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 4  Infected lungs I have only been on Prednisolone for 3 days - very strong 7day Z-pack. I have not been able to sleep at night and been very hungry. As of tonight, embarrassing so - my body temperature is extremely hot, sweating and made me very aroused. Hasnít helped my cough, drainage or lungs YET but I do feel sooooo much better. I want to go jogging. FROM: A lady in Tennessee F 44 7 days
Z-pack 7 d
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 5  Pneumonia Little high blood pressure. Fantastic wonder drug, removed lungh infection in super speed. Don't get scared of all the bad reviews. In fact; most people tolerate it very well. I have to admit the reviews scared me. It took my asthma, allergies, migraine, depression, low sex-drive and stiff muscles away. The euphoric effect disappears after a few days, in that time you feel so good, happy and confident, you may get a little hyperactive and do all the stuff you didn't want to do. I also noticed i felt a little warm and very horny the first few hours after taking it. No sleep problems or anything. If you want to avoid side effects, or the hyperactivity, space the dosing; for example 20mg and then 20mg 30-60 minutes later. DO NOT space it more, because then you decrease its effectiveness. M 29 7 days
40 MG 1X D
 3  Lupus, Raynauds & Rh Arthritis Couldn't sleep at night,tired and fatigue in the day, weight gain, joint pain went away but now that I have gradually gone down to 4MGS over 9 months I have a different sort of pain I get in my legs ( which I used to get) that gradually gets worse which make them feel paralysed. I cant move my leg, if I dont take panadol rapid it will spread to my other leg. I have had it twice in the past two weeks and feel like its gonna happen again anytime now. My knee is swollen and I have the worse tiredness and fatigue. Dizziness and blanking out at work. I am also taking Plaquenil but have been told by my specialist that it is the Prednisolone, well lack of since I am taking less and less. F 9 months
 5  Psoriatic Arthritis On 15mg I thought I was going crazy. I was restless and couldn't sleep. Felt panicky. I reduced to 10mg and it was BLISS. No pain, tons of energy, body toned up, was able to be really active. Slept fine. It was as thought this is what my body had missed all my life. I'm now on 7mg maintenance, and am trying to alternate between that and 5mg daily. To reduce side effects and problems. There is some poor wound healing and when I caught a cold, I had to take antibiotics as I didn't seem to be able to shift it. F 41 1.5 years
15mg - 7mg 1X D
 5  Polymyositis, RA;undiagnosed fever Tapered after 2 months. I have done this routine twice this year. Thank the Lord for prednisone. When nothing else works, prednisone shuts off fever, myositis, RA. Then the side effects come. After 3 weeks moon face. Takes about 2 months for it to go away after you taper to below 7 mg/day. Be patient. High dose, can't sleep, don't want to eat, can't type (re-type 3 times) can be irritable (so don't be and help the folks around you cope with you) As you taper, your appetite can become enormous, expect it and stay away from all salt and sugar, refined foods and anything "white" as it can induce diabetes. Thank God for the drug even with the side-effects, I am so glad it is there anyway. Follow dosages carefully and the same time of day, take medication with you and wear a medic-alert if traveling. F 53 5 months
30 mg 2X D
 2  chest infection I was prescribed Prednisolone Tablets 5mg X 6 a day because I could not cure my chesty cough for over a week. I only took 12 of it but then I started reading the side-effects notes and it was so shocking I stopped taking it Can cause severe depression, mental problems can happen while taking steroids, shortness of breath, shock and collapse,feeling high, loosing memory feeling, seeing or hearing things which do not exist and much more... No, I am not risking my health, no way. F 48 2 days
 5  rheumatoid arthritis No noticable side effects other than improved appetite but always was overweight; have reduced dose from 15mg/day to 5mg/day due to reading others problems on this site.It has certainly helped and am managing on 5mg plus the odd cocodomal whenever about to do anything strenuous.....managing ok. only been on prednisolone for about 5 took two weeks to kick in and then worked like magic (15mg/day) was a new man and was "over the moon". however have reduced dosage to try to avoid nasty side effects.. so far so good....HOORAY ! M 72 5 weeks
 5  Bells Palsy Muscle aches and twitches, increased hunger, fuzzy head and vision. Tiredness but this could have been the Bells Palsy anyway. I caught the paralysis of the face fast enough (within 48h) for the steroid drug to reduce the nerve swelling and restore motor function to almost 100% by day six of taking 50mg/day. Had some mild withdrawl symptoms for 4-5 days afterwards (was not tapered off as only on them for 10 days) - tired with slight muscle aches. Slight facial twitching and ear pain dying away after a week. Well worth putting up with. Very effective in my case considering Bells Palsy can drag on for months or even years in some cases. Steroids if taken quickly after facial paralysis can increase your chances of making a full recovery. M 47 10 days
 4  multiple sclerosis relapse gave me very slight palpitations, affected my vision (reduced acuity and colour vision), took prednisolone high dose 5x 100mg pills a day in the morning for 4 days. It sped up recovery from the MS attack very well and walking was back to normal after a week. M 37 4 days
 4  Crohn's Disease weight gain (mainly in the face and belly) lemon shaped belly (it went all hard and rounded) increased facial and chest hair (no problem) more spotty (mostly face and legs) ridiculous appetite (enjoyable after not being able to eat though) obsessions with strange things. manic episodes (doing things way faster than was practical) feeling that if there was an accident or a fight that i could save/defeat anyone. no hair loss (thank christ) i got diagnosed 6 months ago but had had crohn's for 10 years previously. although it seems like i put a lot of side effects down it wasnt so bad. they made me feel energetic and quite strong generally, made me poo regularly (up to 7 times solid a day, but when i got used to them just twice normally) it was good to poo regularly and solid too. and not be in pain. or worry about going out and having to go to the toilet. i was not happy about the weight gain though. weening off now and getting more pain. although my belly is smaller (horay) i'd still rather not have pain. M 25 150 days
 4  SLE Moon face, insomnia, depressed mood, thinning of the skin, slow wound healing, irregular menstrual period, increased growth of facial hair, weight gain, increased appetite. I was in high dosage of prednisolone when I was first diagnosed with SLE. I was extremely unhappy due to the change of my appearence-round bloated face and lot of weight gain, but it did keep my lupus under control. The doctors were not sure if it was SLE or steroid that caused my joint problems--I have a total hip replacement and core decompression done on both shoulders. I have osteopenia due to long term use of this drug and is taking actonel. There is good evidence that Calcium and vitamin D supplements protect against osteoporosis brought on by corticosteroids. So talk to your doctor about taking these supplements if you will be on this drug on a long term basis. I wish that my doctor knew about this before he put me on this drug. F 49 30 years
 5  Ulcerative Colitis Headaches F 16 3 years
 3  polymyositis weight gain,rashes, glaucoma due to steroids,oesteoperosis,digestive problems,fluid retention,muscle weakness. it is a good drug in the short term but over a long period of time can leave you with more diseases that what the original complaint was. F 29 8 years

PREDNISOLONE  (PREDNISOLONE):  Prednisolone is a man-made form of a natural substance (corticosteroid hormone) made by the adrenal gland. It is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood problems, immune system disorders, skin and eye conditions, breathing problems, cancer, and severe allergies. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as pain, swelling and allergic-type reactions.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)