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Am on prednisone and insulin. Gained a lot if weight. Cannot take appetite reducers. Tried dieting, but too hungry. What can cut appetite naturall?

Am on prednisone and insulin. Gained a lot if weight. Cannot take appetite reducers.  Tried dieting, but too hungry. What can cut appetite naturall?

Eat righy: It is what you eat that counts. If you have no discipline nothing will help. Eat small meals every 3 hours, minimize carbs, no sweets, no sodas of any kind including diet, no snacking, drink 8 oz of water every hour. ...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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Not diagnosed with diabetes yet, but can diabetes make you consistently fatigued & really hungry? Like, post-prednisone hungery!?!

Not diagnosed with diabetes yet, but can diabetes make you consistently fatigued & really hungry? Like, post-prednisone hungery!?!

Yes: uncontrolled diabetes can cause fatigue, increased hunger and thirst, increased urination, weight loss, dizziness, increased infections. It is a simple test to get a blood sugar level done, you should see your doctor about your symptoms. ...Read more

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What does prednisone do?

What does prednisone do?

Stress hormone: Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day. A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your hormone response as an anti-inflammatory to avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid. ...Read more

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How does prednisone work?

How does prednisone work?

See details: Prednisone works by suppressing the immune system. By doing this it stabilizes the immune system if it is overactive. It also works as an anti-inflammatory. ...Read more

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What time to take prednisone?

Morning: Prednisone can affect your sleep, so best to take in the morning. Also, taking it in the morning will best mimick what the body's own production of steroid is like. ...Read more

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Is prednisone safe in general?

Is prednisone safe in general?

Yes and no: There are always side effects that need to be monitored. It is a valuable medication and has saved and kept alive many people. A lot of its toxicity is due to long term use. Your physician will guide you as to the side effects and how you should approach them and how to prevent the side effects. ...Read more

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Is expired prednisone still good?

Is expired prednisone still good?

Expired meds: It depends a lot on how long ago it expired. The expiry dates of medications are generally conservative figures chosen in order to work in worst-case scenarios. As long as the meds are not too terribly long out of date, were stored under recommended conditions and are not being used to treat critical or time-sensitive conditions, it is not unreasonable to try them. ...Read more

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What is the half-life of prednisone?

Short-acting drug: Prednisone itself has a half-life of about an hour, but it is converted in the body to prednisolone, which lasts about a day. Some people either lack or have lower activity of the enzyme that converts prednisone, and it is a less effective medication in those people. For that reason, some doctors prescribe methyprednisolone (medrol), which is more bioavailable, and also lasts about a day. ...Read more

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Can prednisone be used for mythamia gravis?

Can prednisone be used for mythamia gravis?

Myasthenia gravis?: Myasthenia gravis can be treated with prednisone.There are several therapies available to help reduce and improve muscle weakness. Medications used to treat the disorder include anticholinesterase agents such as Neostigmine and pyridostigmine, which help improve neuromuscular transmission and increase strength. Immunosuppressive drugs such as cyclosporine, and azathioprine may be used. Surgery to. ...Read more

Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Increased Appetite (Definition)

Increased appetite is a clinical finding in which a person feels more hungry than ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more