How long do prednisone side effects last

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1716896 tn?1308884362 I had the same thing happen recently, when I was treated for Stevens-Johnson syndrome brought, a reaction to allpurinol. I was given prednisone in very high doses, tapering off gradually, usually over three week period. Each time I tapered down to about 10 MGS, the rashes and itching began. I want to know if the rash will remit on its own, because I've had four short rounds of prednisone already and would prefer to stay away from it if I can. But the itching is fierce!
Avatar m tn The symptoms you describe are highly likely to be side effects from the prednisone. If you do not have any information leaflet with the medication, you can find information with regard to side effects on the web. There is also information with regard to contacting your doctor, pharmacist and reporting side effects to the FDA if you live in the US.
Avatar f tn I was going to write you back because I forgot to mention about the Gabapentin. Yes, I do read too much and then work myself up about side effects. I was supposed to take that for my leg tingling. After talking to you I feel like I will try it. The Pred is still questionable at this time. Don't apologize about anything, I'm just weird about taking new drugs. You sound so much like my Dr., very informative and helpful. I have enjoyed corresponding with you and hearing your words of wisdom.
2048234 tn?1330817700 Sometimes my legs feel heavy and my knees are swollen.. is it the same.. and how long does this last..?
Avatar n tn She is currently on the Prednisone medication, taking 40 mg a day. She would like to know any side effects that others have experienced taking this medication. Does anyone have any thoughts as to how long she might be on the Prednisone medication? Her ast level was 451, alt level was 471, as of April 16th. She just started the prednisone. She's been on it for 2 days. Any comments or thoughts would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
Avatar f tn Have you been diagnosed with MS? How long have you known? Whats going on with you that you had to have steroid treatments? I hope you feel better also.
471161 tn?1317194550 Might add that I've been on 400 mg of plaquenil and 10mg of prednisone a day for the last 19 yrs. and have suffered no negative side effects from either. Hope this helps.
Avatar n tn I have never gained weight on it but it does make me very hungry. Ironically my weird side effects to prednisone started after I got of off Effexor and Buspar and I wonder if the Effexor was suppressing the pain etc since it acts like Cymbalta and helps with nerve pain.
Avatar f tn Hi, so sorry to hear about your diagnosis and long term pred use. It really is a nasty drug. I have also had problems with swelling at the end or after coming off the stuff. I have talked with several other people who have had the bloathing last over a month after stopping the medicine. I have found that drinking LOTS of water is helpful. I hope your side effects go away quickly. God bless.
Avatar m tn He's also extremely hungry and thirsty. I've read that all of these are possible phenobarbital side effects. How long do these usually last before the dog gets used to the medication? I'm hoping that these are not signs that something else is wrong, though I am aware of the possibilities.
Avatar n tn 5 mg is a small dose for a human but for a tiny cat it would be much different. Prednisone has helped many people but it does have side effects, espicially long term use. It causes mood changes, depression, erritability, anxiety. Humans need to take Calcium and vitamin D daily because it affects the bones. Some of the other side effects:, increased appetite, weight gain, water retension, stomach problems, muscle atrophy, difficulty sleeping.
Avatar n tn I was reading about numbness and tingling in hands and feet and you make several references to long term side effects from quinolones. What do you reccomend in lieu of these antibiotics? I have recently (today) been prescribed Levaquin..Originally prescribed Keflex, but I had an allergy to amoxicillin 1 year ago--1 hive and some facial swelling--post dental surgery.At that time, I was put on prednisone and amoxicillin post an extraction--per the oral surgeon -"it was routine".
Avatar n tn how long do these withdrawals last if I'm on day 14 and was throwing up today and still feel all those symptons they say happens to you? i stopped cold turkey and i just want to know when all the pain will go away.
Avatar f tn Prednisone reduces the inflammatory response. A asthma flareup results in bronchial spasms twisting etc. causing wheezing and sever shortness of breath. These spasms are a inflammatory ressponse to a allergan trigger such as pollens or cigarrete smoke or anything you may be allergic to. Stress can also have severe bad effects on asthmatics. As well as COPD patients. Doctors know the bad effects of this drug. They use it with caution. Only keeping you on it as long as necessary.
1265027 tn?1284843551 Can someone please tell me how long it took for the side effects to go away? It has almost been 7 weeks for me. I am better but on 0.375 of Klonopin... Please help! I did not have any anxiety or panic symptoms before this. Thanks!
