• pepper pepper
    January 29, 2010
    Is Prednisone a blood thinner itself?
    pepper pepper
    January 29, 2010

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  • QSHOTER February 04, 2010
    QSHOTER
    January 29, 2010

    NO IT ISN'T A BLOOD THINNER.IF IT WASN'T FOR PREDNISONE I WOULD BE IN CONSTANT PAIN AND MY HANDS AND FEET WOULD BE SWOLLEN ALL THE TIME.I KNOW IT HAS A LOT OF SIDE EFFECTS BUT WHAT CAN I DO.I DON'T HAVE A RHEUMATOLOGIST RIGHT NOW BUT SOON.

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    • dee
      dee
      January 05, 2011
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      dee
      January 05, 2011

      Try an alkaline diet,  Lots of raw fruits and vegetables, avoid refined sugar and refined carbohydrates.  Only fish and chicken in small quantities.  Almonds are an alkaline food.  Also raw honey.  Green smoothies may really help you.  Order the book "GREEN FOR LIFE" and you may reduce your pain by a huge amount, in a healthy way.  Our bodies are supposed to be alkaline, but our diets are often very acid (sugars, red meat, lots of meat, etc.)  Use whole grains, no white bread, rice, etc.  You may be able to change your pain with effort.  If it is worth it to you, try it.:)

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  • Antoinette February 04, 2010
    Antoinette
    January 29, 2010

    Hi,

     

    It's not a blood thinner.  Prednisone prevents the release of substances in the body that cause inflammation.  It is a steroid medication.  It can, however,  weaken your immune system, but this is normal with all the RA medications.

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