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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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Why does prednisone make you tired?

Why does prednisone make you tired?

Generally not: If anything it can make you feel more energetic. ...Read more

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

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

Not likely . . .: 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. ...Read more

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Why does prednisone cause excessive urination and sugar craving and excess tiredness? I get this every time I take it. Anyway to curb sx?

Why does prednisone cause excessive urination and sugar craving and excess tiredness?  I get this every time I take it.  Anyway to curb sx?

Different Steroid: Steroids influence many of your bodies functions strongly and broadly. If you are having consistent problems with side effects from the prednisone. Talk to your doctor about other options when you require treatment with steroids. ...Read more

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Can prednisone make you tired?

Can prednisone make you tired?

Yes, but...: Different people have different reactions to prednisone. Prednisone can make a person tired, fussy, excited, irritable, etc... However, many illnesses can make a person tired, so one cannot simply blame tiredness on the Prednisone (the doctor can consider the various causes of the tiredness). ...Read more

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Can prednisone make a person tired?

Yes but why on pred: It depends why you are on prednisone. That may be the reason for your fati gue. Prednisone can interfere with quality sleep and this can cause fatigue. You can discuss your fatigue with your physician. Often daytime fatigue is due to poor quality of sleep and a sleep study may help. ...Read more

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Dizziness,vision blurriness, & confusion that lasts hours or days on/off x 3 yrs.Prednisone clears up sx. MD wants EEG.Worth it?Tired of useless tests

Dizziness,vision blurriness, & confusion that lasts hours or days on/off x 3 yrs.Prednisone clears up sx. MD wants EEG.Worth it?Tired of useless tests

Yes: These symptoms sound like central (brain) disorder. The EEG may give important information. The fact that prednisone helped may indicate an inflammatory disorder. See a neurologist. The fact that the symptoms have been present for 3 years strongly indicates that you should have an MRI of the brain. All these symptoms for such a long time really needs a neurological diagnosis ASAP. ...Read more

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Using plaquenil 200 mg twice a day and prednisone 5 mg daily. For rheumatoid im stiff and achy again. Will i need more meds my fatigue is bad too.

Using plaquenil 200 mg twice a day and prednisone 5 mg daily. For rheumatoid im stiff and achy again. Will i need more meds my fatigue is bad too.

Yes: If you have swelling or dynovitis you will require something stronger than plaquenil. The Prednisone should also be tapered. If this cannot be done without increased disease problems you will require stronger medication. ...Read more

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

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

Non specific symptom: 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. ...Read more

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