has anyone had a good experience with Prednisone? (by good I mean not "too bad", I know Pred is an awful drug that has a lot of side effects, but I'm under the impression that pretty much anyone that takes it is supposed to live a miserable life of side effects...).
Not me. All my experiences with Prednisone (or prednilisone, as it's known here) have been not "too bad" at all. Starting out on the high dose, I had more energy and it was good. No obvious bad side-effects. The only drawback to Pred for me was that the good things - the increased energy, reduction in Crohn's symptoms - wore off quickly once I reduced the dose.
But yeah, I've never had any problems with it. Was on a short course really recently. Hard to say if it worked 'cos I was on about
five other things at the same time, including antibiotics and Remicade.
PS: I suppose I should add I have never been on a long course of steroids though. A two-month taper has been the usual length of time for me, with a week spent at 40mg, week spent at 35mg, and so on, down to 0mg.
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