Prednisone and reflux

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I hadjust finished a COPD related heavy <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> treatment. The on-call pulmonary doctor discounted my objection to his adding steroid to an iv. I developed severe high blood pressure, high heart rate and most disturbing visual hallucinations. I finally was able to get the iv removed and was fine. However,after not having used predinsone since,I another of my twice yearly COPD problems. I started a new prednisone regime using the normal 4 x 3days, 3 x 3days, etc.
I am on prednisone, Cellebrex, now Plaqunel, Serzone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Nexium for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span>. I hate pills <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I never thought I would be on so many. But I have skipped the Cellebrex to see if I need it and I was so bad I had to take a Darvacette that night. Ugg!
She gave me higher doses of the prednisone as well as Singular (<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> Zantac for the heartburn/acid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span> the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> causes). The following Tuesday i followed up with the primary doctor (instead of the NP i was seeing). The pills they gave me was for 45 days. I asked if i coud taper off quicker. Because the hives were going away and the side effects were worse than the hives. They tapered me off in about a week. Last Weds night i woke up with itchy hands. First instinct was a Benadryl.
About a year and a half ago, I had a severe asthma episode <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> coschondrits for the first time. I was put on a 2 week coarse of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> along with ibuprofen. By the end I had developed an issue swallowing pills. Even my small thyroid ones felt like they got stuck. Then it progressed to coughing up small hard bits of food, severe reflux, etc. After too much testing, the problem mostly resolved except for lingering occasional esophageal spasms and the thought that some was just hypersesivity.
to make a long story short the mucus (very thick) builds so quickly in my airway that I need Albuterol treatment 5 times per day and I take 25 mm of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> daily. I’ve been on the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> for almost 10 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> my question is how long can I safely take this medication?
gosh yeah, that would be a side effect for that dose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> length of a time, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> constipation some thing HORRIBLE!!! acid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span>... Oh, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I hope you are taking prescription strength vitamin D (or at least have a dr monitoring your vitamin D level) and plenty of calcium and possibly something like Boniva (or consider having a Dexa scan done). I think the question now would be what would be effective yet allow you to maintain some sense of sanity.
This is common with GERDS <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> acid-<span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span> syndromes. Normally the esophagus <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> trachea are very resistant to infection If there is acid refluc, the situation changes. The acid destroys the barrier to bacterial infection, and together with the prednisone the patient becomes prone to a sore throat, and infection which may rapidly progress to the lung. Thus, the drill is, when on high-dose oral predisone, avoid esophageal acid erosion. I don't know why this information is not widely known.
I would be interested in learning if there are others with the combination of asthma and chronic bronchitis that are on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> what your dosage is. I attempt to take the minimum <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> necessary to keep the air passages open but I continue to worry about the trade-offs. Is it better to stay on high dosage and greater breathing comfort or "live on the dosage edge" (taking the minimum to breath) and suffer from the symptoms of asthma and chronic bronchitis.
I'm wondering if the medications for gerd <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> acid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span> can cause high bloodpreasure <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> palpatations. i suffered with acid reflux for years and then i got on some prilosec and my symptoms went away but i started getting bad head aches and it felt like my heart was skipping so i went to the doc and he said i had high blood preasure but my colesteral was good. I then changed my diet and wheened myself off the prilosec and all the symptoms went away.
). It just starts to wear on you after this long. Also, the prednisone has caused my menstrual cycle to be every 2 1/2 weeks, which in turn makes my disease flare. AAUUGGGHHH! Autoimmune disorders stink! (Can you tell I am having a bad prednisone day?) I am usually in very high spirits, I work with kindergarten children, have 2 girl scout troops and 3 very active kids, so I stay very busy and involved.
prescribed by his gastroenterologist right after the colonoscopy (Sulfasal-azine - two 3x day (180) <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> (105) - five tablet ev. day for 7 days, then 4, 3, 2 <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 1, respectively for 7 days each). The number of times he is passing a stool per day has decreased to an average of 3x, which is a great improvement. He has no pain when using the toilet, nor does he have any other pain.
I have talked to many people who since surgery are <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> meds free <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> having no problems at all....Good luck with this, I hope you get better soon....
I have been having this problems flor over 18 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it is debilitating. I woke up choking <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> aspirating what seemed like tons of mucous <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> phlegm into my throat. I went to an ENT doctor who thought it might be a deviated septum problem. I had the surgery and it did not help. I kept getting the problem and was sent to an allergist. All the tests were performed (nothing of consequence), and medication given to me. Again, no relief.
I was diagnosed with acid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span> six years ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> after trying Nexium <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> everything else, I have been taking Omeprazole (Prilosec) twice a day for about 4 years. I've also made ALL of the dietary changes doctors have recommended. I don't smoke or drink, I sleep on a very expensive adjustable bed. Yet... it's obvious that the acid is not under control because when I eat, I get asthma! Now, I've had asthma since I was six, but it would only flare up after a bad cold.
