Prednisolone withdrawal symptoms

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Avatar f tn I am on prednisolone 7.5mg every other day. i am a young teenage girl and the bloatedness it causes in my face is really depressing me. is there anything i can do?? also, since my kidney transplant last october, my belly has become very bloated and i look pregnant. what can i do . i have had a lot of operations also.
Avatar f tn Hi I know this is not an eye forum but I thought some of you folks might have some info regarding prednisolone... I have heart failure due to chemo which I had for cancer at age ten. The heart is being treated well as I'm on heart and blood pressure meds. Iv recently had a re activation of toxoplasmosis in my eye for which I was put on prednisolone. I started by IV 300mg for three days at the hospital, then put at 50mg for 7 days, 40mg for 7 days, 30mg for 7 days...
Avatar m tn Otherwise, you're waiting until Monday, and that is a long time in this situation. You also need to know what to do about the prednisone, since sudden withdrawal can cause symptoms. I don't know if the two or three days that he was on it was enough to cause that kind of problem. So maybe you really do need to call the vet. Here, we have emergency veterinary clinics that you can go to over the weekend, if necessary.
Avatar f tn Ive been taken of 500mgs of Tegretol (carbamazepine) twice daily, I mean a dead halt to takign the tablets and had them replaced with Lyrica (pregabalin) 75mg once daily, just increased to twice daily so ive no idea whether the symptoms im having are due the the infusion or a withdrawal from the carbamazepine or a side effect of the pregabalin or a combination of all of them OR just the MS thats getting worse despite the IV steroids.
Avatar m tn vomited 10 times today, dizzy, headache, very weak, temors, chills, no energy, feels strange, etc). However, her doctor (an ENT) told her simply to drink plenty of fluids. Should she seek alternate treatment? Could this be serious?
Avatar m tn However it is advised to wean off the drug gradually by reducing the dosage to half after a week’s time as this reduces withdrawal symptoms. The common withdrawal symptoms include joint pains, muscle pains, nausea, vomiting, fatigue, headache, hypotension etc. Hope this helps. Best.
Avatar n tn I would see a different doctor soon or, at least get a second opinion. Not knowing what dose you were on and just assuming you were started on prednisolone either Iv or pill form in the hospital until the time it was discontinued without taper, I would put my worry out of my misery by seeing another doctor. Especially, since you described "horrible withdrawal symptoms" (again, not knowing what they are) besides the anxiety you are experiencing, which is also concerning.
Avatar f tn Those are all symptoms of prednisone withdrawal. I have yet to figure out how to correctly post a link but will send this and if you will type it into your address search bar it will pull the article about steroid withdrawal.Or you can just google it. I hope you feel better soon. http://arthritis.about.
Avatar m tn In the nervous system, it can cause depression and psychosis. Prednisolone can also aggravate pre-existing seizure disorder. 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.
Avatar f tn Gilberts syndrome was the cause for my jaundice but doctors have told me that this is not anything that can be treated and should not cause me any problems. All of my symptoms were controlled by Azathiaprine and prednisolone. When I was diagnosed at age 11 I did not fully understand the severity of my disease and once I was put on medication I didn’t feel any different to my peers.
Avatar f tn Should you have any adrenal hormonal issues, I'm afraid, you might suffer the consequences of suppressing your adrenals even further (adrenal suppression is a direct effect for all patients on steroids, regardless of levels of adrenal function, within just weeks of starting (withdrawal symptoms can start just after a week on prednisolone as your adrenals cease to produce adequate amounts of adrenal hormones ) Please be very careful and become more proactive.
446896 tn?1237806342 htm Prolonged use of prednisolone can depress the ability of body's adrenal glands to produce corticosteroids. Abruptly stopping prednisolone in these individuals can cause symptoms of corticosteroid insufficiency due to adrenal suppression. Adrenal suppression refers to the body’s inability to synthesize natural corticosteroids, resulting in a dependency on the prednisone taken by the patient.
Avatar n tn I am in touch with my surgeon on a regular basis especially since my wife is also an MD in Pharmacology. He has opined that this could be due to withdrawal symptoms of Prednisolone Acetate 1% eye drops. And although I have tapered the dose thrice over a period of 3 months, the problem of reddishness of the operated (right) eye and the pain of eye ball persist periodically.
Avatar f tn Eventually I had to pull myself out of my program due to lack of health improvement, so here I am, June 19th living at home and still not feeling myself. My symptoms have improved but I have little motivation and always feel weak and fatigued. I am not myself and do not know if I am fatigued from my disease or do I have depression?
