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Dr. Jesse Mills Dr. Mills
Urology
16 years in practice
The University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine
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Will taking cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and prednisone decrease my fertility?

Will taking cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) and prednisone decrease my fertility?

Yes: Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) can be damaging both to eggs and sperm and therefore needs to be monitored closely by your rheumatologist and fertility doctor. Cytoxan (cyclophosphamide) is also considered class d in pregnancy suggesting risk of fetal harm. Long term Prednisone therapy has little effect on sperm production or ovulation. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey
2,538 doctors shared insights

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


Dr. John Goldman Dr. Goldman
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
51 years in practice
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
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Dr. Julian Escobar Dr. Escobar
Fertility Medicine
years in practice
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If a man is on chronic prednisone, does that decrease his fertility?

If a man is on chronic prednisone, does that decrease his fertility?

It could: Most people on long-term steroids have a significant illness and thus either the disease or the medication could affect fertility. The good thing is that checking a man's fertility potential is one of the easiest parts of the fertility examination and one of the least expensive! ...Read more

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Dr. Slade Suchecki Dr. Suchecki
Family Medicine
14 years in practice
Pikeville College School of Osteopathic Medicine
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Dr. Pamela Pappas Dr. Pappas
Psychiatry
38 years in practice
Wake Forest University School of Medicine
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Can a low dose (5mg) of prednisone (prescribed to reduce mild adrenal hyperplasia to improve female fertility) aggravate my depression?

Can a low dose (5mg) of prednisone (prescribed to  reduce mild adrenal hyperplasia to improve female fertility) aggravate my depression?

Yes it can: Yes, Prednisone can aggravate depression. Please discuss this with your physicians. Dose adjustments may be needed in your prednisone, your antidepressants, or both. If feeling depressed but not yet being treated for depression, an evaluation could help discern what's going on. Effective treatment could be provided. ...Read more

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Dr. Joseph Pena Dr. Pena
Fertility Medicine
21 years in practice
New York University School of Medicine
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My obgyn prescribed glucophage, prednisone, and Synthroid (thyroxine) (for TSH levels) to help increase my fertility. I'm 38 & ttc for 7 months. Will this help me?

My obgyn prescribed glucophage, prednisone, and Synthroid (thyroxine) (for TSH levels) to help increase my fertility. I'm 38 & ttc for 7 months. Will this help me?

Depends: Presumably, the medications are being prescribed to address specific conditions to either improve chance of conceiving and/or chance of having a healthy pregnancy. Glucophage is usually prescribed in women with glucose intolerance/insulin resistance (common in pcos). Synthroid (thyroxine) is prescribed for thyroid supplementation in hypothyroidism. Important however that full infertility evaluation be done. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Namey Dr. Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
44 years in practice
Washington University School of Medicine
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Could I decrease recovery time after working out by taking prednisone?

Could I decrease recovery time after working out by taking prednisone?

No.: Corticosteroids are catabolic drugs, which means they enhance tissue breakdown. Your pain might be eased, but you would be doing yourself harm for your exercise goals for whatever sporting activities you engage in. ...Read more

Dr. Thomas Klein Dr. Klein
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
37 years in practice
Albany Medical College
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I have been on prednisone for 5 months. Each week, i decreased the dosage in 10 mg; i went from 40 mg to 2.5 mgand then went completely off it. I feel sick. Is it normal or do I have some adrenal problems?

Tapering too quickly: The way to decrease or taper Prednisone is slowly but not too slowly. If you went from 40 to 30 per day that is a 25% drop and should be ok. If you went from 20 to 10 mg per day that is a 50% drop and may be too much of a decrease. The other concern is why you were on prednisone. Your underlying disease may be flaring now that you are on lower doses of prednisone. ...Read more

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Dr. Yelena Kipervas Dr. Kipervas
Family Medicine
19 years in practice
New York Institute of Technology New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
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Can something like oral prednisone help to decrease vertigo that is accompanied with tinnitus? The T. is more manageable on my own.

Can something like oral prednisone help to decrease vertigo that is accompanied with tinnitus? The T. is more manageable on my own.

Yes: Yes In some conditions. Your doctor should explain this to you. He know your diagnosis and reason for prescription. Hope it will be helpful. ...Read more

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Dr. Michael Docktor Dr. Docktor
Pediatrics - Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
University of Sheffield Medical School, Faculty of Medicine and Dentistry
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I've been on MTX and prednisone (20mg) x 4 mos and humira (adalimumab) x 5 d & see improvement. Is it too soon to decrease prednisone, i want to but SCARED ?

