Prednisone ???

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kygirl77
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/28/2009 7:34 PM (GMT -6)   
What are prednisone side affects? And why are there so many people against taking it?

qazwsx12
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Date Joined Nov 2008
Total Posts : 63
   Posted 6/28/2009 7:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Fatigue
Anxiety
Bloated
Moon Face
Personality change
brittle joints
Acne
greasy face/hair
monstrous appetite
short temper/snappy
bone loss
muscle weakness

that's from personal experience, I'm sure I'm forgetting at least a couple

pam222
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/28/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I have
acne (though that went away)
bloated face
short temper
extreme night sweats
purple spots on my stomach
trouble sleeping
hair loss (may have been from the Asacol)
and I'm pretty sure my blood sugar is messed up...I'll get the results at my appointment on Tuesday
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
20 mg Prednisone AM, 20 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success


sirenshooter
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   Posted 6/28/2009 7:53 PM (GMT -6)   
When I was on it, I exercised, they said I kept the weight off pretty well. I had the chubby face goin' on. As for mood swings... at school, I was constantly giggly, I felt high almost.. prolly from lack of oxygen laughing. But a home I could get pissy. I also had some hair loss, and it turns out my zinc was low. I might've had acne, I don't remember.

I know people also talk about some long-term side-effects on here, but I don't know what they are. Some bone-related things, I think? Someone fill us in?
19yr old female
Diagnosed with UC (pancolitis) in 2005 at age 15
2.5 tabs of Azathioprine 1xday / 2000mg Fish Oil 1xday /
500mg Turmeric 3xday / 1c Dandelion root tea 1xday
Arthritis in both knees (thanks UC)
Also: asthma, acid reflux, and Reynaud's Syndrome


kygirl77
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Date Joined Jun 2009
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   Posted 6/28/2009 8:21 PM (GMT -6)   
My mom had another brief stay in the hospital due to her flare. She'll be 70 next month so I've been trying to stay on top of things. Her doctor started her on pred, enough for two weeks. She's been having terrible shakes in her hands and is very dizzy and weak when she stands up. I didn't know if that could have been side effects from her meds. She was perfectly fine until her flare up about a month ago.

pam222
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   Posted 6/29/2009 8:09 AM (GMT -6)   
Is she anemic? That will cause her to feel like that, too
26 year old female
Diagnosed with unspecified UC 11/08 by flex. sig. as I was pregnant at the time and did not want to be put under for a colonoscopy
Breastfeeding my baby boy (born 4/8/09)
20 mg Prednisone AM, 20 mg PM (tapering from 60mg a day)
Started Remicade 6/11/09
Was on Asacol (2400mg or 3600mg a day) for 6 months with no success


jujub
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   Posted 6/29/2009 9:35 AM (GMT -6)   
Long-term side effects include thinning and aging of the skin, cataracts, diabetes and osteoporosis. Also it can cause a nasty condition called osteonecrosis in which the bone in one or more major joints (hips, knees, shoulders) dies and begins to necrose, or break down.
Judy
 
Ulcerative colitis forum co-moderator
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 


kops2da
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Date Joined Jun 2008
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   Posted 6/29/2009 5:49 PM (GMT -6)   

I have been on prednisone 5 months - tapering down now and on 5 mg.  The only side effects I worry about are long term.  I have liked prednisone.  Made my skin softer, arthritis much better, more energy and stopped my bleeding when on 40 mg. which returned at 10 mg.  But, dangerous to take long term especially for you younger folks!

ElaineNY


 
Senior - New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008   
Cannot tolerate mesalamines.  New specialist (June) - Cortifoam and Anusol three times a day for now.  Hope it works!
 
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD, Gas-X, vitamins, Calcium/D
Tylenol for knees and arthritis.
 
 
 

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