2048234 tn?1330817700 If you are on it for an extended period of time it can cause some withdrawal symptoms just like any other steroid. My wife was on it for over a month and she had no side effects when she stopped taking it. Take it for a week to treat the pneumonia. You'll be fine.
563594 tn?1309586732 Do not start the med and then abruptly stop it unless Doctor tells you, otherwise serious withdrawal symptoms could result such as rebound inflammation, fatigue, weakness, fever, dizziness, Depression, fainting, orthostatic hypotension (this is where you stand up, blood pressure goes down and you could black out). Main thing pay close attention to gastrointestinal while on med and definately take as prescribed. ( I got this info from my nursing drug handbook).
1477978 tn?1289505731 Both of the drugs are corticosteroids with pretty much the same effect on illness prescribed for and side effects(weight gain,cushingoid features,insomnia,fat deposits on back and stomach,thinning and bruising of skin,irritability,etc all of these are more pronounced the longer you take the med) Methylpred(Medrol) is available as a parenteral prep so it can be given orally,thru an intramuscular injection or an IV preparation.Prednisone is an oral medication.
Avatar m tn Prednisolone 60mg/4days, Taper over 2 weeks. Betahistine 16mg/tds for 1 month Recommended Steam Inhalations/ Yogic Nostril Breathing Exercise/Yawning Exercising Magnesium Supplements 250mg/day over next 2 months. I am Anecdotally Feeling Little Better. Audiograph was Flat, both ears, Left significantly worse. Definately Some Conductive Loss. It happenned over night, I can't believe it. Anymore Suggestions?
Avatar m tn She is at stage 3 that means her liver has the ability to compensate therefore she should be feeling quite well. Symptoms of cirrhosis don't normally manifest until the final stage (stage 4) of cirrhosis. However she does need to be cautious with everything ingested to include medication to avoid rapid progression of her disease. She should be recieving treatment from a transplant facility as they have the ability to give her the best care possible.
Avatar f tn Not to be a downer, but they have recently cracked down on docs and they won't let them refill scripts without seeing patients. I know I hear in my doc office that they check for last visit before they refill and I have to see all my docs regularly so I can get refills - which means I spend a lot of time *ugh* in doc offices. So it might not be him - but a clinic rule to prevent abuse. See if you can see another doctor who has other hours that are more helpful to your schedule?
Avatar f tn I had something like this when i was 19 and did eye tests to show eyes were fine and it either went away or my brain got used to it, it was always there but i found out not long ago i needed glasses so my vision was blurred but since then i had asthma return so the Doctor gave me Prednisolone which brought back these symptoms which i experienced when i was 19, i am 28 now.
Avatar f tn The diarrhea wont last forever! It will finally settle down as will all of your physical symptoms, you just need a little more time! Just ride it out as best you can. Youre in panic mode right now and your post seems to indicate that you believe that you will have diarrhea for the rest of your life-- YOU WONT! Maybe try a different anti-diarrheal since the immodium isnt working for you. Do you have Pepto Bismo? or Kaeopectate? something like that. Hang in there, you will get through this!
Avatar n tn i have been taking prednisolone for 6 weeks and in the past 2 weeks got moon face really bad. seems to have just come overnight then got really bad quickly. i was on 50mg for 2 weeks and 40mg for 2 weeks, down to 30 now for a week and im tapering off 10mg a week so should be on 10mg in 3 weeks. is this a long time to be on prednisolone? im not sure what long term is? does anyone know if moonface will go away as i reach lower levels or do you have to be completley off?
181575 tn?1250202386 Disadvantages of peginterferon therapy are parenteral administration, frequent side effects (especially flu-like symptoms, depression or irritability, and cytopenias), need for more intensive laboratory monitoring, contraindication in advanced liver disease, and higher cost.
Avatar n tn The entire vaginal area is very itchy and if I scratch or rub the skin at all I often give myself one of these tears. It seems as if the skin is very thin. There are no other symptoms that I am aware of. I have had blood work and a biopsy done. Some of the things that I was tested for were; genital herpes, lichen sclerosus, lichen simplex chronicus, lichen planus, vulvar vestibulitis. All results came back negative. The biopsy tested positive for "healing ulcers".
Avatar m tn So, this word of advice to anyone whose dog is on phenobarb, who is terrified by symptoms that mimic an aggressive brain tumor--don't panic. It might be a tumor (heck, my dog still might have a tumor), but it is also possible that it's the phenobarbital. Try to keep a log of what your dog does every day. Does he stop tripping one day? Does he manage to stand all through dinner one day? The progress is very slow. But if it's just drug side effects, it will get better.