117 patient evaluations for Prednisone

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emitchell
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emitchell
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:F37y
FM:5y Dx
CFS:6y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Dec 6, 2010 (Started Apr 01, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

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Bluesman
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Bluesman
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 62y
  • Organ: Kidney/Pancreas
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
  1. Kidney : 6y Transplanted
  2. Pancreas : 6y Transplanted
I have:
Pancreas Transplant

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Dec 3, 2010 (Started May 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • side effects
    Severe (Crying at silly things (tv, movies), Weight gain, Memory and cognition problems)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: There is a trend with many transplant doctors I have been reading about, to end the use of prednisone in some types of patients involving some types of organ transplants. The number of damaging side effects is one reason. Also with weight gain comes risk of developing diabetes again. Also many people report it makes their aggression higher and patience much lower. Mood swings is another problem with it. This drug is very helpful with a number of ailments and diseases, as well as in transplant. The downside is the terrible side effects most people suffer from extended use. I am now experiencing a lot of bone and joint pain, which I have never had before. Talk to your doctor, but before you do, go to your internet and search for Transplant without Prednisone, or some similar search, and read for yourself. It is very informative, but be careful of who is doing the reporting. If you have questions about anything involving my experiences, please feel free to write to me, it alerts me in my regular email which I check 3 times a day or so. Good luck all! Bill aka Bluesman here
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems, Weight gain, Crying at silly things (tv, movies)

Oct 22, 2010 (Started May 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • side effects
    Severe (Crying at silly things (tv, movies), Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Swallow quick, taste is nasty! This drug made me hungry all the time, wanted to eat every 2 hours or so. Weight gain is a real concern. Went form 149# to 175#. Pants waist 29-35". Neck size 15 3/4-17 1/2". Required new clothing, and I keep to my diabetic diet thru force of habit to this day! Wanted to see if I could discontinue it, and was told yes, but I would decrease my survivability of transplants by 30%. Not a gambling man...lol, so I am still taking it and hating the weight gain.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Memory and cognition problems, Weight gain, Crying at silly things (tv, movies)

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Beautiful Pumpkin
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Beautiful Pumpkin
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 47y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: None
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 5y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Nov 25, 2010 (Started Nov 13, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Transplant rejection)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 6 x 5 mg/5 mL every other day
Advice & Tips: Well so far I am not as moody as they said I might be.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Cara
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Cara
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Relapse: Severe
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Nov 23, 2010 (Started Oct 29, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Raineyhayward
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Raineyhayward
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 34y
  • Organ: Liver(2)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Severe
  1. Liver : 9y Transplanted
  2. Liver : 5y Waiting
I have:
Liver Transplant

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Nov 22, 2010 (Started Nov 01, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • side effects
    Mild (Weight gain, Acid reflux)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Weight gain, Acid reflux, Acid reflux

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ukiwi
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ukiwi
Sex: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Nov 19, 2010 (Started Jan 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Multiple Sclerosis)
  • side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: helped with the relaspe but felt like jack Sparrow

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azprincess2010
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azprincess2010
Gender: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Pain: Most
Fatigue: Most
Sleep: Most
Stiffness: Most
function: Little
external_stress: Some
Stickman: most
Description:F45y
FM:19y Dx
I am: n
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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Nov 8, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I am having to lower my dosage of prednisone gradually every week until I get down to 5mg daily because I am having bariatric surgery in January, I hope.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Swelling in legs, feet and ankles

Mar 25, 2010 (Started Aug 01, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rheumatoid Arthritis)
  • side effects
    Moderate (Swelling in legs, feet and ankles, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on varying dosages of Prednisone since approx. 2004. I can't stop it entirely, or I get extremely stiff and can barely walk. So it definitely does work for me.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Swelling in legs, feet and ankles

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ladymajik
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ladymajik
Data Quality: 0 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 58
Condition: 2 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Unreported
  • Physical: Unreported

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Oct 21, 2010 (Started Oct 10, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Arthritis pain)
  • side effects
    Mild (Weight gain, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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: 1 star
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for percarditis)
  • side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 30 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Casandra
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Casandra
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 64y
  • Organ: Kidney
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
  1. Kidney : 37y Transplanted
I have:
Kidney Transplant

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Sep 9, 2010 (Started Mar 14, 1979)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Transplant rejection prevention)
  • side effects
    Severe (Cataracts from high dose prednisone)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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