Prednisone for breathing problems

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I have had severe <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> years and am on Prednisone often.(about 2 times a year for past 15 years or so) It works! Its not something to over use, but if sick, and your having a hard time breathing, it should help dry up sinuses and nasal drip quickly, should feel better in 2 to 3 days no problem. Make sure you take it for duration prescribed though.
My father was being treated with prednisone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a lung problem. He's down to 10mgs/day. Everytime they try to taper him down, his breathing problems reoccur. Can your body become "addicted" to this drug so that you may not ever be able to come off? The tapering is very slow, 1 3/4mgs lower every other day.
I just took 10mg of prednisone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my asthma Now i have bad pain in my legs and weakness above the knee and my feet are burning anyone else have this happen?
msgirl, I was put on 40 mg of prednisone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 14 days a couple years ago <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> severe asthma and I became so sick I thought I was going to die on this drug. Within 24 hours I started having trouble breathing (shallow, slowed down breathing), could not breathe when lying down (orthopnea), felt extremely faint, slow heartbeat but with palpitations, weak in general, tingling and heaviness in left arm and leg, etc.
A doctor prescribed Prednisone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> the joint pain. Maybe I'm reacting to that. I exercise regularly and do not have a cough. Any ideas of what could be causing this problem.
and he has not called me so I will call tomorrow to get the results of that test. I also forgot to mention that the allergist put me on prednisone and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a couple of days I felt great but it came back like two days after I was done with the pills.
Later I have upper chest infection, wheezing, and when the buildup in my chest gets bad enough, major <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s (especially when trying to sleep), and spasmodic coughing to the point of unconsciousness at times. I lost my job and my medical coverage and have been taking Prednisone, 15mg per day, as a stop gap.
thanks <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> any advice! I've been prescribed prednisone <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 1 month at 10mg/day and heard that it can be bad for the liver and cause adrenal damage. Is this true?
How many days after you stopped the prednisone did the <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s get worse again? Ask your Dr. if the diagnosis is still asthma, or if there is anything else showing in your pulmonary function tests. Did they do the one where they give you a nebulizer treatment with Albuterol, and then re-do some of the tests to see how much it helped?
My question is do you know of any other treatment that would work <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> my lung inflammation besides the prednisone. I would really like to get off that med. Thanks.
NOW, I was told to go to hospital 2 days ago, I have had a very hard time <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span>, white blood cell count was 21,000 (10,000 is highest normal) but I was on prednisone, which can increase your wbc count. 4 days after finishing the prednisone I had a repeat blood work and get results today. I've also have a temp of 99.3, night sweats, and since 11/3/08 my pulse has been over a 100 up to 109 and pressure has been normal to low for me.
They both have horrible <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s. My daughter's <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> started to get nasty around 5 months of age and has been good and bad since. My son's breathing just started recently. They are both on pulmacort and albuterol and my son was just put on predisolone. Nothing is working!! Does anyone have any advice? We are a NON smoking home and would NEVER let anyone near our children with ciggarettes. We do not have pets either. I just dont know what to do anymore.
Dear Doctor, If I take 10mg/prednisone a day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> a year what will it do? will it cause bone damage, adrenal damage and changes in my face and body? I have been wheezing for 4 months and can't sleep for over 2 years without prednisone and klonopin. thanks!
A couple of weeks later, I was in the emergency room with <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s, and I have been having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s ever since. I have had asthma since I was very young, but it has been very well controlled for the past 12 years (no trips to the emergency room & only used a rescue inhaler a few times per year). My peak flow readings have been good (550+) throughout this entire process, even when I am feeling my worst.
Two weeks later, I began having significant breathing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s, and I have had them ever since. I have asthma, but it has been well controlled <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> years, and my peak flows have been fine throughout this whole process. Prednisone seems to have no effect, and nebulizer treatments and my rescue inhaler seem to help sometimes and not help at all other times.
more in resolution of what feels like potentially life-threatening symptoms! My purpose <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> having the procedure was to improve <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> as part of my plan to get pregnant soon. The surgeon suggested I have the surgery before pregnancy & now pregnancy seems even less of a healthy option (for me, but mainly for a baby). Any advice is appreciated! Should I expect possible improvement later? Should I change my diet & even go back to a liquid diet?
She has been having increasing <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s with her asthma and <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> and I'm concerned, the doctor says that it's just because she is a smoker and her asthma is just going to get worse. I am aware that she should quit but I can't make her quit. I have offered all of the tools and she is trying. What should I do? I mean are they right to assume that it is just her asthma getting worse?
I've been having <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s and chronic fatigue with asthma even after taking Symbicort and singulair regularly. I was prescribed 30mg prednisone for a week. is this high dose ok?
Hi there, Well, it's just so hard to say what this means. Prednisone is used <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> some many issues, it's even prescribed in small doses <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> some arthritis sufferers. It's a miracle med for some. When I was on it I had more energy, could breath better, etc. too. Unfortunately, it's not comparible to lets say an antibiotic for a 'possible' infection, i.e., you take the antibiotic, problem clears up, doesn't come back, must of been an infection.
Complications/risks include infection and bleeding at the top of the list, followed less commonly by transient low blood pressure, then spinal headache from accidental puncture into the dura (a little too far), and finally and very rarely paralysis and difficulty <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> if it's done too high up by the neck (not a problem <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> you). Make sure you go to a reputable pain clinic/hospital or experienced physician to have this done.
I'm supposed to pick up a prescription today <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> 20mg Prednisone taken 3 per day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> one week, 2 per day <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> one week, then 1 per day for one week. I tried calling my Gastro, but he's gone for the day and I need to pick up this prescription as quickly as possible. Is there anyone who knows for sure if this will have an adverse effect on my liver?
So he was taken off the prednisone, but when the label was printed off, it was the wrong instructions and he was taken off too quickly. He acted like himself, except <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> drinking a lot, before he was taken off the prednisone. That was when he vomited and was lethargic. He was taken to the vet and he had a high glucose levels and his kidney and liver levels were messed up. But he urinated so then we prayed for him to eat. He was 14. He then had a seisure, was unresponsive and breathing heavily.
Have you every seen this side effect? I have taken short burst prednisone in the past with no <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s. Why would I suddenly have a side effect? Does this mean that I souldn't take the medication again?
I went back to the doctor several times and was given a number of inhalers to try, and continued prescription <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> prednisone. At the end of February, I was admitted to the hospital for observation after several more asthma attacks. Not only was it difficult to breath, but my throat was extraordinarily tight as well as my chest. I left with a variety of medications, none of which seemed to get to the core of the issue.
for 2 months he has been having anywhere from 5 to 10 attacks a day, has been on prednisone 3 times in six months which I understand is dangerous to other aspects of his health. Are there any other options <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>for</span> him after prednisone is tried? He is miserable!! He also takes singulair, flonase, zyrtec, flovent and albuterol nebs, inhaler and liquid.
Recently I have had <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>problem</span>s <span style = 'background-color: #dae8f4'>breathing</span> which was diagnosed as asthma due to allergies. I have never had allergy symptoms like runny nose, itchy or watery eyes, etc. I was treated with a round of prednisone along with Advair. My question is I'm still having a little tightness in the center area of my chest even though I am registering at my max using a peak flow meter. Has anyone else had this problem and how was it treated?
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