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 ...
Generic Name: PREDNISONE - ORAL Pronounced: (PRED-nih-sone) Prednisone Oral Precautions
Before taking prednisone, tell your doctor or pharmacist
if you are allergic to it; or if you have any other allergies. This product may
contain inactive ingredients, which can cause allergic reactions or other
problems. Talk to your pharmacist for more details.
Before using this medication, tell your doctor or
pharmacist your medical history, especially of:
current/past infections (such as fungal infections,
heart problems (such as heart failure, recent heart
high blood pressure
stomach/intestinal problems (such as ulcer,
bone loss (osteoporosis)
mental/mood disorders (such as psychosis, anxiety,
eye diseases (such as cataracts, glaucoma)
mineral imbalance (such as low level of potassium/calcium i...
Nervous about a date?? Rest assured some of you will get that fateful, larger than life zit, that invariably shows up when we are stressed and can ill afford it....did you say stressed?? Well did the pimple actually erupt because you were stressed?? or did you get stressed because the pimple erupted??
According to experts - yes, the acne may have come because instead of adopting a yoga stance and ohming your way to calm and reserved demeanor - you chose to let stress rule the roost!!
Stress can cause a myriad of skin problems - hair falling out, skin breaking out, skin flushing and so on. Grey hairs too? Well, if you pull out your hair, because you are stressed, the new hair that grows back could indeed grow in grey. You could also develop alopecia - bald spots - that may indeed be caused to some degree by unmanaged stress. What does the stress do exactly? It causes increased levels of cortisol which can in one case cause excess oil production...
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