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

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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

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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

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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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