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Am on prednisone and insulin. Gained a lot if weight. Cannot take appetite reducers. Tried dieting, but too hungry. What can cut appetite naturall?

Am on prednisone and insulin. Gained a lot if weight. Cannot take appetite reducers.  Tried dieting, but too hungry. What can cut appetite naturall?

Eat righy: It is what you eat that counts. If you have no discipline nothing will help. Eat small meals every 3 hours, minimize carbs, no sweets, no sodas of any kind including diet, no snacking, drink 8 oz of water every hour. ...Read more

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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I was hospitalized for asthma and first stages of ketoacidosis I was sent home on Levaquin, (levofloxacin)prednisone , and insulin. Now my throat is very painful f?

I was hospitalized for asthma and first stages of ketoacidosis   I was sent home on Levaquin, (levofloxacin)prednisone , and insulin. Now my throat is very painful f?

Sore throat from med: The prednisone is for asthma , but can increase your blood sugar and cause an increase in stomach acid, leading to reflux or gastritis. Both prednisone and antibiotics cause yeast to flourish: one kills good bacteria; one stops your immune system from killing yeast. Your sore throat, therefore, could be from 1) your sinus infection, 2) reflux, or3) thrush ( yeast). Ask your doctor which it is! ...Read more

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My fasting glucose is still 200+ 3weeks after stopping prednisone? I fear taking insulin will make me dependent on it, is there a more effective pill?

My fasting glucose is still 200+ 3weeks after stopping prednisone? I fear taking insulin will make me dependent on it, is there a more effective pill?

DM : Sounds like this may be a new problem. You may have been "pre-diabetic" & Prednisone accelerated your condition. Regardless of the cause, adequate exercise, weight loss & a diabetic diet should be instilled. If afraid of insulin, you may want to discuss once daily Insulin &/or oral medications with your doctor. Your body will not get used to insulin. ...Read more

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How much extra insulin do I need while taking 60mg of prednisone?

How much extra insulin do I need while taking 60mg of prednisone?

Everyone different: It is diff for everyone, and depends also on yor appetite and type of Insulin u use. On general, your blood sugars will rise more than usual after each meal and then be lower thru the night. Very impt to see ur endo to help u work out regimen cause not controlling this proper often leads to more serious problems (way too high or low bg). ...Read more

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Taking a 16 day prednisone taper. 40mg x4, 30mg x4, 20mg x4, 10mg x4. On an insulin pump. How should I adjust my temporary basal rate?

Taking a 16 day prednisone taper. 40mg x4, 30mg x4, 20mg x4, 10mg x4. On an insulin pump. How should I adjust my temporary basal rate?

Basal rate.: Tough call! Start by increasing you 24 hour insulin by about 5% and check your blood sugar 2 or 3 times a day. If that does not control your blood sugar properly keep changing the dose at the above rate till your results are OK. You may have a high blood sugar for a few days but this should not have any major concern until you finish your prednisone dosing and you gradually decrease your insulin. ...Read more

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Tested positive for strep n Dr prescribed amoxocillin. I have prednisone from the last time I was sick. Would it be safe/helpful to take both?

Tested positive for strep n Dr prescribed amoxocillin. I have prednisone from the last time I was sick. Would it be safe/helpful to take both?

No: Do not take any medication not prescribed by your doctor. Prednisone is a powerful medication and should not be taken unless prescribed for your illness. For good health - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form. Practice safe sex. ...Read more

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Been diagnosed wid uc. Im taking prednisone 60mg for 2wks n 50 4 1wk. Side effects r bad n i wana stop it dis wk. Hw cn i safely tapper off in 1week?

See below: You need to talk to your doctor first about your side effects and let him or her decide how to taper your prednisone. He or she want to start a new medication. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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Is there a natural prednisone?

Hydrocortisone: hydrocortisone is the bio identical form of prednisone. DHEA is a natural precursoer to cortisol ...Read more

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What is prednisone used to cure?

What is prednisone used to cure?

Many things: Prednisone is corticosteroid which treats many different problems such as allergic disorders, skin conditions, ulcerative colitis, arthritis, lupus, psoriasis, or breathing disorders. Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation. ...Read more

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Insulin (Definition)

A hormone produced in the pancreas by the islets of langerhans that regulates the amount of ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more