47 patient evaluations for Prednisone with a cost of Not specified

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Aug 24, 2017 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for bronchospasm)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for asthma)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for influenza (the "flu"))
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention (edema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Currently I just take 20 mg the day before and after my IVIG. I receive 40 mg the day of the infusion as premedication.

Dec 19, 2015 (Started Dec 15, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    Mild (fluid retention (edema))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily

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Apr 6, 2017 (Started Jan 24, 2017)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fibromyalgia)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for hypermobility syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for inflammation)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for undifferentiated inflammatory arthritis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (manic behaviors, unrefreshing or poor sleep)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: If you are diabetic, I suggest a Paleo diet or low carb, no sugar diet to off set the increase in glucose levels. Plus it helps with the inflammation and weight loss.

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Apr 17, 2016 (Started Feb 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for polymyalgia rheumatica)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flushing, feeling feverish, wired, tachycardia (fast heart rate), elevated blood pressure, stretch marks, moon face, weight gain, blurry vision, bruising, rash on face)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1.25 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Down to 1,25 mg since five days. The day after I woke with face rash that worsened during the day and the day after. Try to treat with lavender oil and coconut oil. A little better. Have always had perfect skin. Read somewhere that it might well be effect of tapering, happened to others too. More pain, especially in the thighs (that's why the GP thought it was PMR), weaker, stiffer, feel like I might fall when walking the rest of the day if I take a short walk (300 m) earlier in the day. On the plus side: moon face and double chin visibly reduced. Can't wait to get off completely next week.

Apr 8, 2016 (Started Feb 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for polymyalgia rheumatica)
  • Side effects
    Severe (flushing, feeling feverish, wired, tachycardia (fast heart rate), elevated blood pressure, stretch marks, moon face, weight gain, blurry vision, bruising)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 2.5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Turns out I never had PMR. Very difficult to come off. Suddenly easier when came down to 5 mg than earlier (from 40, started being difficult at 27,5 already). Positive: very strong nails, but that is the only one. The side effects are difficult. Especially sad for all the big and ugly stretch marks everywhere that will remain. Looking forward to getting rid of the moon face and the pred belly.

Mar 5, 2015 (Started Feb 03, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for polymyalgia rheumatica)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (flushing, feeling feverish, wired, tachycardia (fast heart rate), moon face)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: At 40 mg I am far from well (still weak, unable to stand for long and can't walk too far), but I have started to wake up rested in the mornings the last week or so, not in too much pain, less flu symptoms, and am able to think properly (calmly and methodically) for the first time in 19 years. The side effects seem to come a few days into new or elevated dose, stay for a week or two and then lessen as the body adjusts.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nov 21, 2015 (Started Nov 11, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily

Nov 16, 2015 (Started Nov 11, 2015)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for inflammation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (eye lid heaviness, increased appetite, eyelid heaviness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Twice daily
Advice & Tips: Ravenous appitite

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May 3, 2015 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take

Mar 15, 2015 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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Nov 22, 2014 (Started Aug 15, 2014)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (skin thinning, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I was tapering from Dexamethasone to no steroids.

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Oct 14, 2013 (Started Feb 22, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for pneumonia)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 50 mg Daily

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Aug 8, 2013 (Started Aug 15, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for bee stings)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 20 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Stay off your feet or support your arm if its a limb that has been affected. In my case it was my ankle I was stung by a nasty wasp. My ankle swelled up to the point I could not walk without a cane. My rheumy had me on Prednisone (my first experience) for about 5-7 days. The swelling went down the next day I was glad it worked so quickly but wanted to hurry up and get of it because of the side affects it can do to some people. I know it takes a longer period for that but why expose myself to a drug that can do that kind of damage? The only thing is the swelling returned after I stopped the drug but it was slight still fairly painful and held a small pocket of fluid for almost 5 wks. Went in for a second round of treatment after feeling the swelling wasn't going down on its own. It didn't change a thing so I stopped taking it after 3 days. My MD wrote me a script for another anti-inflammatory to try, it failed because of a side affect diarrhea but may work for others. Know your drugs even if the meds are in your hands already knowledge is power. I need to add that this sting was very painful and the Prednisone took most of that away overnight just by reducing the bulk of the swelling.

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Sep 27, 2012 (Started Sep 21, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for chronic pain syndrome)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue syndrome)
  • Side effects
    Severe (nosebleeds (epistaxis), excessive bleeding, difficulty staying asleep)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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Aug 21, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for excess mucus)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent cough or wheeze)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Aug 2, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess mucus)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent cough or wheeze)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Jul 27, 2012 (Started Aug 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for excess mucus)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for persistent cough or wheeze)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

Aug 8, 2011 (Started Aug 02, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for lung infection)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 40 mg Daily

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