Dose of prednisone for gout

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Avatar f tn The bone and skin issues and the vast majority of other possible side effects are associated with long term use of prednisone. If you need it for a week or so it isn't that big of a deal. I know that it is not recommended during TX because it does inhibit the immune system significantly - depending on dose. I have read of maybe 2 cases where it was suspected that big doses of prednisone may have contributed to a re-activation of HCV.
Avatar n tn I'm glad to see that I'm not the only one who is having the problem (well I'm not glad) and I thank you gus for the information. We must all detox the cure for HepC out of our systems. I believe that Gout is a side effect. Hang in there guys, study, research with love and let's keep each other informed.
461838 tn?1255793816 Had a horrible experience with Prednisone and treatment. Was only supposed to take it for 10 days for gout, but a careless Kaiser doctor had me on for 30 days. Man, it turned me into a first-class *****!
Avatar n tn I took prednisone for 12 days about a month and a half ago. Last week just sitting down in the evening, I noticed my ankles looked a little pain nothing. Since that day i've noticed that when i wake up in the morning, the ankles look much skinnier. Within a half hour of waking up i think they become slightly bigger. I can't really tell if they're swollen or not but they are definitely bigger than when i first wake up. They stay big the whole day.
Avatar m tn During each of the major bouts I was on Prednisone, 6MP and Remicade (2nd round) Remicade casued joint problems after the 1st year of use. Dose was increased up to 15mg/kg at the highest. Took it for 3 years total, before surgery. After 2006 surgery, Remicade was stopped, Crohn's was gone, but had a flare of gout for the first time in the hospital. The gout went away. Since then, I have high uric acid show up in my blood work a couple of times a year, I usually get checked monthly.
Avatar f tn If I take the prednisone along with the methotrexate I know it can help me gain remission with the RA but if I take it, there goes my eye! I wonder about a lesser dose of prednisone and what will happen to my eye. I don't know what to do.
199177 tn?1490502134 The Chinese herb Bupleurum has been used for 2,000 years to rehabilitate the liver. Traditionally, Bupleurum-based formulas are used for extended periods of time in cases of chronic hepatitis and other liver disorders. These classic formulas include Minor Bupleurum; Bupleurum and Paeony; and, Bupleurum and "Dragon Bone". Herbs associated with relaxing and strengthening the nervous system Scullcap (Scutellaria lateriflora herb). Scullcap is a broad spectrum nervine tonic.
212059 tn?1292942129 Yes, prednisone is a steroid. I was on it for a month because of an ear infection. While on the prednisone, it totally stopped my PVCs. They returned shortly after the medication ran out. I'm not sure why the prednisone stopped them. Maybe the steroid "strengthened" the heart, or maybe it was a placebo from the steroids making me feel like I was literally 18 years old again.
429155 tn?1205676864 30, back to bed, and after a lot of thrashing about, holy of holies I sleep for 3 hrs, wake up and dressing gown is drenched in sweat, back to bed get another 1hrs sleep, then up at 07:30. It's now Monday. Monday 0945.Am feeling a bit better now, go see boss at work to explain ( goes ok ). then have a drive round, I find I am noticing things I took for granted before, things are in much sharper focus. Although I had real bad stomach cramps, the Flu like symtoms have all but gone.
Avatar n tn 5 mg of prednisone equivalents, and low-intermediate–dose exposure as less than 7.5 mg of prednisone equivalents or inhaled corticosteroids." My guess is that if you are no longer using prednisone, you probably won't get another afib episode.
Avatar m tn During each of the major bouts I was on Prednisone, 6MP and Remicade (2nd round) Remicade casued joint problems after the 1st year of use. Dose was increased up to 15mg/kg at the highest. Took it for 3 years total, before surgery. After 2006 surgery, Remicade was stopped, Crohn's was gone, but had a flare of gout for the first time in the hospital. The gout went away. Since then, I have high uric acid show up in my blood work a couple of times a year, I usually get checked monthly.
Avatar m tn The odds with current retreatment are to low for me go through that again. Upping dose is absolutley out of the question for me. Word has it vx-950 is the magic bullet. I start clinical trial in January. One more shot at svr.
Avatar m tn We discussed a variety of possibilities (cellulitis, Lyme disease, hepatitis, gout) none of which appears to fit. She said Hepatitis fits some of my symptoms (but not the swelling), so she did a blood test to eliminate that (haven't gotten the results yet). She flat-out told me she was stumped.
Avatar f tn So lately I've been taking 2.5mg of Prednisone (which makes symptoms vanish, even on low dose) and eating extremely healthy. I'm hoping it just goes away, but I have no idea how to treat it. Should I just let it be inflamed, as doctors say, each night? Or should I stay the course? Please help.
