2 patient evaluations for Prednisone taken for the purpose of 'systemic lupus erythematosus' with a perceived effectiveness rating of Can’t tell

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Jul 14, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, mood swings, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I will no longer take Prednisone at any dosage. It makes me feel like I'm losing my mind. Extreme weepiness, depression, anger. For me, it is awful.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 11, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, mood swings, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (weight gain, mood swings, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: Wane down carefully as prescribed. I started with 20 mg daily last month, and after 2 weeks, went to 15 mg for 4 days, then 10 mg for 4 days, and I will get to 5 mg.
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 19, 2012 (Started Jun 01, 2013)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Severe (weight gain, mood swings, abdominal bloating)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Advice & Tips: I hated being on Prednisone, and was never able to see if it had positive effects because I stopped after a couple months. The bloating, weight gain, and moodiness were too much for me to handle. I gained 10-15 pounds while taking it (which is quite extreme on my petite 5'2'' frame). Also, my mood swings were uncontrollable. The drug wasn't for me, and possibly because I was put on too high of a dosage. Because of my bad experience, I never take steroids, unless it is a 1-time injection to help my immune system beat a cold.

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Dec 5, 1999 (Started Feb 05, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I used predisone b/c I was positive for anti heart block. I used it for my last 2 pregnancies. My children were both born healthy. It deteriorated my bone density but was worth it.

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