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I just got over a difficult lupus flare. I'm on day 4 of prednisone 15mg. My symptoms area gone, but why am I so drained? Prednisone usually give me energy.

I just got over a difficult lupus flare. I'm on day 4 of prednisone 15mg. My symptoms area gone, but why am I so drained? Prednisone usually give me energy.

Fatigue: Fatigue is one of the symptoms of lupus and is one of the hardest to go away. I would not be discouraged over that but would continue with the prescribed treatment. You should start feeling better as you go. ...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 to have lots of energy when I took prednisone. I felt wiped out the last 2 times I took it. Why would I have a paradoxical reaction like that?

Not paradoxical.: The effects of prednisone are far reaching and are not always predictable. I would not call this paradoxical - just some variation about the norm. ...Read more

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Is it ok to drink energy drinks (red rain) while on prednisone and accutane?

Is it ok to drink energy drinks (red rain) while on prednisone and accutane?

Very bad idea!: Prednisone induces Insulin resistance. This energy drink will spike and crash your blood sugar levels. By itself, it can cause arrhythmias! so, worse with Prednisone and bad by itself! ...Read more

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Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Can you take prednizone with a 5 hour energy drink?

Hyper : Prednisone already makes many people feel "bouncy". Throw in a stimulant and you may not feel well at all. You may also get indigestion or stomach pain. Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication and energy drinks often contain lots of caffeine. The combination may be too much for your stomach, too. ...Read more

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Is giving prednisone to a 15 month old child safe to do?

Is giving prednisone to a 15 month old child safe to do?

Depends: When given in recommended amounts for the right reason it is not only safe,it is the standard of care for many problems. Prednisone mimics a natural stress hormone made by the body.That's why we studied it and found out how to use it. ...Read more

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Does prednisone give you the shakes?

Does prednisone give you the shakes?

No : It is not clear what type of shaking you are talking about. Is it hands, whole body or some other body part. It does not cause shaking of any of above. Some patients do complain of mood change while taking prednisone. ...Read more

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My 1 yr old was prescribed prednisone 3 days for croup. After 1.5 days she is better can I stop giving her prednisone or do I have finish the dose?

My 1 yr old was prescribed prednisone 3 days for croup. After 1.5 days she is better can I stop giving her prednisone or do I have finish the dose?

Finish if tolerating: Croup is usually short lived, hence the shorter course already prescribed. It is possible that the symptoms could return once the prednisone wears off. I would recommend finishing the prescribed course. That being said, croup is often treated with a one time dose of decadron (dexamethasone) in the emergency department... but this is a longer acting steroid. ...Read more

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