444337 tn?1428077110 i've also had a brutal case of gout in both feet for about the same time for which I cannot take pain medication. don't know if the gout is causing the fever or the tx. currently bedridden and cannot walk at all. kidney doc said I can't take anything for the gout or fever and I'm in pure misery. only sleep a couple of hours a night.
Avatar n tn Have any of you other guys tried the florinef or cortisone while taking the T4? Jimlow , you said low doses of prednisone helped but high doses or none was bad. have you tried folrinef and are you currently on the T4? Juanita, I know you take armour. Have they ever given you any steroid ? Also I was wondering why they keep increasing your dose. The fact that you adapt after two agonizing weeks is scary.
Avatar n tn Due to this, I demanded a biopsy and the FSGS diagnosis was found. I was on a high dose of Prednisone for a year (100 mg daily) plus 100 mg of cyclosporin for about 6 months. This really did not do anything for me other than cause me many nasty side effects, which made me feel worse than having FSGS, so I asked the nephrologist to allow me to get off. I was slowly weaned off the meds, but remained on the lisinopril.
Avatar n tn even low-grade congestive heart failure can cause swelling, though it would be unusual for it to occur suddenly and around the same time as diagnosing and controlling diabetes. One other way-out-there thought: did your husband also get diagnosed with high cholesterol and/or start taking Lipitor or some other cholesterol-lowering drug?
Avatar f tn My primary has ordered blood test for RA, lupus, ms,gout and other things. All the test came back several times negative for these things.I have recently been seeing a Rheumatologist since 2010 and she also has done a barrage of blood work and xrays that have come back inconclusive. Yet I have had to have fluid drained from my knees that looked like softballs and been given cortisone injections.
Avatar n tn The condition may be preceded by an infection of some kind and the presence of polymyositis has been linked to the presence of some cancers. Symptoms The symptoms of polymyositis are similar for people of all ages, but the disease usually develops more abruptly in children than in adults.
Avatar n tn Four days of 10 mg prednisone, for example. Then he might try a diuretic, such as furosemide of Lasix, for a week. All the time taking precise observations of the swelling. Of course those suggestions would all have to be written in an imaginary novel. Don't give up. You have to find a physician that takes you seriously and has a genuine interest in your problem. They do exist.
487621 tn?1322613297 They started me on Levothyroxine 50mcg. I also started on a statin for the cholesterol and allopurinol for the gout. I feel like I am left out in the dark with no flashlight! After being on the med for a month, my family doctor says he will test the blood in another six weeks. Shouldn't I be checked every six weeks until it's normal? I am still tired and run down, wanting to sleep all day long.
Avatar f tn he wakes up the next day hurting all over, joints swelled, feet hurting, shoulders, you name it. Can't get out of bed for another 3 or 4 days. His RA test came back negative. Of course his appetite isn't all that great but he's managing with all other sides. My question this how it's going to be the rest of the 48 weeks? How can he keep going on like this? Will it ever get any better?
712042 tn?1254572809 I underwent another cath as a way of a diagnosis by exclusion. They were pretty confident of the diagnosis they were to confirm. In the process of testing ( which consisted of adenosine, then recovery/opening with acetylcholine) I arrested and it took them a couple of minutes to get me back. I was awake/conscious for most it and was even pleased when the docs were able to reproduce my symptoms!
544292 tn?1268886268 The length of time withdrawal symptoms occur can range from a couple of days to weeks depending on how high your dose was and how long you were on the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be reduced by discontinuing use of the drug slowly (i.e., gradually reducing the daily dose). Tramadol is more complex than other opiate and opiate-like medications because it also appears to have actions on the GABAergic, noradrenergic, and serotonergic systems in the brain.
Avatar m tn The Rheumatologist did a lot of blood work, for things like Lupus and Rheumatoid Arthritis, all of which was negative. He also had me try a few different NSAID (1 week on high dose of aleve, 1 week on voltaren, 1 week on celebrex, and 2 weeks on mobic).
Avatar n tn I have no intention on following up with this doctor, I received a blood transfusion in 1981 and have no history of illegal drug use or alcoholism (I don't drink at all, it killed my Dad). His treatment of me was unkind and I asked for a copy of my records. Here's my information...
Avatar n tn In my case, the benign explanation (thus far) for a sharp persistent pain of several weeks duration is an inflammation of the costal bone bordering the heart. Huh? No jokes about bleeding heart liberals, please. Well, if you insist....
223152 tn?1346981971 Approval of tela and boce will be a huge win for our community after all of these years of waiting. They will allow an enormous amount of people to svr in the coming years while even more effective drugs are developed with hopefully less toxicity.
2040403 tn?1329850640 When I told him how my ankle/foot swelled up, turned red and had a burning sensation but almost completely alleviated my sciatica pain, he looked at me like I was from another planet and informed me that this was NOT a side effect of this drug and that I must have had something else like Gout or Cellulitis going on at the time. After a brief discussion, we decided together that I would try the Neurontin again as it was very effective for me.