Prednisone dosing schedule

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6 for the first time and feeling a little better, dosing down on the Prednisone each week. Will go on a 3 month maintenance schedule for a year of Rituximab. Keeping my spleen as long as I can. I would recommend that you look into this monoclonal treatment to help you.
I have had hives and half tongue swelling several times since stopping the penicillin. Twice I ended up in the ER and recently I take the prednisone and benedryl at the first sign of tongue swelling and it helps. I also take either claritin or zyrtec daily and carry an epi-pen. Can the penicillin metabolite remain in my system for six weeks? There is nothing else in my diet or meds that has changed.
As for medication - if your doc puts you on hydocortisone, which is the corticosteroid most like what the body makes, then you will have the least side effects (as in bone loss, cataracts, etc.) but the dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> is not fun...
Derm told me I had to completely stop all meds, meaning the telaprevir, (vertex), riba and peg. She prescribed Prednisone with a taper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> of 21 days, however, my study doctor allowed me to stay on all meds for an additional day or two to see if the prednisone would work. He was very clear that if the prednisone didn't clear it up quickly, I had to completely come off of the study, including SOC drugs.
It's been a while since I've had a dosepack, I typically just get prescribed prednisone when I need it with a tapering <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span>, so I couldn't remember exactly. I also don't know the dosing difference between "prednisone" and "methylprednisolene" that's in the dose pack. Jaded - I'm sorry about your MIL and your own DDD and herniations. I hope you're both getting some kind of relief from treatment - you're right in that it's VERY painful.
I've also become lactose intollerant since the stomach bug I had to fight a few weeks prior. During this time, my dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> of MSM has become almost non-existent (I was getting complacent). I also have blood in my stool. A colonoscopy and endoscopy show everything is fine except for reflux with no damage. Fast forward to October 2008. My ache in my bones is back, along with joint pain in both arms, hands, legs, feet, and even my toes and fingers.
One drug over the other is not necessarily superior - it all has to do with what dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> you prefer and how your body will react to a certain DMD. Avonex is a great one to try - I hope you have success with it. As for the steroids, I haven't noticed a difference in cognitive function while I am on the mega-doses for a relapse, just lots of energy and lack of sleep. It appears everyone reacts differently to the steroids and I imagine you are on a much lower dose for your Lupus.
If it was just the 950, then you probably have the benefit of the full dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span>. The study design allows a +/- two day window on completing the VX dosing, so given it was your last week, you only lost a couple of days. Hopefully, you got 99% of the benefit. Please let us know if you are staying in the trial and continuing SOC. There are a bunch of people here rooting for you, grrl!
MyOwn Roche re-treated PegIntron relapsers with 5 day dosing. So you would think they have at least an inkling that this dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> is better for at least some of us. They got a 20-25% SVR rate btw. As for what to do when you switch back I like the idea of tapering. After taking 360 drop to 270 for a couple of weeks then drop to 180. Whether you can do the shots every 5 days depends on how well your WBC and platelettes held up last time.
I then started seeing a rheumatologist to take a combination of Prednisone and Methotrexate before dosing off of the prednisone and uping the methotrexate. I have had some improvement and am optimistic but methotrexate is a long term plan and I have been on it since the end of february and plan on being on it about another year. I am sorry you have so much else going on in your life too but I understand and feel free to come here and vent.
A normal body reaches peak at around 8am and falls throughout the day, reaching near zero at midnight - that is how you sleep and wake up - your dosing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> dose may not allow the body to sleep properly and thus repair bone, muscle etc. Hence more side effects. Most people do two doses, and take less UNLESS they have another disorder that requires the cortef. Often then they will be on prednisone.
I don't see why that would be necessary for what you describe, a nice ordinary taper <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> or oral prednisone may very well fix you RIGHT up. I had the VX950 uber rash, I mean it was something to see, and I was initially put on oral prednisone, starting dose of 40mg (a pretty hefty dose, but a fairly typical starting dose of pred for allergic/autoimmune reactions). This worked wonderfully, it calmed the rash right down.
As to how you got to RVR, from everything I've read, it makes no difference -- be it double-dosing, high-dose riba, adding a PI, etc -- as long as you got there. Looking good, Space Fellow. Keep up the good work. http://www.natap.org/2007/AASLD/AASLD_61.htm http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2007icr/aasld/docs/111307_a.
Chronic active hepatitis with marked interface components and bridging fibrosis. Ulcerative colitis and hypothyroidism. Can I pass onto my partner any sexual diseases? I am taking prednisone, imuran and losec, can any of these medications cause sores in the mouth (tongue)?
Given the volume of ailments you have - which may be improved by using prednisone rather than HC (in my case it was the reverse, I felt awful with prednisone and ok with HC) - and the fact that it seems that you are passed from one endo to another like a hot potato, I would do my best to go to a first rate endo center such as Ronald Reagan Medical Center at UCLA if my insurance covered that in all or in part. You need not only a wise endo but you need consisted treatment by the same endo.
