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How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.

How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.

Up to 3 days: However, that shouldn't be the case usually, some patients may experience prolonged biological effects with a relatively high dose as what you received few days after finishing the prescribed schedule, if symptoms stay or worsen, better call or see your doctor ...Read more

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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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After weaning off massive prednisone doses of 23 days (6of those days was 480 ml/day), how long can tremors (side effect prednisone) last?

After weaning off massive prednisone doses of 23 days (6of those days was 480 ml/day), how long can tremors (side effect prednisone) last?

In a few days.: The tremor effect, if present, usually does not last for more than a couple of days after stopping the drug (unless it was given in a Depo-Provera injection). Avoid caffeine and stimulant in the meanwhile. If the tremor continues for more than 72 hrs, I would look for other potential causes. ...Read more

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I'm in a bad UCTD flare. How long dose prednisone last. I'm needing some but my pharmacey is closed. I found some a year old. Is it still ok to take?

I'm in a bad UCTD flare. How long dose prednisone last. I'm needing some but my pharmacey is closed. I found some a year old. Is it still ok to take?

Likely: How were the pills stored? What is the expiration date? If the medication is still within the expiration date, it is okay to take it. If it past the expiry date, taking it will not do harm but it may not have full potency. ...Read more

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Taken 2 doses of mobic (meloxicam) and would like to swap to prednisone for quicker onset. How long do I have to wait to start prednisone after last dose of mobic (meloxicam)?

Taken 2 doses of mobic (meloxicam) and would like to swap to prednisone for quicker onset. How long do I have to wait to start prednisone after last dose of mobic (meloxicam)?

Not interchangeable: Mobic (meloxicam) is a non steroidal and is used as a general treatment or arthritis, bursitis, tendinitis, etc...Prednisone is only used as a powerful ant inflammatory in diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, vasculitis. It is not interchangeable with nsaids. You should only use Prednisone for these autoimmune type conditions and only with close supervision. ...Read more

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Can coming off prednisone make you tired and weak? Been tapering for 2 weeks. Last dose was Tuesday 5 mg. How long should this last for?

Can coming off prednisone make you tired and weak? Been tapering for 2 weeks. Last dose was Tuesday 5 mg. How long should this last for?

Reevalution: Prednisone is used to treat a variety of conditions. Worsening fatigue as Prednisone is tapered may be a sign that the original condition being treated may be flaring. Ante-evaluation would be in order. ...Read more

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On day 5 of 7 of prednisone (going 7654321-per day). Very fidgety will ride it out...When will this nervousness go away-after last dose?

Restlessness is: Considered a short-term side effect of Prednisone and should stop shortly. It likely has some dose-dependent property to this side effect, and you are almost done. The half-life of Prednisone is 1 hour, so it is out of your system 5 hours after taking it. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Feels like I need to defecate all the time. Is this related to being on prednisone? Just finished my 5 day dose last week and that's when this started

Feels like I need to defecate all the time. Is this related to being on prednisone? Just finished my 5 day dose last week and that's when this started

Chicken or egg here?: Hard to determine from your limited information if your concern as expressed reflects medication, or the underlying condition for which prednisone was prescribed. Why have you taken it? ...Read more

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Is Prednisone (6 day dose, 60, 60, 40, 40, 20, 20) really that bad for you? Read horror stories about steroids but need to break my migraine as last resort?

Is Prednisone (6 day dose, 60, 60, 40, 40, 20, 20) really that bad for you? Read horror stories about steroids but need to break my migraine as last resort?

Get Headache doctor: Make sure you are hooked up with a headache doc if your migraines are refractory to treatments. I'd be concerned you may be promoting your headaches with medication overuse phenomenon...dunno. But I see it a lot. Steroid tapers are written about but inconsistently effective. Other ways I believe are quicker and less risky. Write questions to me if you'd like: www. Healthtap. Com/drsaghafi ...Read more

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Hi I've been on prednisone 10mg for the last 2 months how long will it take to leave my system cheers?

Taper the dose: Long-term prednisone suppresses the normal hormonal production by your adrenal gland. The dose should be tapered (over 2-4 weeks) rather than being abruptly stopped. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last?

How long do the side effects of prednisone last?

It depends: It depends what side effect you are talking about. Weight gain, for instance can take weeks or months to reverse. ...Read more

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What are the most obvious symptoms of prednisone withdrawal and how long do they last?

What are the most obvious symptoms of prednisone withdrawal and how long do they last?

Depends: May depend on the dosage used and the duration of treatment. Stopping abruptly after a long course and high dosage can be a disaster causing life threatening results. More modest dosage may lead to joint pain when the anti-inflamatory effect of the Prednisone is removed. ...Read more

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What are drs referring to when they say "immunocompromised"? I take occasion week-long doses of prednisone every few months, am I immunocompromised?

See below: Immune compromised means the drug used to treat your immunologic or other disease has made you more susceptible to infections, including viruses, bacteria and fungi. Prednisone can do this but not nearly so severely as some of the newer biologics and immunosuppressive drugs such as Nextel, methotrexate. etc. ...Read more

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How long will I withdraw off iv prednisone after having 5 doses and no taper down?

Probably won't: Adrenal insufficiency (steroid withdrawl) is usually only an issue after long term therapy. Doses less than 60 mg for 5 days or less don't usually require a taper. ...Read more

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I stopped taking prednisone 2 days ago and have extreme nausea? How long does it last and what can I take for relief?

See physician: Hello Brenda. The answer to your question will depend on what dose of prednisone you were taking and for how long. Regardless, you should see your physician for assessment as serious symptoms can occur after stoppage with prolonged steroid use ...Read more

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I was on a 15day (60mg for 5days, 40mg for 5days, & 20mg for 5days) dose of prednisone for hives. How long will the meds continue to treat the hives?