 I've been on MTX and prednisone (20mg) x 4 mos and humira (adalimumab) x 5 d & see improvement. Is it too soon to decrease prednisone, i want to but SCARED ?

Talk to your MD: Great to hear that you're seeing some improvement with Humira (adalimumab). The hope would certainly be to get you off of steroids as soon as realistic however they need to be weaned carefully and at the right time. You should talk to your doctor about when and how to wean steroids. ...Read more

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Dr. Mary Engrav Dr. Engrav
Emergency Medicine
27 years in practice
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Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Yes, : Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup. ...Read more

Dr. Lonnie Smith Dr. Smith
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery
35 years in practice
UCLA School of Medicine
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I have chronic severely enlarged tonsils causing sleep apnea. ENT treating me with prednisone. Will they grow back after steroids decrease them?

I have chronic severely enlarged tonsils causing sleep apnea. ENT treating me with prednisone. Will they grow back after steroids decrease them?

Probably will : The steroids will only handle the acute and minimal swelling. It won't last for very long. The only real treatment for chronic enlarged tonsils is removal. ...Read more

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Dr. Bryan Levey Dr. Levey
Pediatrics
23 years in practice
University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
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What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?

What to take when having a red irreg rash in legs, stomach, neck, chest, armpits very itchy and does not decrease with prednisone. Possible diagnosis?

As with all rashes..: ....It needs to be seen to be properly diagnosed. Your description could be lots of things. Possibilities include scabies, eczema, contact dermatitis, a virus, an allergic reaction, and so on. Each one of these requires a different treatment. See your doctor. ...Read more

Dr. Bennett Werner Dr. Werner
Internal Medicine - Cardiology
40 years in practice
University of Maryland School of Medicine
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Will i gain weight by taking 30mg of prednisone daily?

Will i gain weight by taking 30mg of prednisone daily?

Yes: It's a common side effect and happens for 2 reasons: fluid retention and increased appetite -both caused by prednisone. ...Read more

Dr. Michael Roman Dr. Roman
Internal Medicine
22 years in practice
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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What happens if you abruptly stop taking prednisone after being on 40mg for a year? Can you die?

Wean off: Slowly. Though not a overly high dose. Still want to wean slowly off. 30 mg day for week -10 days. Then 20. Etc. could even do it slower. It could cause adrenal gland to not work properly. Cause extreme fatigue. Jt pains body aches. To name. Few. Call your doctor to set up weaning protocol. ...Read more

Dr. Li-Min Hwang Dr. Hwang
Obstetrics & Gynecology
41 years in practice
National Cheng Kung University College of Medicine
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How do I avoid gaining weight while taking prednisone?

The basics: Limit calorie intake and increase exercise. Prednisone may interfering your sugar metabolism. Low carbs always a good idea. ...Read more

Dr. Jennie Law Dr. Law
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology
10 years in practice
Michigan State University College of Human Medicine
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How much extra insulin do I need while taking 60mg of prednisone?

How much extra insulin do I need while taking 60mg of prednisone?

Everyone different: It is diff for everyone, and depends also on yor appetite and type of Insulin u use. On general, your blood sugars will rise more than usual after each meal and then be lower thru the night. Very impt to see ur endo to help u work out regimen cause not controlling this proper often leads to more serious problems (way too high or low bg). ...Read more

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Dr. John Chiu Dr. Chiu
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
53 years in practice
University of Vermont College of Medicine
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Is prednisone and alpha liopic acid have interaction? Taking both

Is prednisone and alpha liopic acid have interaction? Taking both

No: But you need to assess why you need to take prednisone which may cause a lot of long term complications when taken regularly. ...Read more

Dr. Alexander Gamber Dr. Gamber
Dentistry
9 years in practice
The Ohio State University College of Medicine
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Will taking prednisone make your tongue feel raw?

Will taking prednisone make your tongue feel raw?

Can, indirectly: Raw tongue is not listed with the side effects, but Prednisone does weaken your immune system, which can lead to a susceptibility for oral candidiasis/thrush. This can definitely cause your tongue/ mouth to feel raw and sore. You can rinse with warm salt water to help alleviate the soreness and if it gets really bothersome, head to your doc for a script of antifungals like nystatin. Wish u best! ...Read more

Dr. Khurram Rehman
1,618 doctors shared insights

Fertility (Definition)

Fertility refers to the ability of a woman to conceive a child, or to the ability of a man to ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more