."

   
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JesFan (taken for less than 1 month) January 18, 2017

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"Steroids whether injected or oral caused my fibromyalgia to be more painful. I experienced horrible pain from my hips down to my legs for 2+ days after having prednisone oral or IM/subarachnoid steroids."

   
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Kpc75 December 4, 2016

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"Every time I take it I feel like the me before Fibro. I was doagnosed 3 years ago. I have had prednisone maybe 5 times now but only for a few week my primary doctor wont give it to me long term to may risks. So in Dec. When I see my RA dr I am asking for it long term. The benifits out weight the benefits. I have three kids and a "possible" early death and bad side effect are minor compared to my kids not having a full functioning mommy now. They are to little for me to be bed ridden or a having these horrible flares and missing their T ball games. I want them to have good memories of me not memories of me being sick."

   
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Nitsirk85 August 30, 2016

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"I have stiffness in lower back, pain in neck area, hips for many years but the pain is tolerable. I also get periodic muscle stabs of pain followed by a twitch like when you fall asleep. From time to time the pain would get bad and I would need to take pain medications. Narcotics never worked but Toradol would work good BUT when I had a allergic reaction to the Toradol with hives and itching and went to the ER they gave me prednisone. Within two days of taking the prednisone I had SO MUCH energy and was pain FREE. I felt like I was 20 years old again. I had ambition to get things done. I felt SO good. I felt like I discovered the fountain of youth. Don't know if it is coincidence but I never had the pain until I contracted HSV."

   
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Rainna (taken for less than 1 month) August 29, 2016

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"I was diagnosed with PMR in early 2012 after an overnight onset in late 2011. I had back surgery in Dec 2011 and thought that had been my problem when I woke up pain free. Unfortunately it took only 3 days for the steroids in the meds at surgery to wear off and the pain returned with a vengeance. I was diagnosed with the PMR and given 20 mg daily of prednisone and started to immediately taper off. After 4 years and transfer to Mayo clinic I still am fighting to stay off the prednisone. After a week I begin to have hand pain, 10 days begins the arm muscle pain, 14 days and the stiff neck shoulder pain. At 4 weeks all muscles and joints ache but no one has diagnosed it as fibromyalgia. Small relief fro 800 mg advil daily. is this fibromya"

   
9.0

Katwise August 1, 2016

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"I have a hip injury. I was given a high dose of hip cortisone injection. The next day I was pain free through out my body! I forgot what it felt like to be human. The systemic symptoms slowly returned after about 3-4 wks. I saw a RA doc who R/O RA. Now am waiting to see fibromyalgia doctor but I am hoping to get a mediation I can take permenateoy to get this same relief. Been dealing with this horrible pain since Jan 2016. Which a great deal stress had been thrown on me. Help!!"

   
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Alc2018 July 20, 2016

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"Incredible change 1st day after taking. More energy, less pain. Could barely get uo or down stairs before...now no problems."

   
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fromkamloops (taken for less than 1 month) May 23, 2016

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"I have been given prednisone for a bout of poison ivy and another time for bronchitis. Each I am unable to sleep, concentrate, and have insane pain in my legs. I hate this stuff. Makes me feel like I'm flaring. So much joint pain. But my sick gets better so I suck it up."

Hate it (taken for less than 1 month) April 30, 2016

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"Today is day 6 and my last day (1 tablet) of prednisone. It is a miracle I guess. I have absolutely no pain and before this administration of these drugs, I wondered whether life was worth the pain. Back to the doctor to get results for 2nd round of blood tests but fibromyalgia certainly looks to be the culprit. Wonder how long this great pain relief will last?"

   
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Lynda C April 25, 2016

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"I have just taken prednisalone for the first time for a moderate exacerbation of asthma. For the first time in 28 years I was pain free. I kept telling my husband that despite how sick I was with pneumonia I felt so relaxed and I realised I had no pain. Now I know how normal people feel I could cry. You can't take it forever due to the effects on your body but gosh I sure wish they could work on something that worked the same without the side effects.meanwhile I am trying to readjust to pain again and feeling heartbroken that I have to live with fibromyalgia."

   
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Liverpoollass (taken for less than 1 month) April 19, 2016

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"Made me gain 140lbs over 6 years, no one told me about how steroids affect your sugar and insulin. I'm now diabetic. If you use this medicine I would strongly recommend talking to doctor about a carb free sugar free diet to avoid weight gain and diabetes. Did not help with pain at all. Helped me regain control of severe asthma for that I'm grateful."

   
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Alicealwaysfalls (taken for 5 to 10 years) April 15, 2016

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"Put on Solumedrol IV and then take home Prednisone, 60 mg, weaned down to 20 now. Reason for taking was not my Fibro, but Acute Respiratory Failure with Hypoxy, Sepsis, Bilateral Pneumonia, exacerbation of COPD, abnormal CT lungs. This is the WORST medication. I am even more depressed, anxious, hyped up, insomnia worse, no appetite, anxiety attacks, nightmare with terrors, upset stomach, indigestion worse than normal Achalsia and GERD, post op Myotomy, Nissen Fundo. I feel like dying! I still have some pain, even if all pain from severe DDD,FIBRO, CMPS, could not tolerate this med Feel like I am dying. Any suggestions on how to cope? My future will hold many rounds of med with repeated pneumonias,COPD"

   
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Katharine B. P. January 17, 2016

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"Been fighting fibromyalgia since 1990. EVERYTIME I take prednisone for either asthma, bronchitis or pneumonia I find I am pain free!! Its awesome!! I have no negative side effects. Advisable to take long term to remain pain free?? What do the experts say??"

   
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achy in nh (taken for less than 1 month) October 12, 2015

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"I was given prednisone for 7 yrs, I was told to get off or die. It took me 1 full yr to get off of them as we has to do it mg by mg each month. I got completely off for last 2 months, I cried every day, could hardly walk, started using a cane and wheel chair when I did get up the strength to go out. Two days ago I said SCREW this! I started on just 5mg, today I'm up and walking, no cane, I walked freely!!!! So I die earlier,? At least I'm going out able to hang out with family for as long as I can ! I've told them all my decision, they don't like , but they have their mom back, and can see how much better I am compared to 3 days ago. Yes u can gain weight, I've gained a lot in those 7 yrs,60 pounds. I'm gonna fix that!"

   
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Laural12309 August 27, 2015

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