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Prednisone Want Tattoo
I have RA and flared up. Currently on 10mg prednisone. Want to get a tattoo with my daughter before she goes to college. Is this safe?
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
Prednisone and tatto: If Prednisone has only been for a few weeks then there is no problem. If longer, you might have a higher risk of infection due to the immunosupression caused by prednisone. Long term use also causes skin fragility. I would wait until off of the prednisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have RA and currently taking 10 mg prednisone daily. Want to get a tattoo with my daughter before she goes to college. Is this safe?
Check with your Doct: Coming off steroids requires slow taper especially if you have been on them for more 2 weeks. So it has to be done under physician suppervision. There is definitely some withdrwal symptoms which can linger on for a few days. There is of course a small risk of flare up of the condition for which you were taking Prednisone for especially if it is a chronic disorder. ...Read more
I am using Prednisone since since last year January when I diagnosed with the syptoms of Bahcets Disease, Now I am using 5mg per day I want to stop ?
Behcet's: If you are referring to Behcet's disease, Treatment is contingent on severity and extent of the disease. Steroid treatment is the mainstay especially if critical organs are involved such as the eyes. There are other treatments such as TNF-inhibitors and even chemotherapy agents. These would be used in a more critical disease state. Clearly you need to follow the guidance of your treating physician ...Read more
On prednisone 5mg per day for years as I have ra, want to get off this what is the best way to do this?
I am on Metrotexate 30 mg a week, 2 Plaquenil a day, 5 mg Prednisone. Recently I started a strict diet with a Natropath,. I want to stop Metro.Can I?
Ask tx doctor: One of the most important aspects of treatment in any disease is the Physician-patient relationship. Discuss your case with your treating dr. and let him/her know your hopes to get off the methotrexate. Ultimately, it will depend on how you feel on the natural treatments and a collaborative discussion with you and your doctor. Best wishes. ...Read more
Iv been on 15mgs of prednisone for 3yrs for rhomatoid arthritis. Im 35lbs overweight & want to loose it, can I while taking prednisone? Any tips how?
Diet and exercise: I have seen patients lose weight with diet and exercise while taking steroids. It is of course not easy. Is there any way to decrease the Prednisone with the addition of any other steroid sparing drugs such as Methotrexate or the biologics such as Enbrel or remicade? Consider a research protocol if they exist in your area. We use new research medications hoping to decrease prednisone. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Tattoos on your breasts, or elsewhere, will not have any effect on your pregnancy or on breastfeeding your new baby. It may not be a good idea to get a new tattoo during pregnancy or while breastfeeding, because of the small risk of infection from the small breaks in the skin that ...Read more
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