Then, a year ago I breathed in some glue that was pretty toxic, my throat and airway swelled and it was hard to breathe, I was prescribed flovent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it calmed down in about a week. Since then I have had bronchitus twice, pneumonia once and been on prednisone 9 times. About 2 weeks ago I was in a store and breathed in a body spray that made my tongue swell 3 times its size and my throat swelled.
it developed into a cough at nights. In Oct. I went back to the doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was put on Flovent <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> albuterol <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> antibiotics. I'm a professional singer and the dryness made me so hoarse, I could barely speak. I stopped taking the flovent and albuterol. The anitbiotics made the green sputum disappear. A week or two later, the green came back again with coughing. I was put on more antibiotics and prednisone.
After that I has been at the hospital for endoscopies, bronchoscopies, a biopsy (VATs), and I am facing death now because there is not any cure. The pulmonologist gave a treatment of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> bactrim, but the prednisone was killing me, so, I am trying natural enzimes from biomedic labs and I am feeling much better People with this illness (after the biopsy the doctor said is Ideophatic nonspecific lung fibrosis) lives 4 to 5 years after being diagnosed.
I am thinking mullein, marshmallow <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> large doses of vitamin B5. <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> inhaled steroids can cause osteoporosis, but I guess you know that. It can also cause adrenal fatigue, which it did in my case. Here's hoping you are just having a flareup that will soon subside. Sometimes heartburn is caused by a deficiency in stomach acid. (I would have thought it was due to too much acid.) This happened to one of my daughters. She was told to take a spoon of apple cider vinegar before eating.
So I called him and he put me on <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> 5mg 4x per day until I feel better <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> then I can decrease by one pill every three days. today is my 4th day and I still can't stop coughing.........I'm so sore. I'm wondering when and how it will work. My chest xray is okay. My brother has severe asthma and he says that the prednisore will work but it does have some nasty side effects. I welcome all comments and information...........I have actually cracked a bone from coughing........
I am a 27 year old Canadian woman who has been living and working in Japan for the last 2 1/2 years. For the last year <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> a half I've been having a lot of problems with gastritis <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I can't seem to get rid of them. I first noticed the symptoms last year when I felt a terrible burning in my stomach and had a lot of belching and heartburn after I ate. I had an upper GI X-ray done and there wasn't anything wrong except for excess acid production.
For the last 15 years every year or so I get about a month here and there where I had regular severe shortness of breath. The doctor said it was asthma <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> gave me <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> inhalers. They had no effect on the problem but my doctor insisted it was asthma and by the time I could get too worried about it, it was gone and I could breathe more or less normally again. Then the next year the same thing. I had lung function tests done 5 years ago and the spiro showed up 20% below normal.
During the last 11 months I have been diagnosed with eosinophilic pneumonia and treated with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span>. During the last month I was diagnosed with larynogopharynogeal (silent acide <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span>) and my only symptom was coughing. I know there are many side effects to prednisone. Can it cause silent acid reflux?
He told me that he highly doubts that my body can tell the difference between 2mg <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> 1 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span>. My body definitely can tell the difference <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> his sarcasm is unwelcome. I need help! What should I do? Where should I go to find a new doctor? How should I manage these symptoms? ADDITIONAL INFO: initially put on prednisone for allergic asthma - swollen neck, restricted airway, eosinophils at 960.
In November 2002 after pigging out on Thanksgiving day leftovers I had a very hard time swallowing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> breathing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> it was scary <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> took 2 hrs. just to swallow normally. It was worrysome. Same thing Jan 6, 2003, but that took 4 hrs. and I had to battle panic too. My doctor thinkd those were food allergies (nuts), but my gut (bad pun) tells me it is GERD related. I had upper GI and that was fine. Has anyone experienced this, where the doc.
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I have been diagnosed with Lupus Pnuemonitis last month <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> I have been taking low dose of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> prilosec. I still have this tingling, numbness and sensitiveness in both hands and fingers, hoarseness in my voice and acid reflux. I am a pharmacy technician, but in disability right now. Is it possible that I can go back to work.
i don't know what causes mucous in my throat or in my mouth i know are i think i don't have acid <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>reflux</span>. i been to these doctors ear ,nose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> throat doctor. i even went to the veterans hospital they are guessing like all of the other doctor i when to. i gag, spit up choke, i have no cough and i can breathe ok. i use to smoke but i have quit over 12 years now. these doctors are treating me for sinus and allergies, post nasal drip.acid reflux.
the last time my asthma flared up (october) I had to have a decadron shot, <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> take 120 mg of <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span>, I missed several days of work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> was almost hospitalized. Is there anything you can recommend to make the surgery and recovery easier on asthma? Any information you can give will be appreciated! Thanks for your help!
I ignored the doctors recommendations for <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>prednisone</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> treatment. It all went away on its own after 6 months <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>and</span> never returned until now. Do your best to avoid the drugs if your doctor and you both feel you can.
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