I'm 60, and have rheumatoid arthritis, atherosclerosis and CHD. I had a CABG six years ago after two failed stents. I'm on Humira, prednisone, sulphasalazine and crestor. I am extremely fit, but find that oral cortisone gives me severe heart palpitations. Sometimes these palpitations after taking cortisone (for the r/a) are so bad I feel as if I am losing consciousness. Should I stop taking cortisone?
I definitely encourage you to consult with your physician about your symptoms and alternative medications.
All the best,
Lisa Nelson RD
Be Heart Healthy and Lose Weight
Thank you very much for your reply. I will be consulting my rheumatologist
within a week in this regard
Thank you again