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Doctor insights on: Prednisone Dosage Tapering For Autoimmune Diseases

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What is prednisone use for autoimmune diseases?

What is prednisone use for autoimmune diseases?

See below: Auto immune disease means your body is making proteins against itseld prednisone has antiinflammatory properties and also alters suppresses immunity and helps in these disorders. ...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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Wanted to try melatonin for sleep problems caused by prednisone but bottle says do not use if you have autoimmune disease. Why?

Wanted to try melatonin for sleep problems caused by prednisone but bottle says do not use if you have autoimmune disease. Why?

Immune function: As you know, melatonin is a hormone secreted by the brain -- & is most widely known for its effects on the sleep-wake cycle. An intricate physiologic balance regulates production and release of this hormone. It may also enhance immune system responses. It's possible that melatonin could worsen existing autoimmune conditions -- especially in the large doses available in health food stores. ...Read more

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Starting prednisone 60mg for 4wks then tapering for the next 4. I have auto immune small fiber neuropathy. Anything I should be aware of?

Starting prednisone 60mg for 4wks then tapering for the next 4. I have auto immune small fiber neuropathy. Anything I should be aware of?

Yes: The diagnosis is difficult thing to treat. With high dose steroids, look for increased hunger, weight gain, mood changes, trouble sleeping. There are other side-effects, especially if you have high blood pressure or diabetes. Good for you for looking to treat the neuropathy. ...Read more

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Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.

Is there any ongoing research for the use of low dose naltrexone in autoimmune diseases especially in the case of bullous pemphagoid.

Stetchy research: There is some sketchy research and documented experiences of MDs using low dose naltrexone for this purpose with success. Naltrexone is largely without any complications (unless you regularly take narcotic pain medication - in which case skip it.) Since there is almost no downside it is worth a try if traditional treatment is not giving you satisfaction. ...Read more

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If I have an autoimmune disease and HPV dose that mean most likely my HPV won't ever clear away on its own ?

Possibly: Possibly that may be the case. We do know patients with lupus have difficulty with hpv and cervical dysplasia. Talk to your gyn as you may need more frequent testing if you have had an abnormal pap smear. ...Read more

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Is low dose naltrexone a good idea to help with treatment-resistant autoimmune disease?

Is low dose naltrexone a good idea to help with treatment-resistant autoimmune disease?

Opiod antagonist!: Very little evidence in controlled trials that it is of value in autoimmune diseases. I would ask what disease, and what drugs have been tried. Today in rheumatology, we have very little drug-resistant autoimmune diseases. ...Read more

Dr. Tracy Lovell
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Autoimmune Disease (Definition)

In auto immune disease the enemy is from with in . As name implies "auto" is self and "immune " is immune system . One 's own immune system for unknown reason turns against self and destroys or damages tissues or cells . List of auto immune disease are many and growing . End result is destruction of of tissues such as thyroid , pancreas or cells such as white ...Read more


Autoimmune (Definition)

The immune system developed to tell our own, normal cells (self) from foreign and abnormal cells (non-self). This lets the immune system eliminate viruses, bacteria, fungi and cancer cells from our body without harming normal cells. Sometimes the immune system fails to tell self from non-self and it attacks normal cells, for example in ...Read more