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Had been Prednisone for 14 days. Started at 20mg/day, increased to 40mg/day then stopped cold. Now having night sweats. Is it a withdrawal symptom?

Had been Prednisone for 14 days. Started at 20mg/day, increased to 40mg/day then stopped cold. Now having night sweats. Is it a withdrawal symptom?

No: A short course of prednisone should still be tapered, though the danger is little. The night sweats aren't withdrawal. You need proper medical workup including having your heart checked -- it would be a shame to miss endocarditis -- and a search for other causes. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more


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I used prednisone for 3 days for gout. 60mg first, then 40, 20.Stopped because of sweats. Will I get effects. Been off for 36 hrs. Little light head.?

I used prednisone for 3 days for gout. 60mg first, then 40, 20.Stopped because of sweats. Will I get effects. Been off for 36 hrs. Little light head.?

Sweating and: Light-headedness are well-known side effects of steroids and should go away a few days after you're off the prednisone. As dr. Namey noted, steroids are usually not the first line of treatment for gout, but there are times when non-steroidal antiinflammatories are either dangerous or can't be used (like in diabetics or patients with kidney disease), in which case Prednisone is used. ...Read more

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I'm currently taking prednisone Zoloft (sertraline) and plaquenil and have been waking drenched in sweat should I be concerned? What do I do about it?

Cannot diagnose: Have no idea why you are on these meds or what your medical history is, but you should not be having drenching sweats. See your doctor now and make sure you have not activated latent tuberculosis or have some other serious issue. Hope you get better soon. ...Read more

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I was prescribed Prednisone for a respiratory issue (two 20mg tablets 1x a day for 3 days). Since starting the Rx, I have experienced painful/burning urination, urine leaks when coughing, lower ab pain & night sweats. Could this be a UTI from the Rx?

Not from Prednisone: Steroids may have other side effects including insomnia, mania, weight gain, increased hunger. Prednisones will not cause a urinary tract infection, however you should get those checked out promptly. Simple infections can be easy to treat with an oral antibiotic for a couple of days as opposed to waiting longer or for symptoms to worsen and developing a more severe infection. ...Read more

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Is it ok to take prednisone for ashma flare up, when you also have a cold?

Yes: Frequently colds (viral illnesses) are a major trigger for asthma attacks. Prednisone can decrease the inflammation associated with nearly any asthma trigger including colds. ...Read more

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I was prescribed prednisone 40mg for 4 days with the taper but I stopped after 4 days cold turkey and I'm having problems-emerge I stopped after 4 days not knowing it could be a serious deal until I looked up the potential adrenal crisis and I need to kno

I was prescribed prednisone 40mg for 4 days with the taper but I stopped after 4 days cold turkey and I'm having problems-emerge I stopped after 4 days not knowing it could be a serious deal until I looked up the potential adrenal crisis and I need to kno

Not a problem: A brief course (4 days) of tapering steroids at a therapeutic dose does not set you up for an adrenal crisis. Stay on them for weeks & stop without a very gradual taper and you might. Pay more attention to listening to your doc and less to trying to second guess what they do and life will be easier. ...Read more

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Will the plan B pill interfere with prednisone or alka-seltzer cold medicine?

Will the plan B pill interfere with prednisone or alka-seltzer cold medicine?

Shouldn't but. ..: It is double strength BCPs. Any med can have weird interaction with another. There are plenty of good interaction checkers available on the Web and ask the pharmacist or your doc but in general, no. ...Read more

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I'm 21 & have been taking prednisone daily for 2 weeks (20 mg & now 10) due to mono. My doctor wants me to stop the 10 mg cold turkey. Is this safe?

I'm 21 & have been taking prednisone daily for 2 weeks (20 mg & now 10) due to mono. My doctor wants me to stop the 10 mg cold turkey. Is this safe?

Only 2wks so OK: Prednisone 20mg is not a high dose at all and only using for 2 wks, weaning is not necessary. You are 21 yr old and presumably have no other health issue, I would be very surprised if you feel anything at all from stopping the Prednisone at this stage. I wish you a speedy recovery from the mono (aka kissing disease). Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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Before a cold front came in my rheumatologist gave me a prednisone shot which helped a lot for a day, I thought fibromyalgia didn't respond to steroids?

Before a cold front came in my rheumatologist gave me a prednisone shot which helped a lot for a day, I thought fibromyalgia didn't respond to steroids?

