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Sunday, July 19, 2009 Paddy, Community Member, asks

Q: Cortisone and palpitations

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?

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Lisa Nelson, Health Pro
7/21/09 12:28pm

Hi Paddy,


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

Paddy, Community Member
7/21/09 12:49pm

Hi Lisa

Thank you very much for your reply. I will be consulting my rheumatologist

within a week in this regard

Thank you again

Kind regards


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By Paddy, Community Member— Last Modified: 12/07/10, First Published: 07/19/09