People have differing degrees of sensitivity to steroids. In my case, I get insomnia from hydrocortisone suppositories. 40 mg of Pred put me over the moon - not sleeping at all, really irritable and feeling really bad. Others can take Pred with only minimal side effects.
Although pharmacists learn about
a lot of medications in school, like most of us the knowledge they retain the best is what they use most often. I'd say your pharmacist isn't very familiar with steroid therapies, because she's dead wrong about
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Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001. Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006. Colazal, Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Chronic joint/connective tissue/muscle pain; TKR 05/09
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