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Prednisone Dosage Tapering For Autoimmune Diseases
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
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
I have been tested for autoimmune diseases and I am susceptible to illness with metrol pk. What are the pros/cons of the use of prednisone vs nsaids for large pericardial effusion?
What would be th proper dosing for starting a prednisone taper for 8wks for autoimmune small fiber neuropathy? What are side effects
No set dose: There is not absolute set dose. It depends on several factors. As a general rule the starting dose is between 40 and 80 mg daily. ...Read more
Starting prednisone 60mg for 4wks then tapering for the next 4. I have auto immune small fiber neuropathy. Anything I should be aware of?
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
If I have an autoimmune disease and HPV dose that mean most likely my HPV won't ever clear away on its own ?
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
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
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