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Prednisone And Insulin
Am on prednisone and insulin. Gained a lot if weight. Cannot take appetite reducers. Tried dieting, but too hungry. What can cut appetite naturall?
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I am taking prednisone 50mg today was my last dose, however today n yesterday I have noticed a odor could this be from the medicine?
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
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?
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Varied: There are many potential effects to taking Prednisone or any steroid medication. They include sweats, increased appetite, weight gain, acne, elevated blood sugar, increased frequency of urination. And others. More serious effects include raising blood pressure, causing cataracts to mature more quickly, osteoporosis and damage to bone( called osteonecrosis). ...Read more
Many.: Chronic high dose steroid adminstration is an animal model for accelerated again: osteoporosis, thin skin, loss or muscle on the extremities, weight gain on the middle, diabetes, ashd, increased blood pressure, cataracts, thinning hair, etc. I believe they should be used only as low dose as possible for the shortest period possible. Streroids save many lives when used properly. ...Read more
Yes, but...: Different people have different reactions to prednisone. Prednisone can make a person tired, fussy, excited, irritable, etc... However, many illnesses can make a person tired, so one cannot simply blame tiredness on the Prednisone (the doctor can consider the various causes of the tiredness). ...Read more
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