Prednisone side effects bloating

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I know it is the side effects but was wondering if anyone has any ideas for relief of it. My back hurts as well I do use a heating pad on it and sometimes it helps but the neck, shoulders, and stomach are so uncomfortable. Does anyone do anything that helps with this?
He used the antidepressant Celexa (generic name is citalopram) and it just made a huge difference in his ability to cope with the side effects. We weaned him off too soon afterwards because the drugs took a long time to wear out of his system. My husband has never been a person to need antidepressants but the meds deplete your seratonin levels badly. The first treatment without an anti-d just about did in the whole family and was a trauma we would not want to repeat.
Sandy, prednisone can have some rather severe GI side-effects, so you may want to push the issue with your doc even though you've been on the prednisone for a long time.
Major side effects of prednisolone include weight gain,facial swelling etc.Long-term side-effects include Cushing's syndrome, weight gain, osteoporosis, glaucoma, type II diabetes mellitus, and depression upon withdrawal. Symptoms of Cushing's syndrome include rapid weight gain, particularly of the trunk and face with sparing of the limbs (central obesity), a round face often referred to as a "moon face," excess sweating. ref:http://en.wikipedia.
However, the high dose of prednisone can cause side effects such as enlarged pot belly appearance to the abdomen, and panting. Prednisone doses are usually decreased gradually over time to the least effective dose (lowest dose in which a benefit is still seen). The least effective dose can be determined by blood work, and should also hopefully be low enough so that a reduction in adverse symptoms occurs.
Unfortunately, there's no way to completely avoid weight gain or moon face as a side effect from prednisone. They are both known, common side effects and many people who have to take prednisone get them. I know about them first hand - I've had to be on prednisone quite often and often at VERY high doses, and I always get the moon face and weight gain with it, even if my eating/exercise habits don't change a bit.
(There isn't anything we can take for the MoonFace, that will go away when we taper the dose or get completely off it) Getting back to the meds my doctor has given me for the side effects. Well it's no secret that Prednisone has several side effects and so my doctor has prescribed Nexium to protect the lining of my stomach, she has prescribed Lasix and Potassium for the Edema, she also has me on Fosamax-D for the bone loss Prednisone can cause.
These medications can help some individuals with fibromyalgia. But these drugs also have serious side effects. Lyrica, the first FDA-approved drug to treat fibromyalgia, has been associated with severe allergic reactions that can cause angioedema — swelling of the throat, head, and neck, resulting in airway compromise. Furthermore, Lyrica can promote weight gain, sleepiness, dry mouth, and brain fog.
you are holding an ACE of spades and when its time to come off the drug it'll be time to show your cards. I wish you nothing but the best!!
Finished triple therapy Jan 28, 13. (early) due to side effects and now I am experiencing joint pain, stiffnes that started a couple months after treatment. When I sit for any period of time, my hips are so stiff and my feet are stiff too. My feet feel like they can't hold me up. Ambulation is not so easy. After a few moments of being up on my feet and walking the discomfort and stiffness goes away.
The prescription was a 10 day course and I was not informed of the side effects that I was to suffer. Because of my harried state at the clinic I neglected to ask what those side effects might be. I would know soon enough. I immediately started bloating and gaining weight. My appetite became insatiable. My moods became erratic, I became irritable, and depression set in. From what I've read online I was most likely given a generic form of Prednisolone. It has been awful.
He has had the traditional rounds of prednisone and antibiotics, but to no avail. When he lays on his left side, he complains that he feels like there is a knot or mass in the area that is painful. He has lost 35 pounds in the last 5 years and loosing muscle mass. We are not convinced that he has Crohn's. This discussion is related to <a href='http://www.medhelp.org/posts/show/229785'>Upper Left Abdominal Pain, Violent Diarrhea, Missed periods</a>.
I take these meds because i have a rare brain disease so they are investigating all kind of meds but so far even though i just started no change as of yet, i know its early in the process but these side effects are realy making me miserable. any suggestions would really really be helpful!!!!!! I also take lamictal for seizures related to the disease and ativan to calm things down a bit. Having yet another 72hr EEG next week just one of many.
