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Prednisone And Exercise
Yes: There is nothing about either one of those medications that should stop you from maintaining your usual exercise routine. However, if you still have significant symptoms (for which you are taking those medicines in the first place), then perhaps it is best to give your body a few days of rest. ...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
Can one gain weight on 5 mg prednisone daily for several months if they watch their diet and exercise? Can I still lose while on this?
Work on it: Corticosteroids like the Prednisone do have a tendency to cause weight gain. You are on the right track if you can watch your calories and exercise. The medication may increase your appetite, so it will take discipline. Eat healthy. The provider prescribing the medicine may be able to advise you on diet and exercise to reduce the possibility of weight gain. ...Read more
Been on prednisone x 3 months & tapering by 2.5mg/week. Because of cortisol, is it ok to exercise on the days I drop the prednisone & the day after?
Yes: But remember to start easy. Avoid strong exercise. ...Read more
I am experiencing trouble exercising with lupus; even the smallest amount of exercise brings on a flare for days. I have gained 30lbs since taking prednisone. What shouldi do?
See details: Stay away from these alternative medicine pseudo-solutions. The disease activity needs better control especially if you are requiring Prednisone doses that are that high. I see you are on Methotrexate but you may need to increase the dose. Benlysta (belimumab) is another good option. You need to have a serious conversation with the doctor who manages your lupus. ...Read more
Can prednisone, do the exact same function that cortisol do in the body\like give me back my ability to exercise easier\? If not what is the treatment?
I recently stopped taking prednisone (18 yrs for sle) diet and exercise alone aren't helping me lose the weight. Is there medicine I can take to help?
Maybe (not) . . .: Talk to your rheumatologist & family doc about your goals. Make sure you're otherwise healthy, especially your thyroid. Then consult a nutritionist & physical therapist to make sure you're eating right & exercising safely & appropriately. Yes, there are medications to help lose weight but none are w/o side effects. Check out http://alvinblin. Blogspot. Com/search/label/obesity for more info. ...Read more
I have vascular necrosis hip (both) due to high usage of prednisone because I have a kidney problem, what kind of exercise can I do to avoid surgery?
Asthmatic, getting over flu-like illness. When can I exercise? Occasional cough, sinus drainage, on prednisone. Six days since onset.
As soon: As you have your breathing under control and fevers are over for at least 24 hours. Begin less vigorously and for shorter than usual and build back up over a couple weeks. Activity as tolerated is recommended during recovery especially as it promotes mental and physical health. ...Read more
Is 700 cal per day good to lose weight? I can't do exercise due to joint pain have sle and on prednisone for 3 years.
Stress hormone: Your body makes a stress hormone very similar to Prednisone every day. A short course (5-7days) is often used to assist your hormone response as an anti-inflammatory to avoid prolonged symptoms. Prolonged use can suppress the immune system & should be avoided. Antihistamines can be beneficial if the issue is histamine based but will replicate all the benefits of the steroid. ...Read more
Yes and no: There are always side effects that need to be monitored. It is a valuable medication and has saved and kept alive many people. A lot of its toxicity is due to long term use. Your physician will guide you as to the side effects and how you should approach them and how to prevent the side effects. ...Read more
Expired meds: It depends a lot on how long ago it expired. The expiry dates of medications are generally conservative figures chosen in order to work in worst-case scenarios. As long as the meds are not too terribly long out-of-date, were stored under recommended conditions and are not being used to treat critical or time-sensitive conditions, it is not unreasonable to try them. ...Read more
Short-acting drug: Prednisone itself has a half-life of about an hour, but it is converted in the body to prednisolone, which lasts about a day. Some people either lack or have lower activity of the enzyme that converts prednisone, and it is a less effective medication in those people. For that reason, some doctors prescribe methyprednisolone (medrol), which is more bioavailable, and also lasts about a day. ...Read more
Euphoric grouch?: Prednisone can cause euphoria, agitation, insomnia, mania (especially in bipolar sufferers), psychosis, confusion, hunger, depression and anxiety. Many initially feel very energetic and get a lot done, then exhausted and depressed when it is stopped. Often patients tell me they think they are fine but their families find them short-tempered. Side effects are dose and duration-related; temporary. ...Read more
Depends on disease: If you are asking what other similar medications (steroids) can be used there are several options such as medrol (methylprednisolone). If you are asking can you stop steroids completely and substitute another treatment — this is often but not always possible. It depends on your diagnosis. I suggest you discuss this with your doctor. ...Read more
Exercise Or Physical Activity (Definition)
Exercise is a physical activity that is completed to maintain or improve health. Benefits of exercise include weight maintenance, improving mood, increasing energy, preventing or controlling chronic diseases, promoting better sleeping, and improving sex life and libido. ...Read more