1744910 tn?1314203285 I had 5 days of IV solumedrol -- in the hospital, given every 6 hours. I had no problems, except lack of sleep, mostly a result of the hospital noise & 6-hr intervals. I will say that my blood sugar went up several times (I'm NOT diabetic), and I got insulin injections when it happened. I was told this is not unusual with IVSM, so if you get put on it, DO ask for blood sugar (finger-stick) testing. I'm not sure how the testing is handled if you are not an inpatient.
Avatar n tn You are not alone, I too suffer from extreme exhaustion and lots of long term side effects. I agree that it's hard to fight the system but you have to keep trying! Keep checking with different least that's what I'm doing, it just is NOT normal for an HCV SVR to experience this much fatigue (there must be something else wrong). You sound like a very caring man and she is lucky to have you. My best to you and your wife.
Avatar m tn Although steroids help my MS symptoms almost instantly, the side effects for me are bad enough that I will do most anything to avoid taking them again. My Questions are how long does solumedrol stay in the system? How long after a treatment can they effect you mentally? I always develop bad anxiety when on steroids. This last time I was on IV for three days and a taper for ten. I had to take klonipin for the anxiety the last two times.
217229 tn?1192766004 (and the reason that may be true is simply because the virus has been effectively and permanently ERADICATED) Lastly, remember that prednisone does have significant side effects whether or not you are SVR or have never been infected with HCV. But if you have a good doctor that knows you are SVR and a serious allergy or health condition that warrants its use, then in my opinion I wouldn't avoid taking it if I really needed it.
Avatar f tn (Think I am still there, maybe permanently now). Prednisone is a very, very powerful drug, so good and bad side effects. It shuts down your own adrenal system at anything over 5-7 mg a day I believe it is, so a whole bunch of psychiatric side effects are possible. Myself I was revved up, lots of energy, very out of it though and then horrible anxiety when they tried to taper me off - really painful. So welcome to the loonie club and we can all support each other....
Avatar f tn Please please please do your research when starting your pet on a new drug. Know the side effects. Read about how it works. Veterinarians are so busy, many don't have the time to explain the risks to you fully. My biggest regret is that we didn't read up about prednisone before putting our dog on it. If he wouldn't have started that prescription, he would still be here today.
Avatar n tn I was diagnosed an autoimmune cholangitis last spring and have been treated with prednisone 50mg/day and imuran (= azioprine, 100 mg/day) combined. I was feeling real bad, vertigo, emotionally upset, weakness, cramps, tinnitus... the list might continue. after 3 months the docs changed their idea and I progressively reduced my prednisone. azioprine could be stopped all in once. now I' about one month without meds.
Avatar n tn He has been sweating terribly, through a sheet and mattress pad. Is this a common side effect? Also he is sooooooo moody, how long does this last? Thanks in advance.
Avatar f tn The side effects I had from the steroids was hot flashes, facial flushing, increased night sweats and weight gain. I sweat a lot normally. I'm on Wellbutrin and it's one of the side effects but while I was getting the injections it was horrible. I'd sweat for no reason just sitting in my office chair. My night sweats got 10x worse. Everything has finally calmed down now 2 months after my last injection. I gained 10lbs in a month and I'm still trying to get rid of it.6 to go.
Avatar n tn If you've motivated to continue on with treatment, you will need a doctor both experienced in treating hepatitis c, and willing to fight side effects agressively. I don't know the extent of your skin problems, but many here have had bad skin problems (including rash) and continued treatment without reducing the medications. I agree re altitude probably not being a factor with the rash, although it could be a factor in terms of anemia. What is your genotype? How much liver damage do you have?
462771 tn?1358359443 I've been on it since February of this year. I do get flu-like side effects still. But they do not last as long now. Maybe 48 hours. I did have to go on an anti-depressant for the first time in my life. But I can not say it was Avonex alone that caused the depression. I think the mix of being dx'd with MS, the loss of some of my function, and the medications all mix together caused depression.
Avatar f tn I'm curious as to what kind of test they did that told you that your body reacted to corn the same way it reacts to gluten. How do you react to gluten, and how did you discover that you were gluten intolerant? I have 3 children with celiac disease---but there is a very specific test for celiac disease. I quite often don't react to medications like other people do, either. If you are eating foods that you know you have a problem with--that could be causing you problems.
Avatar n tn Seems he may be longer at this transition that he originally thought....any must be experiencing other side effects?
Avatar n tn What did the savella side effects do to some people i hear they are horrible?