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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Why does prednisone make you tired?

Generally not

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If anything it can make you feel more energetic.
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Dr. Ronald Krauser answered:

Does prednisone make you tired?

No

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If anything, prednisone has the opposite effect.
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

I feel very tired all the time. I am taking 5mg prednisone daily plus 2x Seretide 500. Is tiredness a side effect?

Not likely . . .

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Seretide is sold in States as Serevent (salmeterol), which along w/Prednisone, suggests that you have either COPD or asthma. Feeling tired all the time isn't really a side effect of these meds (if anything, it's opposite effect of what's experienced w/Prednisone). Therefore you need to go see your family doc (or who prescribed these meds) and tell him/her what you wrote. Perhaps not enough O2.
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Dr. Tracy Lovell answered:

Would methotrexate be a good choice for my dysautonomia/CFS? inflamation, fatigue my biggest symp's. prednisone helps but can't stay on it of course.

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we do not typically use methotrexate for that and prednisone is not typically used for that either. you might want to discuss with doctor and/or consider seeking a second opinion
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Dr. Douglas Mund answered:

What are possible causes of repeated ANA 1:640 where prednisone helps sx of rashes,fatigue, dizziness,jt &muscle aches when all other labs are (-)?

Lupus most likely

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You are describing a complex of symptoms and findings consistent with Lupus. The positive ANA, rash and joint pain gives you a 75% likelihood fo having lupus. All these symptoms are responsive to prednisone. Looking for other possible areas of involvement such as blood or kidney abnormalities is important. See a rheumatologist
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Dr. Richard Mangus answered:

I am taking 100 mg azathioprine; 25 mg prednisone for crohns flare. I have constant headache and fatigue. Side effect?

Non specific symptom

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Unfortunately, headache and fatigue are non-specific. You are on relatively high doses of azathioprine and prednisone. The prednisone is a steroid. Side effects include trouble sleeping, nervousness, heartburn. Azathioprine suppresses immune system. Side effects include nausea, vomiting, poor appetite. The Crohn's flare alone can cause fatigue and headache, just like any illness.
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Dr. Leto Quarles answered:

I have multiple unexplained bruising on my hip and leg (one side) as well as leg aches and fatigue, on Prednisone 20mg a day for a week, is it linked?

Probably related

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Prednisone makes the skin and blood vessels fragile, so much more prone to easy bruising with normal daily activity, for example if you sleep on the side where the bruising is. Muscle aches and fatigue can also be related either to the Prednisone itself, or to whatever condition the Prednisone is being used to treat. If the leg is also swollen, see your doctor to be sure it's not a blood clot.
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Dr. Alvin B. Lin answered:

Dr has me on 40mgs a day prednisone for 5days, no taper. will I likely have bad fatigue, side effects when I stop it? going from 40 to none sounds bad

Prednisone burst

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Short bursts of high dose corticosteroids don't require a taper as opposed to chronic use of medium to high doses.
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Dr. Thomas J. Shen answered:

I've had watery lungs chronic cough fatigue + mucus in sputum-1/1/14. I've taken augmentin and prednisone. Recurring cold sxs. I've seen 2 drs. Help!

Many possibilities

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A chest x-ray and a CT sinus may give a clue as to infectious etiologies. If your symptoms continue a visit to an allergist, pulmonologist or ENT may be in order. Some viruses can cause a chronic cough for months after the initial infection.
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