Also I'm simultaneously tapering my prednisone so Friday I ended up having a cut day for both and it was a recipe for disaster. I'm thinking out loud here, but maybe after a cut on the prednisone, I should hold at my hydro dose and wait until my body is used to that for a week or so and then cut the hydro and do that a week and basically alternate a cut each Friday from one drug or the other, and not ever try to do both on the same day again.
30 am - 1:30 pm - 9:30 pm and sometimes a little earlier if I notice the first hint of breakthrough pain. It reduces my pain by at least 75%. Nothing you take will ever totally relieve your pain. To get that, you have to take a pocket full of meds like I did which consisted of Neurontin, Baclofen, MS-Contin, and Mexiletine. Ever heard of Mexiletine? It's pretty good. The drug has a "caine" quality and numbs from within. It's a hard one to get used to, but... it works.
I was placed on Cyclosporin, many different types of antihistamines and now, Prednisone. I am anxious to get off Prednisone and to try Xolair. I am having difficulty finding a doctor, here on the east coast, who will administer the medication. You found a gem - a physician who not only administers the medication but who was successful in obtaining insurance coverage for you. Would you share this information with me?
(I also have RA and am on Enbrel and Prednisone - I'll get to the meds on another post) I take the following suppliments (slit up during the day) Protien drink with all aminos etc Flax seed Calcium - mag Biotin C (500) - E (400) combo Centrum Silver Multi Vit 1/2 tab Stress Tab with the B's and Iron 1/2 cap Q-10 (200) Multidofilous (Acidophilus, Bifadus etc) occational Inulin powder in my drinks Lecithin Cranberry (500) Hyaluronic Acid (20) Thanks for your input, Mikki
I was hive free for about @ weeks while on high doses of prednisone but hives returned when weaning off of prednisone. I also have gained 45 lbs. in since June due to prednisone. I have started Plaquenil about 3 weeks ago and am hoping things will get better after being on it for a while. They say it takes couple months to help. Along with the hives I have angioedema in my face, hands and feet. Sometimes I can't find any shoes to fit except crocs or something like that.
Susie: It seems that lately a number of previous non-responders to SOC have been in certain trials. am assuming this information was not given to the pharma's or the patients would have not been able to get into the trial. --------------------------------------------- Curious, what makes you think that folks aren't telling their doctors that they were previous non-responders? I'm sure that it's happened on occasion -- it's a big world -- but I doubt it's very common.
But for me since I already was maintenence dosing on opiates when they hit me lidocaine patches and Lyrica helped . YOu have to be careful on the lydicain patches they can od you . I really hate any long acting opiate meds as I always seem to get toxic in time with them and start to od . I much prefer short acting and only take the lowest dose of long term agents I can ..but if you use the lidocaine watch it so it doesnt creap up and make one toxic .
we were all hoping for, but as Flguy says at least we can attain evr/rvr and a shorter tx <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span>. Cutting tx from 48 weeks and longer to 24 weeks will be a giant step. Maybe the second generation of PI's will have the answers.
I think all that means is that the data they're presenting was sampled before all VX dosing patients had completed their 12 full weeks. In other words, this data was sampled sometime in the past (probably a few weeks ago) when only 74 of the VX dosed group (out of the total of 175) had completed their full initial 12 weeks of dosing.
Severe fatigue. We put her on the Prednisone w/taper down dosing. It was extremely hard on her - she was unable to attend school, leave the house, leave my side. She used Ativan to take the edge off, but cried much of the two weeks. NOW she has developed Thrush from the meds. Her head and stomache pain increased, the low grade fever never left, the heart still races occassionally throughout the day.
During the course of the colitis which lasted about a month or so this time, I kept taking the vicodin and was also given a script for valium/5 to help me sleep while i was on the prednisone (steroid).
Even had an event at the school that night, just to give you an idea as to how the smaller dosing is tolerable. Did you alread get your meds? Sorry for asking, if you've already mentioned. Once that script goes through, you should hear from the Nurse that works your area.
HR also recommended this test because it is processed at the top lab in the US, which is held to the very highest standards of accuracy/quality control. I would definitely <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> a series of at least 2 or 3 of these offstudy tests and have the blood drawn on the same day as your scheduled study visits. That way if another one of these damned 29's rears its ugly head, you'll have a definitive referee to resolve if these are legitimate positives or not.
I after 4th day cut back to 1/2 each 1 x day n watching 4 seizures. No dose of phenobarbital this am. Only 1/2 grain prednisone. If I keep him on that much, I fear he will have no quality of life. He is miserable.
I think that it is important for you to have your doctor <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>schedule</span> an MRI of your lumbar spine so that know what is causing your pain. Sciatica is a symptom usually spawned from a bigger issue such as a herniated disc that is pressing on a nerve root/roots. Most doctors will treat your pain as acute (pain that lasts less than 3 months) until it turns chronic (pain that has lasted more than 3 months) and/or until you have a diagnosis.
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