Difference of Opini: It is believed that because level of cortisol is low in patients with fibromyalgia, so they recommend low doses of steroids.But there is difference of opinion by others do not believe in it
but steroid shot if it made you feel better for one day was not a good response to steroids in your case in my opinion
discuss with your doctor what he feels and reason for him/her giving you steroid shot. ...Read more

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I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?

I have Severe Bronchitis. My Dr gave me Tyl w/codeine for fever and coughing, plus a prednisone shot & pills, an antibiotic. Is Tyl #4 used for colds?

Its for your PAIN: Tylenol (acetaminophen) #4 is an Opiate Analgesic like Vicodin Used for PAIN. It contains 60mg of codeine and 300mg of Tylenol (acetaminophen). Codeine metabolizes into morphine (1/10th of the dose) so its about 6mg of oral morphine per does with Tylenol (acetaminophen) for the added pain relief. As Hydrocodone has been rescheduled to CII, it leaves physician's with codeine as the strongest opiate that can be refilled, less habit forming. ...Read more

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Bad congestion! Was sick two months ago w cold & seems to be back! Took Allegra (fexofenadine). .. Prednisone. .. Azelastine HCl., fluticasone nothing works! Help!

Bad congestion! Was sick two months ago w cold & seems to be back! Took Allegra (fexofenadine). .. Prednisone. .. Azelastine HCl., fluticasone nothing works! Help!

Go see your doctor!: You are taking way too many medications at the same time of which none of them will address your congestion. Best if you're seen, examined, evaluated and treated properly by a doctor vs. Guessing. This is not the time to self-medicate thinking you're saving time & money. Prednisone is not a normally used for colds, nor allergy meds as first line drugs. Get expert help! You'll save time. ...Read more

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Got RA. Have severe pain right knee can't walk can't sleep hurts bad. Had this nonstop for over week. Tried heat, cold, and on meds nd prednisone. Help?

Got RA. Have severe pain right knee can't walk can't sleep hurts bad. Had this nonstop for over week. Tried heat, cold, and on meds nd prednisone. Help?

May be an infection: You might have a septic joint hence the lack of response to your usual meds. You are on immunosuppressive medications so at greater risk for infection. Suggest you have your doctor examine your knee as soon as possible. ...Read more

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Sinus infection/cold in last two months; tonsils inflamed for 3 weeks and won't go away despite levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone for the sinus issue. No symptom?

Sinus infection/cold in last two months; tonsils inflamed for 3 weeks and won't go away despite levaquin (levofloxacin) and prednisone for the sinus issue. No symptom?

Tonsillitis: These organs are part of the immune system and when inflamed are generally doing their job appropriately. Occasionally they may be overwhelmed by infection and then have to be removed, but this decision is best made by frequency of symptomatic disease and examination by an ENT doctor. This is the person to go to if you want these tonsils examined. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have poison oak and poison ivy, im taking prescribed prednisone for it and now im breaking out in cold sores?

I have poison oak and poison ivy, im taking prescribed prednisone for it and now im breaking out in cold sores?

Cold sore flare up: Steroids are a double edged sword. If your rash was really that bad probably you needed the steroids, but now the immunosuppressive effect has allowed a different problem to arise. The cold sore virus, HSV-1, is always waiting to come out when the body is weak--through stress, other sickness (fever blisters) or medications. Hope u can wrap up the steroids soon. ...Read more

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Asthma attack. Saw doc today. She put me on pulmacourt prednisone, albuterol singulair (montelukast) amoxicilline OTC cold and flo nase. Getting worse after hr now?

Asthma attack. Saw doc today. She put me on pulmacourt prednisone, albuterol singulair (montelukast) amoxicilline OTC cold and flo nase. Getting worse after hr now?

If you have peak: Flow meter, and it is less than green zone after you have done all these treatments as prescribed, then you need to go to ER. You likely have been maximized on medications outside of the hospital at this point. You may need more aggressive treatments, including nebs, racemic epi or magnesium and IV meds. Please go to ER ASAP. ...Read more

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I went to a dr last week do to a cough cold possible infection. I got amoxicillin and prednisone, this worked but now my throat is tight and swollen?

I went to a dr last week do to a cough cold possible infection. I got amoxicillin and prednisone, this worked but now my throat is tight and swollen?

Recurrent strep: Throat? See your doctor. I hope this helps. If you still have any concern or additional questions about this contact me via a Video Consultation at my Virtual Practice web site: www. Healthtap. Com/dryetimyan ...Read more

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