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Does Prednisone Make You Tired
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
Doxycycline: Feeling tired is likely not a direct effect of this antibiotic. More likely, if you are feeling more tired than normal, it is a result of a combination of factors, including whatever the reason is for taking the antibiotic. Many people don't feel quite right while taking antibiotics. Try to eat well and get plenty of rest. ...Read more
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
It can: Anemia can cause people to feel cold, but more common symptoms would be low energy, heart pounding or racing with exercise or exertion, dizziness, or pale skin. Being cold all the time, especially when other people are comfortable, is a common symptom of hypothyroidism. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Doxycycline: Doxycycline is amongst one of the most commonly used and safest antibiotics available. Feeling tired or fatigue is a possible side effect of doxycycline, but the fatigue is generally tolerable and not profound. A long list of things can also cause fatigue including the condition doxycyline is being used for. ...Read more
Yes, see your doctor: Excessive thirst is a side effect of Prednisone however it can also be a sign of hyperglycemia (high blood sugar). Prednisone can cause you to have high blood pressure and high sugar, this can be dangerous and should be treated. You should see your doctor for evaluation. ...Read more
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