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Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?

Is prednisone a medication for TMJ and is it effective?

TMJ - Prednisone: Tmj disorders are about tooth grinding or alterations in bite, except in uncommon circumstances such as jaw trauma from boxing or a car wreck. Anything that relieves inflammation in the joint is helpful. Prednisone is helpful for tmj, but should not be used on a regular basis, as many side effects are common with long term use of steroids. Go see your dentist, if pain persists. ...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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Can medications like prednisone be taken with alchohol?

Can medications like prednisone be taken with alchohol?

Yes, but...: While on prednsone drink little or very moderately. Why? Prednisone makes the lining of the stomach much more vulnerable to any irritant, which includes etoh (alcohol). Dilute beverages are much preferred like beer. But not much, since both agents can cause gatritis and GI bleeding. ...Read more

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Could I drink when I'm on prednisone medication?

Could I drink when I'm on prednisone medication?

Not recommended.: Steroids make the body fight a disease process but also makes it easier to develop an ulcer of the stomach.
Would not do this while taking prednisone ...Read more

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Is prednisone the best medication to reduce inflammation from nerves?

Is prednisone the best medication to reduce inflammation from nerves?

I would disagree: Since you do not describe your diagnosis, I cannot really answer other than generically. An inflammatory polyneuritis such as Guillain-Barre or CIDP are best treated with IVIG or plasmapheresis, and steroids are not the best approach here. This is far more complicated and would suggest Concierge or IN Box consult here onsite. ...Read more

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I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

I have pancreatitis caused by medication (prednisone 50mg) I would like to know what foods I can't eat and what foods I should eat. Thanks?

Protein: The pancreas is a large gland in your upper abdomen, behind your intestine and stomach, which produces enzymes to digest foods, particularly carbohydrate and fats. The two main enzymes are amylase and lipase, and levels of these two chemicals can be measured in your blood when you have pancreatitis. So to your question, a high protein diet may be the best choice when your pancreatitis is active. ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: prednisone?

PREDNISONE A STEROID: 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 on minerals like potassium. ...Read more

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Are there alternate medications for prednisone?

Depends: There may be alternitives to prednisone, but it depends on what disease is being treated. ...Read more

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HX diabetes II. Allergic rxn to possible medication. Stopped all meds, and on prednisone 40mg for last 5 days. Sugar 250. Wht num is dangerously high?

HX diabetes II. Allergic rxn to possible medication. Stopped all meds, and on prednisone 40mg for last 5 days. Sugar 250. Wht num is dangerously high?

250 is OK: 250 for a short time on prednisone is usually nothing to worry about. Any change in sugar levels which causes you symptoms is a concern. If you are not able to drink enough fluids to keep up with the amount you loose in urine then your sugar levels require treatment. If you run over 400 there is a higher risk of acid buildup or dehydration. Over 600 the risk goes much higher ...Read more

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I was diagnosed for sarcoidosis/pulminary problem. I am on prednisone. I am feeling okay but I was told I have to take medication long time is it okay?

I was diagnosed for sarcoidosis/pulminary problem. I am on prednisone. I am feeling okay but I was told I have to take medication long time is it okay?

What can you do?: Prednisone is heaven sent, yet it causes so many issues as well. There has to be a balance struck between the positive and the negative of prednisone. Your doctors are best judge in helping you determining that. ...Read more

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My husband is 32 years old with left sided exopthalmos, he is on medication of tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day? Does he need to take again prednisone and how long?

My husband is 32 years old with left sided exopthalmos, he is on medication of tapazole (methimazole) 5mg a day? Does he need to take again prednisone and how long?

Possibly: It sounds like your husband has graves disease. Taking tapazole (methimazole) controls the thyroid level but does not affect his eyes if the exophthalmos is due to graves disease. Prednisone can be helpful if there is a lot of inflammation associated with his eyes. This needs to be evaluated by an ophthalmologist with expertise in graves eye disease, typically a neuro-ophthalmologist. ...Read more

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I take my daily medications of prednisone and immuran and plaquniel for sle but there is flaring always what should I do?

I take my daily medications of prednisone and immuran and plaquniel for sle but there is flaring always what should I do?

Consider Benlysta (belimumab): Speak to your rheumatologist. A newer drug, benlysta, (belimumab) may be effective in this situation. ...Read more

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Is there an alternative medication to open up the lungs and assist with breathing besides puffers and prednisone?

Is there an alternative medication to open up the lungs and assist with breathing besides puffers and prednisone?

DOC: Check with your doc.

There are many medications for opening up the lungs, such as ipra, atro, inhaled steroids, daliresp, (roflumilast) laba and so on. ...Read more

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On prednisone for bronchitis. Wont be doing any smoking but marijuana itself will not have any negative affects on my medication? Say edibles?

