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Does Prednisone Give You 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
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
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?
I've recently come down with some sort of sinus, bronchial infection. Dr put me on amox. and prednisone. My energy is still horrible, my body still a?
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
It certainly can: Especially on the upper arms, back and shoulderes. ...Read more
I was prescribed prednisone 20mg two tablets daily for five days. Will this give me bad side effects even though I haven't been taking it very long ?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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