Prednisone withdrawal pain

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I was put on prednisone for my lungs. its a 7 day treatment but I am reading its very addictive. what do I do? I dont want to get addicted to anything else.
The 2 big ones are the moon face and prednisone skin. Skin becomes very fragile and tears easily. Mood swings are also common with prednisone tx.
Ended 5-day Prednisone doses yesterday. I'm in terrible pain today. Every part of my body hurts, including my face. My mood took a huge crash at dinnertime My mom took me out to eat and tried to be nice to me which is making me feel like a crappy person because I don't really enjoy going out to eat....like most everything else. I just don't enjoy doing anything. My physical health seems to be coincidiing with my mental health lately as well. Going to see pulmonoligist on Mon.
Can I stop taking the prednisone after one dose of 2 20mg pills or will I suffer sever withdrawal and potentially hazardous reactions? Is it safe to just stop taking prednisone after a single 40mg dose?
My suggestion would be, if you DO start experiencing any symptoms of withdrawal of prednisone (increasing pain, increasing fatigue, etc), contact your doctor - he/she may want to slow your taper even more or perhaps even increase your dose for a short time and then start the taper again.
abdominal, stomach, or back pain, dizziness, fever, loss of appetite, muscle or joint pain, reappearance of disease symptoms, shortness of breath, unexplained headaches (frequent or continuing), unusual tiredness or weakness, vomiting or rapid weight loss. http://ibdcrohns.about.com/cs/prescriptiondrugs/p/medprednisone.htm Prolonged use of prednisolone can depress the ability of body's adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids.
Thank you for your reply. I was recently dx with SLE and was on a short term Prednisone treatment until my follow-up. I'm 37 now but when I was around 13-14yrs old I had "osteochondritis" in my knees and was pretty bad and the Dr. way back then put me on Methylprednisolone for a short time.
I take them in the morning and they help me have energy, but I do have legitimate aches and pains and did when I started taking them. I have been on Prednisone for about 6 years and in the last few months have gotten off. I am thrilled and would like to be off Percocet. I dont know if my symptoms are from the Percocet use itself at this point. I have not taken any since Sunday night and it is now Friday morning.
3 teenagers, son diagnosed with Diabetes type I, separated from husband, head pain ... it goes on. I had a bad reaction - suicidal while on oral prednisone years ago, so vowed to avoid it as much as possible. I am even afraid to take prednisone to taper the effects. Any suggestions? ... Its been 5 days after my treatment so I don't want to start all over again with the side effects ...
was off them for about a month about 3 months ago. now ive been back snorting my script about 200mg a day for back pain.. ive been reading this forum for a while contemplating quitting this crap.. anyway i plan on stopping on saturday of this weekend. its my girlfriends graduation which is bad considering how i know ill be feeling. But this isnt something im going to allow myself to miss because ive been such an idiot with these meds...
Congrats on the decision to stop. From the info you gave they shouldnt be too bad at all. Just a little flu like but thats a small dose compared to others including myslef. Everybody is different, I was close to 240mg of oxycontin a day, stopped CT and the WD's were not that bad at all. Good luck!
i developed Arthritis (usually 3 weeks after I took remicade its so bad I can not walk after a week of it starting) then came the Migraines, PTSD, and I tested posotive for ANA Lupeis. I thought I couldnt take the pain of everyday but, I cant take the pain of taking pain meds and being dope sick because the VA wont fill my script unless I go to PTSD Counseling. In my opinion the VA in Cincinnati is rude and cruel to its people...
Since then, I've had pain in my back and feet. I've heard that Prednisone encourages arthritis. Anyone else heard this or have problems? For the past 6 months, I'm in constant pain and am now being told it might be Fibromyalgia. One good way to get rid of the pain . . . Prednisone! I don't want to go there again. Any suggestions? Any solutions to the moon face or help with the weight loss?
Within the last 3 weeks I have begun the withdrawal process - which, by the way, mimics withdrawal from Heroin. I am doing o.k. other than the uncontrollable anger, dizziness and debilitating sweats. Anyone know of anything natural that I can take to alleviate the withdrawal symptoms? I am determined to rid myself of this most horrible medication. And, apparently, as long as you do not express your concerns about Paxil to your doctor the prescriptions will continue.
