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Is Having Hot Flashes A Normal Side Effect Of Prednisone
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
I just started 20mg prednisone tonight for bronchitis. I took it at 8pm & its now 1:40am. I'm having hot flashes & I'm only 19. How do I control this side effect? I don't like it, but I can't breathe.
Drug reaction: 20-40% of persons who take Prednisone have an adverse reaction to it. This will subside tonight, but you need to call your doctor in the am and clearly tell him/her about this. Do not keep taking it unless absolutely necessary. Side effects could get worse and result in tragedy. There are ways around these effects, but you and your doctor need specialist consultation. Now. ...Read more
Is it normal for a 17yr to have hot flashes, only on 10mg of prednisone for SLE and my face barely gets red when there are hot flashes?
Are hot flashes and jitters side effects of a prednisone *injection* given for asthma attack? I am an overweight but healthy female, 44 years old.
I was put back on prednisone this morning for my 5th time in 6 months. I NEVER had a reaction to it, but I have a HA and hot flashes. Should I worry?
I'm 67 long past menopause but I've been experiencing "hot flashes" again. I take 10 mg of prednisone daily and a shot of methotrexate weekly. Are these drugs causing flashes?
Possibly: Hormones are a type of steroid. They have similar chemical pathways in which your body can process them. It is also possible that you are having a side effect similar to a hot flash. ...Read more
Was dx w/ BOOP Pneumonia & prednisone is only treatment. Weaned off prednisone 5 days ago. Was on it a month @ 40mg how long will hot flashes last?
Up to: Two weeks. A proper diet-low in processed carbohydrates and high in fruit is very helpfull with this. Hope your breathing better. ...Read more
I'm 36, started getting hot flashes ~1 wk after I stopped Nuva Ring. It's been 1 month, and I still get them several times day/night. Side effect or?
I had an orchiectomy removal of testicle I am having hot flashes and my feet get hot and sweaty Is that a side effect. If so what is cure?
Here are some...: Asking your surgeon (urologist) is the better way to get instant answer fitting your clinical scenario. Bilateral orchiectomy induces the state of andropause like menopoause, which is characterized with hot flash and sweating of variable degree; there is no cure but modifying with mental acceptance + judicious use of progesterone, estrogen, antidepressants, . More? Ask experts timely. ...Read more
My husband chf, and only pumps 17 pre. Today he is very dizziy, tried, soure, and is haveing hot flashes. Could this be a side effect of low potassium?
I was recently prescribed 20mg of Prednisone 2x a day for 5 days. On 2nd day I started to throw-up burb occasionally. Is this a normal side effect?
Been on prednisone 60mg for 4 days and I have awful leg/calf pain and ankle pain like I need to massage it. Is this a normal side effect that will go?
Oncologist started me on Effexor (venlafaxine) XR for the hot flashes from tamoxifen. Taking it for 1 week extremely tired & nausea. Will benefits outweigh sideeffect?
Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc.
I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more
Many side effects: Prednisone has many possible side effects. Immediate effects may include: higher blood pressure, increased appetite, weight gain, headache, disrupted sleep, and mood changes (pleasant *or* irritable). If one takes it for much longer than daily for ten days straight, other side effects may occur, including changes in physical appearance and dependence on the medication. ...Read more
Not usually: Steroids generally suppress inflammation which is often the source of pain, and therefore the pain is diminished. Steroids can also, depending on the doses and duration of administration, produce destruction to muscle tissues and that may (but not commonly) create pain. Sounds like you should go back to the doctor who prescribed this (do you have rheumatoid arthritis?). ...Read more
Not usually: Prednisone is a steroid antiinflammatory. It is used in asthmatics and COPD to decrease inflammation in the chest so in those cases would decrease chest tightness. If you are having chest tightness after taking prednisone you need to let your prescribing doctor know and ask them if you should stop the medication. ...Read more
I can't take the flippen side effect of prednisone anymore I just can't I want to just stop it. I hate feeling uncomfortable in my skin and mad.
Prednisone can: Sometimes have some pretty significant side effects. I am sorry this is happening to you. I would not stop your medication without fully consulting with your medical provider. One - thought - add in acupuncture. It can be very helpful for this type of reaction. You might be amazed at how much more comfortable you can feel even on the prednisone. Take care. ...Read more
Is heartburn a typical side effect of Prednisone? Taken w omeprazole and last 2 times still bad gerd, unusual for me
Or any cortisone derivative medication has upper gastrointestinal effects and heartburn, upper GI pain are common. Omeprazole is NOT and ACUTE treatment thus unless you take it regularly it may not help! An H-2 Blocker (eg: PEPCID (famotidine) AC) may offer sopme protective value as will TAKING THE PERDNISONE WITH MILK!!!!
Hope this helpsd!
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Tapering down on prednisone and took dose of methotrexate yesterday. Blood in stool and when wiping this morning. Side effect of prednisone? Tx? End?
Yes: Without knowing what your reaction is I can't tell you if I think it is an allergic reaction to prednisone. However, some patients can become allergic to oral or injectable steroids such as prednisone. These patients may be able to tolerate other forms of steroid. They can be tested by an allergist to determine the best course of action. ...Read more
Need to know what:
We need to know what type of joint pain. To some this will be counter intuitive as prednisone can help some types of joint pain. We need to know what type of health problem you are are taking prednisone for. Is the pain you have joint, or muscle? What other medical issues do you have?
Your physicians will help you clarify these issues. ...Read more
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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