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 1  Rash Depression, mood swings, extreme anxiety, onset of panic attacks, shortness of breath, dry mouth, frequent thirst, nausea, dizziness, high blood pressure, racing heart, muscle spasms, cramping, pressure in head and ears, extreme fatigue, confusion, brain fog, sensitivity to light, easily overstimulated, headaches, having to eat smaller meals and drink tons of water throughout day even 2 mos later. Pleasure of life has dissipated. Would strongly suggest this drug be banned as it is dangerous. My dosage was: 10mg, 6 pills for 2 days, 10mg 5 pills for 2 days, etc until I reached 10 days both times. F 40 20 days
10mgvary 6X D
 1  Temporal ateritis After taking 5 pills, I became extremely anxious, horrible sweating, wet hair, neck itching and broke out in hives. Blood pressure and heart rate through the roof. Dr said allergy don't ever take again. Bowels have been wrecked and still itching after stopping. Wish I'd never taken it. Turns out I didnt have temporal arteritis. F 73 2 days
2X D
 4  Autoimmune condition Took high dose 50 mg daily for a year until immune suppressor kicked in, then tapered for a year. Pretty much textbook as expected side effects; no sleep, moon face, swelling, glaucoma, grew a mustache lol. But I was mobile and functioning and did not die which actually came close when my illness began. Tapering was a nightmare, every month nausea, fatigue, flaring symptoms. Start to feel better, reduce dose again. Blegh. Glad to be off it but it does it's job well. F 38 2 years
1X D
 1  Bursitis/osteoarthritis in knee Headache, stomach ache, loss of appetite, restlessness, anxiety, depression, crying spells and inability to function or work due to general feeling of malaise. After just one pill, I immediately regretted it. Iíve never felt this horrible in my life. Aside from the physical side effects, the psychological ones were 1000x worse. I would never recommend anyone taking this drug! All this happened to me in one day! I have GAD with a family history of irregular heartbeat and canít believe my doctor would prescribe this! F 62 5 days
20 MG 2X D
 5  Asthma Mostly fast heart rate oral thrush every time I had to do a boost for persistent asthma It does make you feel better but the side effects are very scary and it seems like I get oral thrush now with everything I take.Very upset F 73 7 days
20mg 1X D
 1  Poison ivy Breathing, memory loss, dizziness chest pains, itching all over blurred vision, depression. Should be banned. Drs. Do not look at other medications and look for interactions. M 69 3 days
40 1X D
 1  Poison ivy Breathing, memory loss, dizziness chest pains, itching all over blurred vision, depression. Should be banned. Drs. do not look at other medications and look for interactions. M 69 3 days
40 1X D
 1  Muscle cramp Took this for two days and I have sweating, anxiety, crying spells due to being anxious, head preassure, teeth preassure, headaches and more....If someone experiences this too I would like recomendations F 20 15 days
10mg 1X D
 5  Auto imune disease Talkative, hungry, energetic sleep problem just a little bir I had lost my appetite completely , lost alot of weight felt like I was dieing. I took 20 mg prednizone,after 2 days I felt 50% better. For me it was a miracle drug. M 82 0 days
20mg 1X D
 2  Cellulitis with antibiotic Woke up first night with heart pounding, pulse 82- usually 65-70 during the day. Slept 2 1/2 hours that night. Through the 5 days my resting heart rate was 75-85. It's never so high. If you take this daily you must do so by 9 AM or you will most likely not sleep well. If you have high or even borderline blood pressure or glucose make sure you take a low dose or find an alternative. I had a friend whose glucose went up to 700 because idiot doctor prescribed a dose knowing he had diabetes with no insulin adjustment. This is not a drug to play with! M 69 5 days
20 1X D
 1  Possible pmr eye pressure,eye pain,headaches,blurry vision,pain throughout body,ear pressure and pain,extreme fatigue Stopped after 2 days and its now 5 days after stopping and I am still experiencing all these side effects and they don't seem to be getting better.If anyone has experienced this with only 2 days of predisone please email me and let me know how long it took for these side effects to go away. M 58 3 days
15 mg 1X D
 1  Asthma attack I was given and per IV my first dose and sent home with 50 mg for 4 days. It helped a little with the asthma, but as soon as I stopped I started experiencing shortness of breath,panic attack, palpitations, nausea, disconnected feeling, severe muscle spasms, muscle weakness and tightness, fatigue and in well feelings. F 37 5 days
50 1X D
