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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

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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If autonomic dysfunction caused by connective tissue disease.Would treating connective tissue disease control the autonomic disease sx? Ie prednisone?

If autonomic dysfunction caused by connective tissue disease.Would treating connective tissue disease control the autonomic disease sx? Ie prednisone?

Very possible: Autonomic dysfunction is a frustrating condition. If you did every measure that your doc suggested but to no avail, treating connective tissue disease with steroid may possibly help. ...Read more

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Might methotrexate help w/dysautonomia symptoms caused by autoimmune disorder like lupus when standard tx (floninef & salt)don't' work but prednisone does?

Might methotrexate help w/dysautonomia symptoms caused by autoimmune disorder like lupus when standard tx (floninef & salt)don't' work but prednisone does?

May not be best: Dysautonomia due to lupus could be due to neurological involvement such as autonomic neuropathy, or due to adrenal suppression as a consequence of prolonged steroid treatment. In the first case Methotrexate might not be a strong enough immunosuppressor; its role in lupus is mainly limited to treating arthritis. In the second case, the treatment would be supplemental steroids such as florinef (fludrocortisone). ...Read more

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Could an endocrine disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Could an endocrine   disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Further testing.: Uncontrolled diabetes causes sweating. Increased thyroid function can increase sweating and the body temperature. Can be due to some medications used for anxiety or depression, specially in combination with other drugs . Infections or autoimmune disorders should be considered. ...Read more

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Have either a virus in the ear or menieres disease dr put on 12 days of prednisone is it normal to feel tired and queasy also will it cause moon face?

Not usually: Moon face is not expected after only 12 days of Prednisone unless the dose exceeds 80 mg a day but even then it is unlikely that you will end up with a moon face. However you may gain weight. High dose of Prednisone may also upset the stomach but feeling tired is uncommon. Since high dose of Prednisone may reduce your blood potassium level, consult your doctor re. It. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause ALT levels to increase?

Can prednisone cause ALT levels to increase?

Yes: Increases in ast, alt, and alkaline phosphatase have been reported. The elevations are usually small and reverse when Prednisone is discontinued. Long-term use of Prednisone can lead to fatty liver which can also increase enzymes. ...Read more

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I was on prednisone for 18 months wich caused adrinal supression/diabetes. Can that be reversed?

I was on prednisone for 18 months wich caused adrinal supression/diabetes. Can that be reversed?

Maybe: The tough part is weaning off the Prednisone and allows the adrenal glands to function again. This is tricky but it should be tried because it's always better to have the adrenals function on their own rather than depending on a pill, especially Prednisone which can have many side effects. ...Read more

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Can prednisone cause ulcers?

Yes: Prednisone is a powerful anti inflammatory agent used for treatment of arthritis, copd, asthma and other steroid responsive conditions. The risk for ulcers is higher for higher doses, prolonged use, or with prior history of ulcers. The risks for ulcers and other side effects must be balanced against the benefit of treatment. As a rule the lowest possible dose should be used for the least time. ...Read more

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Jaundice (Definition)

Jaundice is the accumulation in the body of bilirubin. Normally it is excreted by the liver, via the bile. For a lot of different reasons, sometimes the bilirubin can accumulate. The most common reasons are a problem with the liver or the bile duct. This can make the skin and/or the whites of the eyes turn yellow. If this occurs, see your ...Read more


Dr. Robert Rahimi
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Yellow Eyes And Skin (Definition)

Jaundice is a yellow color in the skin, mucus membranes, or eyes. The yellow pigment is from bilirubin, a byproduct of the breakdown of old red blood cells. Jaundice is also a ...Read more