Maybe: Mj can modulate immune system adversely and cause arterial constriction, worse if inhaled, but still present to a lesser degree ingested. Best to avoid entirely. And get help for your cannabis addiction. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree.

Superior trapezius: 20's male w. fibromyalgia & "chronic migraines". Often find: shoulder girdle asymmetry, head tilt toward lower shoulder, inequality of leading edges of superior trapezium, exquisite tenderness levator scapulae insertion on superior scapula spine. Treatments: shoe lift one side, cannabis lotion massage & acupuncture & biofeedback of larger/spastic trap & shrug exercise tonification of weaker trap. ...Read more

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I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

I have had chronic migraine for 4 years and fibromyalgia for 3 years. I have tried numerous medications, Botox injections in the head and a 21 day course of Prednisone. All of these, especially Botox and Prednisone have alleviated the pain to some degree

Question?: I am not sure of your question; however BOTH Botox and prednisone are useful therapies. I would ask your treating physician about the use of either beta blockers or calcium channel blockers as prophylactic medication to prevent migraines from occurring altogether. ...Read more

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My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day

My 13 year old daughter was diagnosed with an allergic reaction to Minocycline about a week ago. This was her 2nd exposure to the medication, but she did not have any reaction the first time she took it. She was treated with prednisone (30mg twice a day

Allergies: What your daughter experienced is typical for an allergic reaction. We are never allergic to something the first time we are exposed to it. An allergy requires a previous exposure for the body to become sensitized and for the immune system to create a response to subsequent exposures. ...Read more

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How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?

How often do I have to be monitored by any of these medications Prednisone, methotrexate, folic acid?

The timing depend: On how long you have been on methotrexate. The timing could be 2 to 12 weeks apart depend new start vs maintainence and whether if you had side effect in past. Should discuss this with your rheumatologist. ...Read more

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I am having problems when I have sex I become impotent during intercourse. Could it be the medication im on... Amlodipine Besylate, Prednisone. Help!

ED: There is always a possibility that pharmaceuticals are causing problems with sexual function. The Amlodipine wouldn't be a high probability drug to do this, Prednisone would be a bit more likely. You should discuss with your doctor to see what steps are reasonable to take. ...Read more

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After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?

After finish antibiotics, cough syrup prednisone medications to treat bronchitis, is it normal after 1 week to feel chest congestions and cough again?

Yes: However it is important to get in touch with our prescribing doctor. Something should get better by now examples--- shortness of breath, sputum production, sputum color etc. The respiratory epithelium is replaced by an young immature epithelium (lining of the breathing tubes) as a part of the healing process. It is very sensitive to stimuli resulting in prolonged cough (upto 6 weeks). ...Read more

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Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?

Hi, im male 21 years old and I got itp, I used al medication (prednisone, globin) and even had a marrow research. How bad is it if I remove myn spleen?

See details: Removal of the spleen is not a guarantee that the itp will resolve. There is the usual small surgical risk and you will need Pneumovax vaccinations to protect you as the risk of pneumococcal infection is increased after splenectomy. ...Read more

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6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

6 yr old boy Nocturnal asthma how to relieve it if inhaler isn't helping at night time? And spits out prednisone medication when given orally.

You should speak: To his doctor. I don't know what inhaler he is on. If it is a bronchodilator (such as albuterol or xopenex), he may benefit from an inhaled steroid (or through a nebulizer), but only his doctor can make that determination. If he is having labored breathing, you should take him to an emergency room to be seen. ...Read more

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I have red patches all over my body they itch. I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?

I have red patches all over my body they itch. I went to the hospital and the gave me benadryl, (diphenhydramine) prednisone, &cimetidine these medications did nothing!?

Foolish: ER people treat heart attacks, accidents, emergencies. That's why we call it the emergency room. They are poor at treating "red patches all over". What did they call it? Stop this foolishness and see a dermatologist. When you call, indicate if it is urgent. Is your water safe yet? Do not take Benadryl (diphenhydramine) except bedtime. It is a sleeping pill. Cimetidine is for acid stomach, not for skin. You need a p ...Read more

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Atarax, (hydroxyzine) Prednisone or Pariet, which can cause low libido? I have VERY low sex drive after taking this medications lately...

Atarax, (hydroxyzine) Prednisone or Pariet, which can cause low libido? I have VERY low sex drive after taking this medications lately...

Depends on why on th: It could be your underlying medical condition but these meds can interfere with sleep, cause fatigue and could lead to your low libido ...Read more

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I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. Will it cancel my birth control? How long can I continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?

I am on prednisone and microgynon 30 for 5 years. Will it cancel my birth control? How long can I continue with same medication to prevent pregnancy?

Yes: If you have used these medicines without problems for 5 years and you are having regular periods, there is no reason to think you should change. ...Read more

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