4 patient evaluations for Prednisone taken for the purpose of 'rheumatoid arthritis'

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Aug 15, 2016 (Started Jan 01, 1985)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Addison's disease)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (diabetes type 2, acute renal failure, weight gain)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

May 3, 2015 (Started Oct 06, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • 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)
  • Side effects
    Mild (rashes (redness, swelling))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 10 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 12, 2013 (Started Sep 11, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 15, 2012 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for rheumatoid arthritis)
  • 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

  • 0 helpful marks
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