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 ...
Study results are again indicating that Migraineurs who experience frequent Migraine attacks and / or have a long history of Migraines are at increased risk of "silent brain damage," brain damage that (so far) does not seem to cause any symptoms. This again shows that reducing the frequency of Migraine attacks (aka Migraine headaches) is critical. Study Background and Introduction Previous studies have introduced the idea of Migraine as a progressive brain disease and shown the following points, which are important background to the study discussed in this article: Up to one-third of Migraineurs experience Migraine with aura (MWA). Adult women are affected by Migraine three times more than men. An estimated 20% of the population will develop Migraine disease in their lifetime. Clinical studies have reported Migraine as a risk factor for ischemic stroke in women. In a large-scale population-based study, "silent" brain damage is more frequent in people with...
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...
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