Prednisone again

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   Posted 1/28/2008 2:01 PM (GMT -7)   
I am almost 10 weeks pregnant (yea!) but in the last week have become very ill. I was doing very well for the first while but almost overnight I had massive flare up. My doctor is suggesting I go on low dose prednisone (6 pills/day). It has been almost 7 years since I took the drug so I wanted to ask a couple of questions....
1. How fast does it work? (the doctor made it sound like I should be better in no time).
2. Has anybody used this in pregnancy? My doctor said there is a very slight chance of oral cleft but that because I am later in my first trimester this shouldn't be a problem.

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Date Joined Dec 2007
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   Posted 1/28/2008 2:13 PM (GMT -7)   
There is a thread here about pred and pregnancy the success storys will probablly make you feel beter as they talk about their healthy babies. You didn't say what size pills so you could be talking between 6mb-120mg's but probably 60. I always feel better within hours of taking the first dose. If I take a dose of pred and then take a nap I wake up feeling as if I have been fixed. It usually takes a few days for the energy level to catch up and that is the last nap I take on Pred since after the first dose I have to take it as early as possible in order to sleep at night.

Congratulations on being pregnant!!!!
Babies are such a blessing.
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