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vanity68
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   Posted 3/3/2017 12:06 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi everyone...please help...i had to take a 40mg dose of prednisone for an ear infection and bronchitis....my feet swelled the next day...once i stop it..how long before the swelling goes down? I'm not urinating near as much and stopped the med.....according to the half life, it should have been out of my system but the ankles are still swollen.....please please help.....i gained 7 pounds of water from that one dose...is this typical? smhair

straydog
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   Posted 3/3/2017 12:37 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello & welcome to Healing Well. Weight gain is common with steroids, but that is a lot. Call & get in to see your dr.. He can give you something else to take for the original issues.

Take care.
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vanity68
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   Posted 3/3/2017 12:41 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for the reply...my body is very sensitive...but i also finished a course of cefdir...not sure if that did it..but i've been off it since tuesday....i never had this type of reaction....

TroubledTurds
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   Posted 3/3/2017 8:31 PM (GMT -7)   
that is not a typical reaction to a single 40mg dose of pred -
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vanity68
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   Posted 3/3/2017 11:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it's so not typical. I always have weird responses to things.

wnorm
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   Posted 3/4/2017 5:42 PM (GMT -7)   
I just finished with a 5 day course of prednisone (25 mg/day) for idiopathic hives and pruritus refractory to conventional treatment. I had a subtotal colectomy with Ileosigmoid anastomosis about 3 1/2 weeks ago for colon inertia , pelvic floor issues, etc. For about 1 week before surgery and starting a few days after I was stricken with horrendous itch, rash, hives everywhere from my chin to mid thigh. I have mastocytic enterocolitis, collagenous colitis, atopic dermatitis, fibromyalgia, etc and a ton of food and drug allergies and intolerances. No body could figure out why this itch started. It was worse than any pain I have ever experienced. I had to wait until 3 weeks after surgery to take the prednisone because of the risk of an anastomosis leak. It worked well. However, the itch is starting to rear its ugly head again. This week I'm going for a consultation to an allergist to see if I qualify for the government-paid program of Xolair injections. Even If I could pay the $737 (Canadian) per month per injection, I cannot get any if I don't qualify. I am 64 and have osteoporosis, more upcoming surgeries, etc and don't want to stay on prednisone. The side-effects I felt were horrible insomnia, swollen ankles, migraines, mood swings, stomach pain, worse diarrhea, etc. I felt awful after getting off it, as there is no weaning after a 5 day course. I don't know if I gained weight as I did not go on the scale, but I probably did.

vanity68
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   Posted 3/4/2017 5:57 PM (GMT -7)   
Wnorm. Thank you for
Your response. I'm so sorry you are
Going through so much. It must be aweful.

wnorm
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   Posted 3/4/2017 6:01 PM (GMT -7)   
You are welcome.We are all going through bad stuff here.
BTW where can I find info on my surgery. I don't have an ostomy or chrohns or ulcertive colitis.
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