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Prednisone Effects On Testosterone
Not likely: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. It is a corticosteroid which is much different than an anabolic or androgenic steroid. Taking Deltasone when you don't need it (and sometimes even if you do need it) can cause high blood pressure, diabetes, thin skin, obesity, cataracts, ulcers and many other problems. ...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
No: Deltasone is a brand of prednisone. While Prednisone is a steroid, it is a corticosteroid, not a sex steroid w/anabolic & androgenic properties, like testosterone. Taking Prednisone should have no impact on your testosterone production, at least not for the average person who isn't deathly ill and in need of a stress dose/boost. You can shut down acth w/o affecting lh in your pituitary. ...Read more
Does long term prednisone use lower testosterone? And if so, will it rise back to normal levels after tapering off?
Today I got my testosterone levels checked and forgot to mention that I was on day 3 of a 5 day course of Prednisone. Will it matter?
Is taking systemic corticosteroids (I.e. prednisone, prednisolone etc.) contraindicated while taking testosterone or Test precursor? Endos weigh in?
No: These are two different types of chemicals and depending on the reasons for usage could be used together. These are issues to discuss with your physicians. ...Read more
Various: High testosterone in females can lead to weight gain, acne, hair growth, infertility, abnormal periods, cliteromegaly, aggression, increases in sex drive, abnormal cholesterol, high blood counts, liver problems, etc. None of these are good. Don't take testosterone if you're a female, and if you have endogenous elevation of testosterone, have your doctor check out why and treat it. ...Read more
Varies.: Depends on how it was stopped. If stopped abruptly it may have rebound effects of the disease process that was treated. IE a flare. May feel fatigued and sluggish until the effects wears off. If you have been taking it longer than two to three weeks should be tapered off by doctors directions. If you have taken it for a long time you may symptoms of adrenal insufficiency if not tapered correctly. ...Read more
How low is low?: Patients may or may not notice any symptoms typically associated w/low testosterone. It depends upon what you're used to and how low is low. For instance, everyone agrees an F is failure. But some consider anything but an A equivalent to failure. Check out http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/male-hypogonadism/basics/definition/con-20014235 for info on hypogonadism or low T. ...Read more
Don't waste your $: There are no such things as testosterone supplements, at least none that are fda approved w/peer-reviewed data. Worst, the manufacturers are not required to demonstrate safety (think contamination) or efficacy of their product while being allowed to make miraculous claims as long as they display the fda disclaimer. So what side effects are possible? Anything & everything. The sky's the limit! ...Read more
1 week -- 6 weeks: Depending on the route (cream, injections, or testosterone pellets), some men can experience an increase in their energy, improvements in their sleep, and changes in their mood, concentration, and focus as early as one week. For others, it may take as much as 6 weeks to reach peak hormone levels and peak response rates. ...Read more
Not sure what u mean: After one day's treatment? That would not cause withdrawal. If steroids are used for more than a couple of weeks, it should always be tapered. Medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepaks are available that actually taper the dose on a very specific schedule, and are often used in people who have to be on a week or 10 days worth of steroids. Talk to whoever was prescribing the Prednisone to you - they can give best advice. ...Read more
The big ones besides osteoporosis are diabetes, avasculr necrosis, weight gain, cataracts, glaucoma among others.
However; if you have a condition that warrants being on Prednisone where doctor feels that benefits outweight the risks you should consider taking the medication. Talk to your doctor. ...Read more
Probably not. ..:
The benefits of taking saw palmetto has remained unclear and conflicting despite research of decades.
Facing so much uncertainty, I would suggest: Always test T-level before TRT, test T-level 1-2 months later to see how TRT raises T-level and evaluate clinical response, then add saw palmetto and test T-level in 1-2 months to see how the change of T can be. Ask Doc timely for reasonable details. ...Read more
My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone. Now scared to take it after reading mayo on the side effects?
Duration and dose: There are, indeed, significant side effects to Prednisone usage. The most significant problems occur with higher doses and longer duration of usage. Significant problems with short term usage are rare, but not unheard of. You must also consider the consequences of not taking the medicine and the potential side effects and relative effectiveness of other medications. ...Read more
M 33. Can I use testosterone cream 5 mg/gm fr clitoris enlargemnt. Vot r the side effects. Is it safe. Hw long I shud use it?
Does natural testosterone enhancers or booster have any close or long term side effects? I mean the one's for bodybuilding?
Save your money: No such thing as "natural" testosterone enhancers or boosters. Manufacturers of dietary supplements are allowed to make any claim to sell their product w/o demonstrating proof of safety or effectiveness. There are no studies demonstrating benefit from any "natural" supplement that enhances or boosts testosterone. It's all marketing hype so save your money. Focus on nutrition & exercise not t level. ...Read more
How long do side effects of prednisone 40mg last once stopping it? It was a 4 day dose. Dizziness and weakness being the worse.
Up to 3 days: However, that shouldn't be the case usually, some patients may experience prolonged biological effects with a relatively high dose as what you received few days after finishing the prescribed schedule, if symptoms stay or worsen, better call or see your doctor ...Read more
My rheumatologist just prescribed prednisone but I'm really scared to take it after reading the side effects. How common are they?
Very: Extremely useful and most potent anti inflammatory known, Prednisone can save your joints from permanent damage due to ra. Seems the benefits outweigh the risks as far as your doctor is concerned. Extra care needs to be taken in diabetics, patients with immune problems and also infections. Discuss your concerns with your physician. You'll be surprised how much better things go if you are reassured. ...Read more
How long do the side effects of prednisone last? It caused a bad rash (check the possible side effects if u don't believe me) and it won't go away.
Dose dependent: It is usually a few days. Everybody reacts differently. Sorry. If you feel your breathing worsening or heart fluttering you will want to be checked. Some concern is why were you started on the steroid and is this a reaction or symptom of the problem that was coming. Just be safe. ...Read more
Hi, I m already on decadurabolin and testosterone propionate for weight gain! What are the dangerous effects? Deca 200mg, test 350mg/week. (16th day)
I'm FTM pre-transition, the chemical structure of corticosteroids & testosterone are similar;does T have corticosteroids side effects? (In long-term)
Steroids and testo: They are different products!Get a more detailed answer ›
The only med that's helps me breath c.o.p.d is prednisone have been on 2 weeks side effects way to bad need something that works same for inflamation.
Yes: There are a few different classes of medication that work on inflammation and are used as long term medications. Would discuss with your doctor regarding which medication is right for you. Also need to make sure you are taking your medication correctly. Inhaler medications can be tricky to use. ...Read more
I used prednisone for 3 days for gout. 60mg first, then 40, 20.Stopped because of sweats. Will I get effects. Been off for 36 hrs. Little light head.?
Sweating and: Light-headedness are well-known side effects of steroids and should go away a few days after you're off the prednisone. As dr. Namey noted, steroids are usually not the first line of treatment for gout, but there are times when non-steroidal antiinflammatories are either dangerous or can't be used (like in diabetics or patients with kidney disease), in which case Prednisone is used. ...Read more
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