I was fortunate enough to be treated with pegylated interferon and ribaviran combination therapy for 48 weeks in 2006/07. I had many side effects during treatment, but I have cleared the virus. The comments from all of you are mirroring my life. I have joint pain in my fingers, wrists, elbows, ankles, knees, hips. I have muscle aches and fatigue from any activity. I have depression. I have lower back pain. I don't sleep well.
I am having a bout of familiar right sided rib pain and bloating. I've experienced this many times to different degrees over the past 25 years, beginning soon after I had my gallbladder/appendix removed. I don't know if it is always the same condition or from different causes with overlaping symptoms. Originally, I had bloating and diarrhea which the Dr. said could be due to bile dumping?
What medications are you taking? Sometimes the side effects can cause bloating - prednisone is a big culprit. Look up the side effects of all your medications on the web. Extreme bloating could also be a signal of something wrong with your kidneys. Please let your rheumatologist know what is going on.
Prednisone can have some nasty side effects, especially at a relatively high dose that you're on. It can definitely affect blood glucose levels, cause low energy and horrid weight gain. Fortnately, many of these side effects go way pretty quickly once you're able to stop the meds. I wasn't real familiar with your condition/s so I did a little research.
I am not sure if the prednisone is related. I am not aware of GI side-effects of prednisone being as you described. On the left side, you worry about the spleen, pancreas, as well as upper GI disorders (i.e. an ulcer or inflammation). Bloating and gas can be related to irritable bowel as well as gallbladder disease. I would consider imaging the abdomen with a CT scan or ultrasound. An upper endoscopy or UGI series can be done to exclude an ulcer or inflammation.
Less serious side effects may include: insomnia, acne, dry skin, thinning skin, bruising or discoloration; increased sweating; headache, dizziness, spinning sensation; nausea, stomach pain, bloating; or changes in the shape or location of body fat. (http://www.drugs.com/prednisone.html) If your doctor has already advised you to stop the medication, do not worry. With your low dose you do not need longer time for tapering. Take care and keep us posted.
Obviously, you want to be on the prednisone for as short a time as possible to avoid long term side effects. However, NOT being on it is sometimes not an option. Everyone is different and can/will react to medications differently - and the side effects that one person experiences may not affect someone else with the same medication and dosage. So, unfortunately, it' simpossible for someone to tell you how long you can be on th eprednisone before side effects starting taking their toll.
Long story short you can't stay on steriods for a long period of time, so after 10 wks on the prednisone I was feeling great (except the side effects from steriods). Anyway, I've been off the prednisone for 11 weeks and my diarrhea and vomiting are back. I have seen 7 dr,s ( I don't capitilize dr's, because the 7 I've seen are'nt worthy of that respect!) Can anyone help me? I would sure appriciate any input. Thank you in advance and I hope good health for you!!
try ALOE VERA drinks...drink it every day! its an excellent anti-inflammatory withotu the side effects of the prednisone and related drugs. aloe vera has been known to cure inflammation problems, including arthritis in some people. it is also excellent for your skin. remember, ingesting is better than skin application!
My reseach on both medical sites and in these on-line forums indicates side effects may include bloating (sometimes related to the inability to burp), nausea & diarhea. I've been able to burp right away but I experience a frequent gag-inducing cough accompanied by dry heaves. I also find if I don't eat all morning I do better- my wheezing & cough eventually go away until several hours after I eat. So your quickly emptying stomach may be a hassle but good at controlling your GERD.
I am still waiting for an answer from the pharmaceutical company on the Humira, as I also have NO insurance. I am on Endocort (steroid with a LOT less side effects than prednisone), Pentassa, Depression meds, Trammadol (pain), percocet (pain), azathioprine 75mg. Still, I am in pain almost daily. Every once in a while I have a good day. I am really having a hard time, mentally and physically. I have always been very active, early to rise and then go go go go...
Oh yeah, on the good side, most of the unwanted, possible side-effects, are usually little to none with short term use ( a week or so), while the benefit can be great and last even after med is stopped. The prednisone will be especially effective for pain if the pain is a result of increased swelling/inflammation such as in arthritis.
I am glad that there is something they feel can help and that I don't need to go on Prednisone as I took way too much of that back when I had ulcerative colitis. I am hoping and praying that this drug will do the trick and start to relieve my pain and fatigue. I don't have copies of my blood work but will get them when I go back for my follow up in 8 weeks. Anyone out there who has this I welcome any advice you might have.
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