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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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Dr. Thomas Namey
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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?

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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Liquid Pred (Definition)

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Deltasone (Definition)

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