I was on a 15day (60mg for 5days, 40mg for 5days, & 20mg for 5days) dose of prednisone for hives. How long will the meds continue to treat the hives?

Hives: Once you stop the Prednisone the hives may return. The most important way to stop the hives is to find the cause. You may want to see an Allergist to determine what is causing your hives. ...Read more

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How long do the blindness last when using 477 prednisone 20 mg?

What's the diagnosis: There are a variety of conditions for which prednisone could be used when people's vision are severely affected. Depends on what your diagnosis is....if you have optic neuritis from MS then, useful vision may take weeks to come back...baseline may not come back for up to 2 years. Other conditions such as vasculitis have variable outcomes usually weeks to months as well. ...Read more

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How long dose it take for your adrenal glands to start to work when you have been on prednisone for 9 months and are down to 6mgs now?

A long time (months): Considering you have been on steroids for a long period of time, it will take likely months with gradual titration of your steroid before adrenal recovery occurs. ...Read more

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How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.

Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more

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Can ibuprofen be taken with prednisone? The last dose was taken approximately 21 hours ago.

Can ibuprofen be taken with prednisone? The last dose was taken approximately 21 hours ago.

Yes but...: These can be taken together and they are very commonly prescribed as such but you have to be careful due to the increased risk of gastrointestinal bleeding especially if you have a history of stomach ulcers. Both can also cause swelling. Make sure you take them with food and if you develop abdominal upset hold them and talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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CFS and prednisone. Has anyone used this with therapeutic effect? Low dose (5mg) long term negative effects?

CFS and prednisone. Has anyone used this with therapeutic effect? Low dose (5mg) long term negative effects?

Not worth the risk: I personally have not seen prednisone used successfully in patients meeting the CDC definition for chronic fatigue syndrome. Long term Prednisone use even at Low dose, can post risk. ...Read more

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I hav pleurisy. So painful. So hard to breath. Hav had it bout 6 weeks. How long will this last. Ben on prednisone twice.

I hav pleurisy. So painful. So hard to breath. Hav had it bout 6 weeks. How long will this last. Ben on prednisone twice.

Pleurisy: Your history and symptoms of painful breathing warrant a trip to the emergency room for evaluation and treatment. Good luck. ...Read more

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I have pneumonia and pleualsy. Am in lots of pain and on tramadol and prednisone. How long does this usually last I am ttired and miserable. Do not?

I have pneumonia and pleualsy. Am in lots of pain and on tramadol and prednisone. How long does this usually last I am ttired and miserable. Do not?

Pneumonia: I believe that the Azithromycin is not strong enough to help you. If you have been on it for more then 48 hours and are not improving it may be best to ask your physician if you might need a different antibiotic. ...Read more

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Prednisone 20mg for 5 days for asthma/bronchial inflam: Last dose 1 week ago. RHR still elevated 10bpm above norm, anxiety, insomnia. How to recover?

Prednisone 20mg for 5 days for asthma/bronchial inflam: Last dose 1 week ago. RHR still elevated 10bpm above norm, anxiety, insomnia. How to recover?

Mgt: If you are having asthma symptoms such as cough, shortness of breath or wheezing currently, then you may need inhaled steroids. For acute symptoms, please follow your asthma action plan. An inbox consultation may be booked online, and this can include a review of your current medications. ...Read more

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..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?

..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?

Time and cause: Unfortunately, the duration of the problem and the cause of the pinched nerve will determine the duration of suffering and whether it can resolve on the treatment that you are undergoing right now. Knowledge of the source of the problem is imperative. Neck problems may also have a tmj/tmd componet and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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Took 20mg of prednisone for five days. I have bipolar and it threw me into a deep depression. How long will effects last before it is out of system?

Took 20mg of prednisone for five days. I have bipolar and it threw me into a deep depression. How long will effects last before it is out of system?

As long as weeks: Unless you abruptly stop it and/or utilize appropriate medications to alleviate the depression - antipsychotics, mood stabilizers, or even brief trial of an antidepressant. Even then it may be prolonged. If you were not aware of it you may want to try any other available option in treatment in the future knowing you have this susceptibility. Also, inform your md of your reaction and diagnosis. ...Read more

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I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

I have itchy blisters on forearms from flea bites. Highly sensitive to fleas. Bitten aug 3rd. How to treat this & how long will this last? Prednisone?

Insect bites: I would recommend that you apply ice directly to the bites and leave the ice in place for up to 30 minutes. Bites often are itchy for up to seven days. Prednisone is probably not a good idea. ...Read more

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Is Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg daily bad to be on longterm for POTS syndrome? How long is too long? Risk of osteoporosis? Is it better than low dose prednisone?

Is Florinef (fludrocortisone) 0.05 mg daily bad to be on longterm for POTS syndrome? How long is too long? Risk of osteoporosis? Is it better than low dose prednisone?

Ask your doctor: Postural Orthostasis maybe helped by florinef (fludrocortisone). As it seems you know it is not without risk. You need and deserve to have a full conversation with the prescribing physician not just a text commentary. That being said, there ARE other choices- usually more costly, but anything beats ffeeling woozy or passing out right? I personally would take it for a time. Hope this helps- stay well ...Read more

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I was prescribed 15mg of prednisone for my scalp and skin inflammation/irritation for two weeks. How long until I feel relief and is this a high dose?

Prednisone: Prednisone is a steroid medication. Oral preparations of steroids will take about 12-24 hours to feel clinical relief. 15 mg is not considered a high dose. In my opinion, a high dose would be over 60 mg a day. ...Read more

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