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Dermatomyositis Cancer Prednisone Ovarian
Can you tell me about the link of addison's disease and dermatomyositis? I've been tapering for months from 10mg of prednisone and am now down to 5mg.
You seem to be confu: Addison's is not treated with tapered prednisone. Dermatomyositis is. Do you have a cancer causing dermatomyositis? Prednisone may increase fungus infections ; may cause adrenal insufficiency. Be sure you discuss these problems with your drs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
Are peeling armpits a common symptom of dermatomyositis or can it be as a result of the prednisone I am taking?
Is it ok to take a daily oral steroid for asthma like, pulmicort, when you are already taking methotrexate and prednisone 9 mg, for dermatomyositis?
Is it necessary that there is an underlying cancer in dermatomyositis and poly myosotis? And does the condition vary from person to person or same?
Oral Steroids: Oral steroids, more often than not, tend to be anti-tumor and are actually used quite frequently in chemotherapy regimens. Anabolic steroids used for nefarious means can lead to cysts and/or tumors, most often on the liver. Usually the doses and uses of Anabolic steroids are significantly higher than the medications of which you speak. And are often obtained in illegal ways increasing there danger. ...Read more
Does it mean it is cancer if I have thrombocytopenia and have been taking prednisone for quite a while now, but the platelets keep getting low?
Should know diagnosi: What is the diagnosis made by your treating doctors?. Please find out as there are many causes for low platelets. One of the common ones is called itp ( idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura). This is a chronic problem but it is not cancer. If the steroids do not help, the next best option of treatment is to remove the spleen(splenectomy) which can induce a remission. There are other new medical tr. ...Read more
What to do if I have thrombocytopenia and What to do if I have been taking prednisone for quite a while now, but the platelets keep getting low. could it be cancer?
High blood pressure n taking prednisone. Spit some blood other day think im still doing it. Blood is tiny. What can be the reason? Hope not cancer.
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