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My skin flushes on my abdomen in the evenings. Could recently completed prednisone course be causing this? Or another cause? I drink very rarely.

My skin flushes on my abdomen in the evenings.  Could recently completed prednisone course be causing this? Or another cause? I drink very rarely.

Need to clarify : There could be a variety of explanations. Uncertain if is related to prednisone, but it could be. Why did you take prednisone? Less likely are neuro endocrine hormones. Your evaluation will look at this. ...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 taking 40mg of prednisone at the start and tapering down to 4mg, I have gained a less flat stomach. Should I start working out now or wait?

After taking 40mg of prednisone at the start and tapering down to 4mg, I have gained a less flat stomach. Should I start working out now or wait?

Not sure: It depends on why you're taking prednisone. For example if you're having an inflammatory bowel flare-up, it's probably a good idea to get well first before aggressively working out. Ask the doc who prescribed it. ...Read more

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How is Chrohns treated in stomach besides Prednisone? Do biologics/6mp work on stomach? Dr. is busy and hard to get answers. 15 min sessions. Help.

How is Chrohns treated in stomach besides Prednisone? Do biologics/6mp work on stomach? Dr. is busy and hard to get answers. 15 min sessions. Help.

Get support: Studies suggest Biologics in conjunction with 6mp work well. Go to CCFA Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America for more help. I would consider getting a second opinion from a GI who has more staff and or time to respond to your questions. ...Read more

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Can prednisone affect your heart or stomach?

Can prednisone affect your heart or stomach?

Yes: Yes, over the long term it can lead to peptic ulcers, and hypertension plus diabetes and accelerated coronary artery disease. ...Read more

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I am done taking prednisone for 12 days has anyone experienced stomach pain ?

Possible: As a dr., i can tell you prednisone, and steroids in general, have a definitive side effect of GI upset. It is recommended to take steroids with food to decrease this adverse effect. ...Read more

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Back pain for 6 wks after 80lb kid ran and jumped on me while laying on stomach. 9 day round of prednisone helped, but pain returned. Any thoughts?

Back pain for 6 wks after 80lb kid  ran and jumped on me while laying on stomach. 9 day round of prednisone helped, but pain returned. Any thoughts?

It can be injury of one of the spinal structures: It can be injury of one of the spinal structures. Uncertain why you were given prednisone. I don't know what imaging you had, but since this lasted that long and suggest injury either to the bone or soft tissue ...Read more

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Does prednisone cause any negative side effects on the stomach or intestines?

Does prednisone cause any negative side effects on the stomach or intestines?

It may: Prednisone may cause irritation of the lining of the stomach, reflux, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.It helps to take the medication on a full stomach, but these effects may still occur. ...Read more

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Can prednisone irritate an abdominal hernia or could the use of prednisone weaken the wall that could cause a hernia?

Can prednisone irritate an abdominal hernia or could the use of prednisone weaken the wall that could cause a hernia?

No unlikely: Long term use of steroid s ( Prednisone ) will have several side effects on body, weight gain fat distribution , muscle weakness ( myopathy ) if have tendency for one , or a pre existent hernia will get one, other wise will not get hernia. ...Read more

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