With my own research, I am reading that my symptoms may well be withdrawal from my scopolomine patch. My question is whether this sounds like what may be causing my problem and if so, now what? What is the best course of action to get through the incapacitating symptoms and get off this patch?
I've tried to get off Paxil recently and had the WORST problems. After researching and talking to people who have gotten off (or tried to get off) of the drug I am horrified that Paxil is still being prescribed. I am also AMAZED that a DOCTOR would actually say that this isn't dangerous, or that it isn't the PAXIL!?!? Are you kidding? How much were you paid to say that? Paxil DID help with my panic attacks. Did not cure or stop them, but helped.
This was okay at the beginning but to compensate for the pain and get off of the Prednisone I started taking more Lortab. I hate being on Prednisone, you gain weight that is impossible to get rid of unless you stop the medication. I am not going to lie, I am a very "vain" person and did have an eating disorder when I was in high school so any weight gain still gets me from time to time.
I've been on hydromorphone 4mg BID for a couple years for DDD, hip, and arthritis type pain. Some days I may only take one 4mg tab - others I might take 3 tabs over the course of the day - it all depends on my pain level. The only side effect is some memory problems but that might be age related??? I also take 800 mg Advil BID and Prednisone PRN. My question is - if I stop taking the hydromorphone, will I suffer a withdrawal? As doses go, is 4mg a large dose?
I started taking percocet nine years ago, given to me by an eye doctor for glaucoma, secondary to cataract surgery. I was 36 years old. Stopped the percocet. Withdrawal symptoms were diagnosed as fibromyalgia. Have been on klonopin & ultram since then. Drs vistis too numerous to mention. No dr.came up that my fatigue and pain were due to the meds. Pain due to the 4 hrs. after klonopin wore off. Had decided to try an antidepressant for my "symptoms.
I have feeling so I know this test will be uncomfortable but I am willing to have this done so MAYBE we can get to the bottom of what is going on with me and they can get this pain under control again. They have me taking Lortab 5/500 mg for the pain...they want me to go on Prednisone again but after the last incident with them, I am not gonna get this one filled. OK - Just wanted to fill everyone in on what is happening. Will write more after the test on the 8th to keep everyone informed.
The pain is withdrawal - the pred is a much higher, longer dose. You have to wean down a bit and then adjust to the cortef. Pred can tend to make you feel a bit better, but in the end, it does a lot more damage to your body in the long run. You have to adjust to the cortef, and you may need florinef, increased salt (which you may have needed on pred, too), keep hydrated, and you may have to experiment with the times you take the cortef until you find the right time for you (e.g. 2pm vs 4pm).
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
The doctor at the clinic I go to (he is a GP, have not been able to see a rheumatologist yet) started me on 60mg/day of Prednisone roughly 3 months ago. After about a month he told me to reduce to 40mg/day. I did that, and then as I was starting to experience more and more side effects - and didn't have another appointment with my doctor for almost two months - I took it upon myself to taper down to 20mg/day.
I am waiting for medical assistance to be able to have surgery on my back for which I am being treated with pain medicine. My problem is that I am addicted and I always run out before I have money or another RX to refill and I start to experience horrible withdrawal , mostly just the full body anxiety and hot/cold sweats that makes every minute feel like an hour and I get close to being suicidal becuz I am willing to do anything to make the feeling stop.
The last dose was in October from my primary care provider and was 60 mg for 7 days. Withdrawal from that was horrible pain, but it was needed for a para-flu virus that almost had me in the hospital twice. That would have meant IV steroids. So I am very thankful I avoided that.
He is considering reverting to Hydrocortisone (instead of Prednisone). Since prednisone stays in one's system for much longer than hydrocortisone, could he still have an ACTH Stim test? If so, how? Also, since he is feeling better (but not completely himself) he is considering hiking a mountain this week. Should I be concerned? He has not yet been given the tools or meds to give himself an injection. I am new to this forum.
MY PERSONAL DIARY OF OXYCONTIN WITHDRAWAL. May I briefly fill in a little background.I am David aged 55 and employed as a postman/driver/sorter, well up until 38 months ago I had never been into hospital,well boy was that about to change.
are you still experiencing heart palpitations now? What kind of pain do you have? There is rebound pain that does seem to increase when stopping. It usually subsides and then you can use otc meds.heat or ice.
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