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Prednisolone controls lupus but side effects destroying her skin elasticity causing deep depression. Sos!?

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Dr. Thomas Namey
Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

In brief: Corticosteroids!

Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc.
These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects.

In brief: Corticosteroids!

Prednisone and related drugs increase Insulin resistance, depress growth hormone secretion, thin the skin, cause personality changes, etc.
These are proportional to dose. These are quite common. I believe in low doses for most people who may benefit from them. Of all the drugs i use, corticosteroids are the most universal in side effects.
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