PREDNISONE....How to stop the side effects..........

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   Posted 6/22/2008 12:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I am taking 20mg. of prednisone daily(in the morning).  So far things have been going well for me.  Out of nowhere yesterday just after dinner I became very ill.  I started going very light headed and then proceeded to vomit.  And so far this morning it has taken me 2 hours to get out of bed as I can't stay upright for more then a few minutes. 
Has anyone had side effects like this? 

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   Posted 6/22/2008 12:47 PM (GMT -6)   
Have you called your doctor? How long have you been on the pred? What other meds are you on?
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   Posted 6/22/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I think it is unusual to be allergic to prednisone. If I were you I would call your doctor. And of course it's a Sunday.......If you call the pharmacist, they are often very helpful too. Hope you feel better very soon, Bellski
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   Posted 6/22/2008 4:21 PM (GMT -6)   
Call your doc. I've never had that with Prednisone. It IS very hard on the stomach so always take it with a meal.
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   Posted 6/22/2008 7:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Ive been on 40mg for 4 weeks and im feeling the side effects hard this time. i get light headed and hot flashes. I get really nauseated but i dont vomit. I felt like i could though sometimes. I just started taking prevacid before i take the pred. I think its helping me not feel so nauseas.
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40mg prednisone daily. (Been on prednisone 5mg-40mg for the past year)
Now down to 30mg

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   Posted 6/23/2008 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
Id always eat before taking it.

Maybe you could be allergic to the coating around the pill ? thats not unheard of.
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   Posted 6/23/2008 7:06 AM (GMT -6)   
Try breaking up the dose throughout the day.  When I'm on Prednisone, I can't take it once a day like my doctor prescribed.  If I'm on 40 mg, I take 10 mg - 4x a day.  If I'm on 20 mg, I take 5 mg - 4x a day.  My body tolerates it much better because it stays consistently in my body.  Before I tried taking it this way, I would get really sick a few hours before I was due to take my dose so breaking it up made that stop.

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