 1  Sinus Almost all side effect severe fatigue,anxiety,headache,depression burning in feet ,lose of appetite,mood swings,foggy head always feel hang,irritable and so many more I request all the people please don't use this drug,I started this drug in June 2020 for 12 days ,all that 12 days I feel very good it cleared my sinus but after finish my dose after 3 days I start felling headache, anxiety,panic attack,depression so many other day by day and after 5 month it November I am still feeling anxiety,depression,headache,blurred vision,burn in my feet,mood swings.and my sinus also came back ,I don't recommend this drug unless it's a matter of death M 40 12 days
10mg 3X D
 1  Swelling Allergic reaction Headache pressure around head in Face Sweaty feet racing heart anxiety panic attacks body aches muscle jerking crazy sleep patterns bacteria infection. I've been on prednisone for eight months I've recently stopped taking them . It's going on 2 months off me being off the drug and that's when I started feeling side effects it did help with my unknown swelling but I would not recommend this drug unless you really needed it . I've been having crazy dreams crazy thoughts and these headaches been consistent for three weeks on and off. The body aches are gone but the headache seems like it is here every day be very careful taking this drug! I will Never take it again Honestly i'm recovering the symptoms will go away but it could take up to a few months F 30 7 months
20 mg 2X D
 1  Hearing loss A vascular Necrosis, Tendonitis, Glaucoma, Sacriolitis, Osteoporosis, Osteopenia I was a very healthy individual until I started experiencing severe sudden hearing loss. The only treatment by ENTs is Prednisone. After taking it for 3 years on and off, I ended up with avasular necrosis in my hip and needed a hip replacement. I also now have blurry vision from glaucoma - my eyes had been improving before this. I also have osteoporosis and osteopenia. Donít take this drug unless all other options have been explored. After 3 years it took ME going to an allergist to find out my hearing loss was caused by a combination of allergies. I also have an upper cervical misalignment (which does not allow drainage of my Eustachian tube). ENTs are prescribing this stuff like candy. F 60 60 days
60 mg 1X D
 1  Sinus infection I experienced night sweats, depression , anxiety, paranoia, and loss of appetite. I also experienced loss of breath along with heart palpitations, and fatigue. These side affects lasted a little over 4 months . F 38 6 days
40mg 1X D
 1  Vestibular neuritis/inner ear infec Took prednisone as directed 10 mg x 6 for day 1 and 2 , 10 mg x 4 for day 3 and 4 , 10 mg x 2 for day 5 and 6 , 10 mg x 1 for 7 and 8 ..... heart started to beat real fast , 3 days after taper . Started to feel irritable and felt like a ping pong ball was bouncing inside my forehead . 1 week after taper , I have insomnia for about a week . Developed some shortness of breath although SP O2 oxygen levels are above 96%... BP was raised by 20 points in top number as evidenced in trip to doctor 3 days after coming off of it . BP has leveled off after a couple of days now ... Experienced some wild , vivid dreams while taking prednisone. Experienced some confusion looking for right words to say and had some brain fog . Starting to feel a little better 10 days off prednisone . Not recommended to take this drug . M 53 7 days
60 1X D
 1  Severe Angioedema of the tongue Sweating, moon face, indigestion, fluid retention, heart racing, breathing difficulties, stomach pain, weakness, fatigue, trouble sleeping, increased anxiety. Don't take this drug unless you absolutely have no choice. It's like swallowing death everytime you take a pill. F 48 3 weeks
40mg 1X D
 1  TMJ made my chest burn like crazy, can't sleep. Sweating in my sleep no matter how much A.C is blast on me. Very very angry move swings. I took one pill of 20mg at 12:45pm and haven't took any more and still feel the side affects the next day at 2:45. I recommend no babies or toddlers around you while on this drug, cause they will make you worse and possibly make you hurt them without you thinking of your wrong, this drug is the devil himself at work. M 31 1 days
20mg 1X D
 4  Allergic reaction I had a awful reaction to Nystatin. Hives from head to toes, swollen face, lips... The er gave me a prescription of Prednisone and it helped a lot! There is a lot of side effects tho. My blood sugar was way to high, shaking, moon face, anxiety... But it really was a life saver for my situation. F 32 7 days
50 mg 1X D

PREDNISONE  (PREDNISONE):  Prednisone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, severe allergies, skin diseases, cancer, eye problems, and immune system disorders. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions.   (Sources: U.S. Centers for Medicare Services, FDA)