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Have connective tissue disease under control w/ methotrexate injections. Tapering prednisone. Now have daily nausea.Do i notify my rheumatologist?
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 stopped taking prednisone 2 days ago and have extreme nausea? How long does it last and what can I take for relief?
I took 40mg of prednisone for 5 days, then 10mg for 4 days. Been so nauseous for 3 days now and weak since I've been off it. How much longer, nausea?
I would: Contact your doc for advice as was a pretty quick taper ...Read more
I have been treated for inner ear inflammation with prednisone. My hearing improved and the vertigo seemed to be improving but has returned nausea. ?
Followup: It would be good to followup with your physician to re-evaluate vertigo. There are several other causes of vertigo that need to be ruled out before finding the diagnosis. Then treatment could begin. Other causes could be wax impaction, middle ear infection, mucoid otitis media, mastoiditis, meniere's disease, and several others. ...Read more
I have SLE and the last 3 days have had a low body temp of 95.2 to 95.6, nausea.fatigue,dizzy and weak. Prednisone usage for 22 yrs. What is happening?
U R asking wrong doc: Why don't you call the doctor who is treating your lupus and speak with that person. Without the ability to examine you and order appropriate lab, it is impossible to answer your question. There are several possible causes. ...Read more
22 yrs of prednisone treatment for SLE. 3days of nausea,fatigue,weakness, dizziness and low body temp between 95.2 to 95.6. What could it be?
Must consider infect: With the long term steroids even with a low temp we must consider infection. Sometimes this can occur when you get a new Prednisone prescription and the new pills are either ineffective or are not bio equivalent to the previous Prednisone pills you need to see your rheumatologist for an evaluation ...Read more