115 patient evaluations for Prednisone

May 15, 2009 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain, dry mouth, acne breakout, increased appetite, roid rage effects (steroids), feeling tense or on edge)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stick with it it helps!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: feeling tense or on edge, increased appetite, roid rage effects (steroids), weight gain, dry mouth, acne breakout

  • 2 helpful marks

Aug 15, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Addison's disease)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diabetes type 2, weight gain, acute renal failure)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prednisone has long (30 years worth) been my "nasty but necessary" treatment for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. It has caused me innumerable side effect problems, including 100lbs of weight gain, the dissolution of my previous marriage, Diabetes II, renal (kidney) failure, etc... Going off of it at various times has made me extremely ill, at least 3 times resulted in my hospitalization. For many years, this was the only RA treatment that functioned consistently and allowed me to continue living my life at least somewhat normally.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 27, 1985 (Started Nov 27, 1984)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, weight gain, facial swelling/puffiness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg All the time (24/7)
Advice & Tips: hang in there you could regain your eyesight completely like I did
Side effects: facial swelling/puffiness, weight gain, fatigue, fatigue

  • 0 helpful marks
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