The use of prednisone is a topic that is highly charged in some circles. My point of view is that we all need to weigh the pros and cons of using steroids in light of our own individual circumstances.
Prednisone was the first medication that gave me relief from the unrelenting pain that was making my life a nightmare. It was prescribed by my orthopedic doctor while I was waiting to get in to see a rheumatologist. That was in March of 2010. I have not been completely off of prednisone since.
I know several people who cannot take prednisone because of other health issues, and I feel for them. My best friend is has Type 1 diabetes and uses an insulin pump. Her blood sugar levels get dangerously high if she is given prednisone. She can take Toradol, an NSAID, which is a blessing for her.
One of the biggest “issues” with prednisone is the weight gain factor. Prednisone actually causes weight to be redistributed to the face, abdomen and back, and it makes a ...
Will seizures and migraines cause any permanent damage to your brain? I had brain cancer 5 years ago and have had seizures since then. Yesterday, I had a partial seizure followed by an awful migraine. I have never had migraines before. Will seizures and migraines cause any permanent damage to your brain? Why am I now having migraines with my seizures?
Of course, I have no answer as to the "why?" part of your question, Migraines can have 250-300 triggers or associations in the first place. Untreated seizures can causes permanent changes in brain function (if not treated appropriately) and headaches, including Migraines, are very frequently seen after a seizure. This may just be part of your clinical presentation. Seek out the help of a headache and Migraine expert, as the post-seizure headaches can be difficult to treat. It’s important to note that neurologists aren’t necessarily Migraine and headache s...
Urinary tract infection - complicated; Infection - kidney; Complicated urinary tract infection; Kidney infection
The goals of treatment are to:
Control the infection
Due to the high death rate in the elderly population and the risk of complications, prompt treatment is recommended. Sudden (acute) symptoms usually go away within 48 to 72 hours after appropriate treatment.
Your doctor will select the appropriate antibiotics after a urine culture identifies the bacteria that is causing the infection. In acute cases, you may receive a 10- to 14-day course of antibiotics.
If you have a severe infection or cannot take antibiotics by mouth, you may be given antibiotics through a vein (intravenously) at first.
Chronic pyelonephritis may require long-term antibiotic therapy. It is very important that you finish all the medicine.
Commonly used antibiotics include the following:
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