If your doctor tells you that you need prednisone in order to control your illness, then the side effects, no matter what they are, are, in my opinion, worth it. I believe that prednisone helped quiet my lupus, so the interminable nights with no sleep, the broken teeth, and the osteopenia, the moon face and weight gain were worth it. I grant you that life was not easy for a long time, but the quality off my life now is 100 percent better than it was prior to having taken prednisone. And by the way, my mood changes were for the positive, which I think is unusual, but one can hope.
SLE, fibro, renauds, restless leg, hiatal hernia, double vision, migraines, costocondritis.
plaquenil, neurontin 1200mg, synthroid, spironolactone, actonel, niaspan, simcor, lunesta, cymbalta 90mg, norco 10, vitamin D, Calcium, Multi Vit. Fish Oil, low strength aspirin