Prednisone withdrawal treatment

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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.
I was taking 20mg prednisone twice daily for 3 weeks, and my last dose was monday night. Today is Thursday, and I am developing an itchy rash over my whole body, do you think it is related? Also, my heart rate is also 104 at rest and I have a dull headache.
I would have never thought prednisone withdrawal would be so difficult. I am hangin' in there and staying positive. Thank you very much Foggy2. It seems the fatigue is the hardest to deal with. I have never experienced fatigue in such an extreme fashion. I am concerned with the last month which will be 1mg every other day. So far it seems I am just one of those people that do better dropping .5mg at a time. Now that I think back I should have been dropping.
If you don't need it then don't take it but if you are taking prednisone, do taper your dose rather than stopping cold turkey. Sudden prednisone withdrawal can be very dangerous so be careful. There is no upside in agonizing over whether it may have negatively impacted your treatment. If you are really that anxious about it then you might consider getting a PCR/TMA test and see if you're still undetectable.
Hello, I had an allergic reaction to an unknown substance two weeks ago, and was given a taper regime of Prednisone, after my visit to the ER. The first 5 days I took 60mg, the next 5 I took 40mg, and the last 5 days 20 mg. Tomorrow is my last day/pill. This is my first time taking Prednisone and I have had a TERRIBLE experience on this drug!
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.
If, you have taken it for a long time, your adrenal gland function may be completely suppressed and the symptoms you experience, those of adrenal insufficiency, rather than due to the disease for which you are taking the prednisone. If, however, the illness for which you are taking the prednisone is causing your symptoms, when the dose is reduced, that would be an indication that you may need to take the drug even longer to treat the disease.
FIrst of all - I had no energy booster (I took it for fatigue and vertigo this time). And now the withdrawal worse than ever! I've slept almost all day yesterday and all night (rare with medrol!) and am still feeling awfully: headache is killing me, I'm very dizzy and lightheaded, and I'm soooo tired! Please share your ideas about that. How long might it take for steroids to kick in and withdrawal effects to go away? I might be panicking so I need a voice of reason.
I'm on a treatment as we speak because I started having panick and anxiety attacks after an allergy treatment (Prednisone for 7 days). Thanks to this wonderful drug, my GABA and Serotonine levels decreased so I didn't have any "Brakes" as your brain starts to go out of sync. I would recommend anyone who has this symptoms to read "The Edge Effect", it explains everything in there. Good Luck everyone!
Hi, I have been diagnosed with Rheumatoid Arthritis. I am 25 & am on Prednisone(60mg),salasapyrin(500mg)& Plaquenil(200mg) per day. I have developed a large moon shaped face. I am swollen in the face & neck & hate what it is doing to my face. Will this swelling & fluid go away when I come off the steroids in five weeks? It is causing me to be depressed & family have noticed the change in my face & are worried for my health.
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.
In conclusion, despite clinical evidence that the use of steroids aggravates recurrence of HCV, our in vitro study suggests that there is no direct stimulatory effect of steroids on the replication of HCV. As such, the increased viral loads after high-dose steroid treatment are more likely due to a downregulation of the immune response. In such patients, a dampened immune response allows viruses like HCV to replicate free of immune-mediated killing of their host cells.
Fast forward 1 1/2 years, I started having a lot of Arthritic pain in my hands that I needed to start taking steroids (Prednisone) as well as the Lortab again. 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 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.
Certain precautions that your physician would be taking care of are, using the lowest possible dose, for the shortest time, alternate day dosing can be followed if possible, and gradual withdrawal to limit the adrenal suppression. Usually a treatment for more than 3 weeks is taken as long term. I cannot advise the dose, which can cause neurological symptoms and side effects. Consult your physician for the needful in your case. Take care.
Yes, I will continue to taper, and have studied up enough to know that I need to go slower and slower the lower it gets. I had gone in for a scheduled appointment in November, which is when the doctor instructed me to drop from 60mg/day to 40mg/day (no taper). That I did. Went to the clinic for an unscheduled visit in beginning of December due to concerns I was developing bronchitis - visit was brief and he did not bring up the prednisone.
Hey you guys, My endo was going to put me on prednisone yesterday but I suggested the florinef instead. He was very apprehensive but said he was at a loss as to what else to do. He gave me the 0.1 mg dose and I took it and 12.5 ug of levoxyl. I can give it a tentative thumbs up. We'll give it a few days and see how it goes. Another interesting site I found is a yahoo group called adrenal recovery.
HELP!!! I had my third and final Steroid Treatment yesterday afternoon and I just discovered after waking with a sore throat this afternoon that my right side of my throat has 4 white "lesions" on it and it feels like I am swallowing bubblegum! Could this be related to the treatment and is there anything I should do? I have had strep in the past but don't remember how serious it is or if it could be more serious due to the steroid treatment?
http://www.dpeg.org/treatment/methadone_withdrawal.htm To answer your question... everyone is different but generally, it has been found that following opiate detox, there are two periods of protracted withdrawal. The first (or sub-acute withdrawal) lasts 2-8 weeks and people describe moderate to severe insomnia and fatigue, low energy, and other depressive symptoms. This is quite variable but is sometimes difficult for people to tolerate. Unfortunately medications have only a limited effect.
YES, 8 months past treatment and relapse I have been depressed and it seems to come out of no where just like before treatment off and on over the years I was not depressed on treatment just moody and fatigue looking back I should have taken something however I have never had much luck with antidepressants they always made me feel zoned out. I have been so disappointed the depression has come back post treatment.
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.
com/Q/How_bad_is_Tramadol_withdrawal Question - How bad is Tramadol WIthdrawal? Answer - Ultram (Tramadol) Withdrawal Tramadol is highly addictive. Normally your doctor would reduce intake slowly. Various withdrawal effects may include shakes, shivers, diarrhea, nausea, and possible flu-like symptoms. Not all people experience will all withdrawal symptoms, and some people may experience others not listed here.
When I heard this I was so distraught that I immediately went cold turkey off all my meds, including the benzo I'd been taking for sleep since prednisone treatment. I nearly had a seizure. I remained on a low dose of benzo and tried to desperately manage my debilitating pelvic and abdominal pain naturally. I was referred to the pain clinic at the hospital where I was the only patient not on any opiates.
I am in Canada and I just kept hearing steroids (prednisone) as the only promoted treatment, but I knew it was not right for me, and I knew the treatment results with it were somewhat sketchy. So, I went back to my family doctor and we networked until I found a world leading researcher in immunology - I go to his clinic now.
Hi, I just posted a similar question...Believe me, you're not the only one! I just finished treatment last Wed. I feel like withdrawal symptoms...My thoughts? These are strong drugs even if they aren't as strong as older SOC. They are prolly going to mess with your dopamine levels, etc (maybe) particularly in women, as we have more hormonal issues. That's just what I think because I'm in the exact same boat as you. But like Hector said, did you just finish 3 months?
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If you dont have someone to be honest with and talk about not only the physical withdrawal but also the mental withdrawal. I would be happy to talk with you. You can do it!. I had aartificial disc replace ment and im down to 1/4 of a 7.5percocet a day from 100 fentanyl patch and 90mg of percs a day.
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