Prednisone 5 day pak 5 mg per tablet

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   Posted 5/26/2017 3:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi everyone , starting tomorrow I'm taking a 5 day of prednisone for recurring sinus infections which they believe are from allergies.

They are 5 mg tablets and I take 6 the first day, then go on to 5, the next , then 4 and so on.

I'm worried about the side effects

Weight gain.
Increased anxiety

Will I have a problem with this ?

Thanks !!!

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   Posted 5/27/2017 10:17 AM (GMT -6)   
Rmartinez, since this is a short course you should be ok. A few weeks ago my daughter had to do the same thing for other problems. Weight gain on a short course is usually water retention, that can happen. If you get the munchies eat healthy snacks, carrots & stuff like that. Each person is different on how they react, however, they are required by law to list any potential side effect. Keep in mind it may not happen to you.

Take care.
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Julie Scheibe
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   Posted 5/27/2017 10:55 AM (GMT -6)   
I have spent my life on and off prednisone, a steroid medication, that, for one, helps keep allergy conditions under control when they flare up past what is helpful for the body. It sounds like this was true in your case, as well, and your doctor decided to prescribed steroids. Normal reactions to steroids include: insomnia, increased appetite, and irritability, and a slight rounding of the face. However, at the short course prescribed, these side effects should be minimal if there at all.

Post Edited (Julie Scheibe) : 5/27/2017 10:40:11 AM (GMT-6)

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