112 patient evaluations for Prednisone

ladymajik
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ladymajik
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 57
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Oct 21, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fibromyalgia: Major
  • Perceived effectiveness for Arthritis pain: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This has become my wonder drug! Even though I can't stay on it as I am on a reducing dose over a 12 week period, this drug has made me feel wonderful for the 1st time in many many years. I feel so much "lighter" that second person I was dragging around with me everyday is gone. I have heaps more energy and my joint pains are almost non exsistant. I am concerned only when I start reducing if the symptoms will come back but my Specialist will be monitoring me and He is working out what will be best for me then in the long run. I know there are lots os side effects from this drug but I have been lucky that this has'nt occurred - just mainly feeling more hungry but I have been watching what I eat and the occasional night sweat. My whole life has taken a turn for the best at the moment. I have become alot more active playing lawn bowls a few times a week now, I pray this will last!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Weight gain

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dray
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dray
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Bulbar: moderate
Arms: moderate
Chest: moderate
Legs: moderate
I am: b
I have:
ALS

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Sep 24, 2010 (Started Sep 02, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for percarditis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Casandra
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Casandra
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 62y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 35y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Sep 9, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 1979)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Transplant rejection prevention: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 6 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helped with pain from rhuematoid arthritis,lessened severity of asthma &allergies. sk thought to have caused cateracts,heart problem,ruptured sigmiodcolon now have colostomy,snapped hamstrings(both)skin problems but all have come about from LONG (31yrs) use.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Cataracts from high dose prednisone

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jenniT.
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jenniT.
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F35y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Aug 2, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Asthma: Slight
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Helped with thee wheezing, made me anxious, and feel aggressive. Aggression kept under control because I know that it is a side effect of steroids, but it is difficult, and makes me agitated and have a short abount of patience. Became very nauseous 2 weeks into treatment, not able to eat very upset stomach and IBS like issues. Doc took me off instead of finishing course. Withdrawals suck. Feels like some wone smashed my body in multiple places with a hammer.

Jul 19, 2010 (Started Jul 10, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Asthma: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: It makes me hyper, not in a good way, in a cracky, too much coffee way. Cannot go to sleep. Went to sleep at 4 and woke up at 9 for the first few nights, still having trouble sleeping. Feel better in the afternoon, between 6pm and 8pm it seems the inflammation kicks me. Feels like my bones are chalk and disintegrating, muscles feel like they are on fire. It sucks. Still wheezing, not as bad, but still wheezing.

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jmartell
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jmartell
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 1, 2010 (Started Sep 19, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Never
  • Burden: Not at all

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Pedro0703
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Pedro0703
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 35y
  • Organ: Kidney(3)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 33y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 20y Transplanted
  3. Kidney : 11y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started Dec 04, 1980)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Inflammation: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: All I can say is that this is the cheapest drug of my current list and it is the one I hate the most. The weight gain, water retention, the outburst, the moods, the irritation, just all of it I hate, but there is one thing I hate more and that is dialysis. My hope is that some day the pharmacutical industry will come up with an anti-inflammatory drug that is not a steroid. If they focused on that it would do very well.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Mood swings, Skin irritation

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YellowIsJoy
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YellowIsJoy
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 36y
  • Organ: Kidney(3)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 16y Transplanted
  2. Kidney : 15y Transplanted
  3. Kidney : 6y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jun 28, 2010 (Started May 29, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Transplant rejection prevention: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prednisone has so many physical and mental side effects. I've been begging my doctors to take me off of it from the day of transplant until now but they won't. I get emotionally crazy, blow up at people for no reason, cry all the time. I have gained a ton of weight because of it. I sometimes feel pain in my bones and joints.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Joint pain, Weight gain, Mood swings

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caroljposner
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caroljposner
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 60y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: None
  1. Kidney : 39y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Jun 24, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Transplant rejection prevention: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Right after I started taking this I developed migraines. When one put me in the hospital this was the drug they lowered the Rx on. I had never had migraines. I'd rather be stabbed or shot. I walk around on eggshells now.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Head pain, migraines

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Theta1229
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Theta1229
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: Some
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F32y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:?y
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Jun 17, 2010 (Started Jun 12, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Inflammation: None
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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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: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M57y
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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