113 patient evaluations for Prednisone

slowrambler
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slowrambler
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: severe
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Sep 7, 2012 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I only take this med as an oral taper after receiving IV solu-medrol. I don't always ask for a taper following IV treatment.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Digestive disturbances

Feb 9, 2009 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Use only what you need to bring you down from the massive steroid amount received from your infusion. I've found that the quicker I can rid myself of all of the steroids, including the oral taper, the quicker I am on to recovery from the exacerbation.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: Digestive disturbances

Sep 7, 2008 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I feel that this medication is good to have available when tapering off of steroids following a regimen of IV solu-medrol. However I find personally that the sooner I can COMPLETELY rid myself of all steroids, the quicker I recover, & the better off I am overall. I like to have the oral Prednisone taper available following infusion as a "safety net" if I need it. Most often I use it for 2 to 3 days. Then I discontinue using it when I feel that my body's no longer craving the high dose of steroid that solu-medrol provides. I have no doubt that using an oral Prednisone taper is highly subjective & individually exclusive in terms of effectiveness to each patient.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Digestive disturbances

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Stefie/MS
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Stefie/MS
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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May 15, 2009 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick with it it helps!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Roid rage effects (steroids), Makes me very edgy, Weight gain, Dry mouth (xerostomia), Acne breakout

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MSmary
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MSmary
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Mar 5, 2009 (Started Feb 27, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 10 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: Normally when I get put on a prednisone taper- I feel like super woman- I have more energy than one person can contain (Last time I literally tore my closet down TWICE). This time I did not have that super burst of energy (I sure could have used it)- I was exactly the opposite, I was very lethargic and slept almost 2 full days only getting up to use the restroom and eat (thats the other down side to prednisone, you are hungrier than you have ever been in your entire life- or thats how I feel- I just cant get enough to eat)
Side effects: Weight gain, Increased appetite

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blulay
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blulay
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 47
Condition: Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
I am: vg
I have:
Systemic Lupus Erythematosus

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Dec 5, 1999 (Started Feb 05, 1997)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I used predisone b/c I was positive for anti heart block. I used it for my last 2 pregnancies. My children were both born healthy. It deteriorated my bone density but was worth it.

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The-Gig
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The-Gig
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Pain: All
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: All
Stickman: all
Description:M56y
FM:17y Dx
I am: vb
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 16, 2010 (Started Jun 30, 2000)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Asthma: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Due to bariatric bypass weight loss surgery on Dec 22, 2010, I am no longer allowed to use this medication except in extreme emergency as it is likely to cause ulcers in my new stomach.

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N3TH0
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N3TH0
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 34y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 2y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Apr 21, 2012 (Started Nov 25, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Focal glomerulosclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily

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Tim049265
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Tim049265
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 48
Condition: AIDS 4 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
AIDS

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Jun 16, 2012 (Started Jun 06, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg/5 mL Daily
Advice & Tips: was taking for staff infection
Cost: $50-99 monthly

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Kaki69
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Kaki69
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 44
Condition: RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis) 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: g
I have:
RA (Rheumatoid Arthritis)

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Mar 1, 2012 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Joints ache (whole body): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Inflammation in joints: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

Dec 2, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Joints ache (whole body): Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Inflammation in joints: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prevacid helps the stomach pain go away almost completely. I have major moon face. Weaning off, 20 mg starting tomorrow.

Nov 7, 2011 (Started Oct 28, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Joints ache (whole body): Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Inflammation in joints: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 15 mg Daily

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Sagen
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Sagen
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Mar 15, 2012 (Started Mar 15, 2012)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Spinal Stenosis: None
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Was ten day treatment that did nothing

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jenyj89
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jenyj89
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 53
Condition: Migraine 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: None
I am: b
I have:
Migraine

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Jan 15, 2012 (Started Oct 14, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Bursitis in shoulders: Moderate
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: No problems with this treatment; ended up having to re-vist the Dr to receive another shot of steroids in my shoulder which finally cleared up the Bursitus
Cost: < $25 monthly

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