120 patient evaluations for Prednisone

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Jul 2, 2017 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Severe (digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: digestive disturbances

Mar 5, 2017 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Severe (digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: digestive disturbances

Feb 5, 2017 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I've totally discontinued using the oral prednisone taper following solu-medrol infusions. It's a drag for 3/4 days of feeling wiped out & some other unpleasant after effects. But over many yrs. I've found that enduring the let down & subsequent withdrawal from the high dose infusions has FOR ME been a much better path to follow. MY EXPERIENCE has been that the sooner I can rid myself of the 'roids, the sooner I begin to feel stronger physically, mentally, & emotionally. I can begin PT & working on my overall functionality much sooner absent my body having to fight with lingering steroid effects.
Cost: $50-99 monthly
Side effects: digestive disturbances

Sep 7, 2012 (Started Jun 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (digestive disturbances)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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May 15, 2009 (Started May 08, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (makes me very edgy, roid rage effects (steroids), increased appetite, acne breakout, dry mouth, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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, acne breakout

  • 2 helpful marks

Mar 5, 2009 (Started Feb 27, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased appetite, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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

  • 1 helpful mark

Apr 8, 2008 (Started Jul 28, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (makes me very edgy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: makes me very edgy

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 26, 2007 (Started Nov 01, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking difficult without aid)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (facial swelling, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: facial swelling, weight gain

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 4, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (roid rage effects (steroids), facial swelling, headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: facial swelling, roid rage effects (steroids), headaches

Sep 29, 2008 (Started Sep 25, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Mild (facial swelling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: facial swelling, roid rage effects (steroids), headaches

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 22, 2008 (Started Aug 01, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Other)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 16, 2008 (Started Oct 31, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), makes me very edgy, loss of sense of taste, dry mouth)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The treatment is working! Hang in there, my side effects have changed daily, but just keep to the course. The negatives have been outweighed by the energy I have been feeling. I have really actually enjoyed the insomnia because I have been able to clean and declutter my house like crazy - I cannot say enough about what a gift it has been to have these few weeks of increased energy. I had no idea what I was missing because I had been fatigued so long and thought I was just lazy.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: dry mouth, makes me very edgy, elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), loss of sense of taste

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2008 (Started Oct 10, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (stomach (gastric) ulcer pain, roid rage effects (steroids), increased appetite, facial swelling, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prednisone is less problematic then solemedrol but not as effective and it causes a lot more stomach problems. (they need a better spell check in here, one with medications in it:)
Cost: $25-49 monthly
Side effects: facial swelling, stomach (gastric) ulcer pain, weight gain, roid rage effects (steroids), increased appetite

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Aug 31, 2008 (Started Aug 28, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), makes me very edgy, increased appetite, dry mouth, weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: all the above
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: makes me very edgy, elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), weight gain, dry mouth, increased appetite

  • 0 helpful marks
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