5 patient evaluations for Prednisone taken for the purpose of 'Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)'

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25yrRA
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25yrRA
Data Quality: 2 stars
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 55
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 20 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: n
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Aug 15, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Addison's Disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diabetes Type 2, Acute Renal Failure, Weight gain, Irritability)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 5 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Prednisone has long (30 years worth) been my "nasty but necessary" treatment for my Rheumatoid Arthritis. It has caused me innumerable side effect problems, including 100lbs of weight gain, the dissolution of my previous marriage, Diabetes II, renal (kidney) failure, etc... Going off of it at various times has made me extremely ill, at least 3 times resulted in my hospitalization. For many years, this was the only RA treatment that functioned consistently and allowed me to continue living my life at least somewhat normally.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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hdaspen
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hdaspen
Gender: M
Data Quality: 2 stars
Pain: Most
Fatigue: All
Sleep: All
Stiffness: All
function: None
external_stress: Some
Stickman: all
Description:M52y
FM:6y Dx
CFS:7y Dx
I am: b
I have:
Fibromyalgia

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May 3, 2015 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • 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 Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

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purpleskies
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purpleskies
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 30
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 9 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Severe
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Nov 12, 2013 (Started Sep 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Weight gain, Headaches, Nausea, Heart rate increased)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 7.5 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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TSSRA
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TSSRA
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 46
Condition: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) 15 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Moderate
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: b
I have:
Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA)

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Nov 1, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Diarrhea, Bone loss)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jul 31, 2012 (Started Jul 17, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Side effects
    Mild (Diarrhea)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: 3rd week of taking this medication- not working on swelling and stiffness
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Clivers
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Clivers
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Gender: F
  • Age: 29
Condition: Specific Antibody Deficiency 6 additional condition(s)
Quality of life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Mild
I am: b
I have:
Specific Antibody Deficiency

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Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA))
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Inflammation)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Moon face, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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