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A 43-year-old member asked:

Side effects of taking prednisone?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 49 years experience
Yes.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly.

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Can you tell me about side effects while taking prednisone?

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Steroids are safe...: ...especially when taken for a short period of time. Common adverse effects include mood swings, increased appetitie , increased water retention and weight gain. Most patients tolerate them reasonably well though.
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What are the side effects of stopping prednisone?

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May need taper: As steroids may cause suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, withdrawal and discontinuation of a corticosteroid, such as prednisone, should be done slowly and carefully to prevent adrenal insufficiency.
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What are side effects from coming off prednisone ?

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Dr. Sewa Legha
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Varied: Most people feel tired and may have aches and pains. Often the joints may feel stiif or hurt(arthralgias). Appetite may be diminished too. It is like coming of a pep pill..So there is a run down feeling for a few days before you feel back to normal well being.
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What are some side effects of prednisone?

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Prednisone side effects?

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Dr. Douglas Mund
Rheumatology 47 years experience
Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone( called osteonecrosis).
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