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Patient 2 Is Being Treated For Rheumatoid Arthritis With Prednisone How Does This Change T
Lost all my doctors this year during the insurance change I am on prednisone 5 mg two tablets a day been taking for 11 days already I want to stop can you help me tapering how? I have Rheumatoid Arthritis
Tapering Prednisone: there are different ways of doing it, if it were less than 10 days duration, you wouldn't have needed to taper, also depends on other medicines you are taking and whether you were on a higher dosage before. You can just reduce the dose by 1/2 tablet (2.5 mg) a day till done. The question now : how will you manage later on without a doctor? good luck ...Read more
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
No Magic Dose: Crazy as it sounds, there is no single specific dose. Your rheumatologist (you should definitely have one if you have ra) will listen to your story to get an idea of the severity, and over time will learn what doses work for you. I tell my students that I use the force, and they laugh, but i'm kinda serious. ...Read more
I have rheumatoid arthritis and 4 meds have been tried but only prednisone relieves pain, will it also help cartlige?
Any explanation to why I am not feeling relief on 20mg daily prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis or lupus symptoms/pain?
Couple: Of possibilities. If this is your regular pain involving multiple joints and not controlled by the dose that usually controls your flares you might need a higher dose of Prednisone along with a different agent- Plaquenil/ Methotrexate for example. If this time the pain is different or involving only a joint or other organs it may be due to a different condition and you will need to see your doc. ...Read more
Hello had EKG recently, came back abnormal. Currently on prednisone for my rheumatoid arthritis. Could this be the cause of it being abnormal. ?
Usually they don't-: -cause changes, but it has been seen. I would consult Ur rheumatologist about this. ...Read more
In treating Rheumatoid Arthritis, what are the pros/cons of managing it long-term with Prednisone vs. DMARDs? Do all DMARDs increase cancer rates?
My wife developed a dry cough. She has Rheumatoid Arthritis. She is on a biologic, methotrexate, and prednisone. What are possible causes for her coughing?
I have rheumatoid arthritis, i take prednisone every 3rd day, leflunomide every day, and tramadohl for pain. Everynight around 2-3am, i wake up in terrible pain in my knees and hips. Sometimes includes my hand and finger joints. I have to take more tramad
The : The effective "treatment window" for your pain medications (tramadol or vicodin) is about 4 to 6 hours. If you take your last painkiller about the time you go to bed, you may simply be running out the clock on these particular medications. A longer-acting painkiller might get you through the night, or at least give you a couple more hours of sleep before you're awakened by your painful joints. Alternatively, a dose of a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory (celebrex, naproxen, ibuprofen, etc.) at bedtime might extend your sleep time. Ice and/or warm packs could be of benefit, too. Discuss your options with your doctor. He/she might have additional suggestions (e.g., changing your Prednisone dosage or schedule). I hope you find a solution to this problem soon! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Dx of rheumatoid arthritis. Taking Enbrel and occasionally prednisone burst pack. Chronic debilitating pain, not EVEN touched by OTC meds, or ensaids. Please help!!!!!!
Sound like: you need to have a frank discussion with your Rheumatologist1 the treatment of RA has advanced greatly over the past decade. Biological therapy and combination of various medications usually result in control of pain and joint damage! SPEAK OUT!! Hope this helps and BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
30yr old taking methotrexate,prednisone, and humira (adalimumab) for rheumatoid arthritis. AF on 4/14. Aweek later had spottin. BFN 4/23. Today Day11 of spotting
I'm using plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) 200mg and prednisone 10mg for rheumatoid arthritis, can I take vitamin C while using these medications.
Yes: Vitamin c is fine to take while taking these medications. Not sure why you would take it, though. Recent studies have shown that your food should provide you with enough vitamins so if your food is inadequate, dietary modifications are necessary to get it where it should be. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
What would be the best treatment for my rheumatoid arthritis? I am presently taking prednisone, plaquenil, methotrexate shots, and actemra infusions. As has been the case in the past, I have built up a resistance to the actemra. In the past I have taken
Had a bad flare.doc put me on prednisone cause X-ray showed inflamation.waiting on blood test for rheumatoid arthritis.is it norm to still feel bad?
I am on prednisone an, d plaquenil (hydroxychloroquine) for rheumatoid arthritis. I woke up with a horrible headache and my eyes hurt to move them around. Is this serious?
HA ; eye issues: I am not certain whether your headache and eye troubles have to do with either rheumatoid arthritis or any medication you listed. Plaquvenil is known to affect the retina of the eye but in a more chronic fashion rather than acute. You may be having a migraine headache or another type of headache (cluster) but without further questioning and examining you, it's hard to tell. Don't delay, go see doc. ...Read more
85% neutrophils and 9.9% lymphocytes and 12.9 WBC (normal range 4.0-10.0) I have rheumatoid arthritis, and was recently on a prednisone taper.
Steroid effect: Can cause increased neutrophils, will take its time, no need to worry ...Read more
I'm taking plaqeunil, mobic, (meloxicam) prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis. Can I use phentermine for weight loss while on these other medications?
Weight medications: The easy answer is "yes." however 1) the weight gain tendency caused (primarily) by Prednisone will continue, so consider finding an effective regimen for your RA and pain that doesn't cause weight gain. 2) Phentermine generally only works well for a short period of time. Most people who use it find that it wears off after several weeks or months. There may be better weight options besides phent. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hopefully soon: Binding immunoglobulin protein has been given to the first human trials at Guys Hospital , London. It helped rheumatoid arthritis without serious side effects. It is very low in the joints of patients with R.A. It will take larger numbers of patients in other centers and then will need F.D.A. approval for the U.S.. Probably several years away. Looks promising. ...Read more
Yes and no: It is important for people with rheumatoid arthritis to exercise, but it's also very important that they use correct body mechanics so they don't injure themselves. It is a good idea to talk with your rheumatologist or a physical therapist about what exercises are best for you to do and what you should avoid. ...Read more
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