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Allergy Medicine vs. Prednisone for Allergies

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Prednisone is a synthetic corticosteroid drug that is particularly effective as an immunosuppressive drug drug. It is used to treat certain inflammatory diseases and (at higher doses) some types of cancer, but has significant adverse effects. Because it ... Read more on Wikipedia
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By Dan T.
July 15, 2014
Dan T. wrote
auto-immune hepatitis and medications
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By Adro
June 20, 2014
Adro wrote
Pred vs. Ulceris
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By John Barclay
June 10, 2014
John Barclay wrote
Prednisone 40mg 5-day dosage gave immediate relief from my anxiety at nighttime and libido went up.
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By Rameda
April 18, 2014
Rameda wrote
Predisone and swollen leg
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By Shelly
January 21, 2014
Shelly wrote
prednisone
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hya ,I have been on prednisone for 3 months and ,when I was on 40mg a ady I was talking all the time ,doing my sisters head in ,it was a side effect for me ,also very aggressive and personalty changed dramatically ,just started swelling in face neck top of arms ,and distended abdomen ,I have thyroid eye disese and thyrotoxicosis also on immune surpressants so hopefully after 6 weeks of these a can come down off steroids
deb  |  June 15, 2014
I was orig put on hydrocortisone, my joints all went bad, I had confused brain and memory loss. Then they put me on prednisolone, god I was in a rage all the time. At the end of 3 weeks my brain felt like it was going to burst. I'm being told I need steroids to live. But since I've taken them I'm just egsisting. I have trouble walking, my feet are so painful and my brain is mush.
Willow  |  March 30, 2014
I was put prednisone for wheezing. I am 46. On day 4. My heart
Rate is going down to as low as 52. I have dry mouth and
I'm talking more than normal. I have anxiety normally
And I'm freaking out about my heart rate. I can't confirm that its the
Prednisone but my heart rate is typically fast.
I am afraid my heart is going to just stop.
Marnie46  |  March 29, 2014
Prednisone had a similar effect on me. I became a lot more violent and easily irritated. I found that normal things would set me off and make me rageful. My mood was almost bipolar. It does go away once off the med for about a week or so. The mental changes are not permanent at all, but they are definitely the result of Prednisone.
March 24, 2014
Yes, definitely. This has happened to me as well as my sister, especially when the steroid (prednisone) levels are high. Talking more like if your really have too much caffeine in your system, also constant urination (more at night) and lastly sudden changes in mood.
Mark  |  March 12, 2014
YES! I am in the VERY same boat with my dad! I wish I had seen your post sooner.
mickilynn  |  February 22, 2014
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By Lighthouse
January 20, 2014
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Prednisone and Suicidal
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I'm so sorry for your lost. I was on 90 mg Prednizone and was in so much pain fr my decease. I was so depress and moody and was always have negative thoughts. It was the worst of the worst time. Now i m on 10mg every other day. I feel great. Thank God I m still alive.
thanhthanh  |  July 9, 2014
i was on prednisone 40mg i feel awful and low mood , cry every day i want kill myself not worth my life i hate steriod affect my heart fast beat and ectopic beat terrible but steriod reduce 5mg start feel better
yvonne  |  April 15, 2014
I was on 80 mg a day at the peak and it made me quite angry and violent. I was never near suicide but it definitely messed with my mind. However, I found that this effect ended about a week after I stopped taking it, and I did not have any serious withdrawal problems.
March 24, 2014
Yes, "speedy and talkative" is a common effect. The psychotic effects can kick in on higher doses. My husband was on 160 when he became psychotic the first time and 90 the second. What is important is that depression can occur while coming off, even tapering the correct way. Doctors know about that. What they need to also know is how to treat those who do show extreme lability. What you can do is make sure your doctors are aware.
Lighthouse  |  January 23, 2014
I'm so sorry to hear about your experience. I am wondering if my mom will get like that when she stops the prednisone. While on it, she is speedy and talkative and child-like acting. I'm wondering if it will be like a crash effect when it gets out of her system. Was your husband ever speedy and talkative on it?
shelly  |  January 21, 2014
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By CareBear2000
January 15, 2014
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January 14, 2014
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By Tracy
November 17, 2013
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On Prednisolone
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By Jean
November 7, 2013
Jean wrote
trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
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I am currently in Anatomy and Physiology II at Northwest Florida State College and it sounds like you might have Cushing's Disease. General signs and symptoms of this includes fat redistribution (Truncal Obesity) and weight gain. However, it is treatable because all it is, is an overproduction of the hormone Cortisol. With that being said, just tell your family physician that you need a lab for your Cortisol/Corticosterone levels. Hope this helps!!
Malcolm Griffith  |  April 11, 2014
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By JADE
September 19, 2013
JADE wrote
ulcer colitis and prednisone
I had the same symptoms for months before being diagnosed with PMR. Predisone is the only medication that will help this disease. 2 years later and I'm still on a daily dose of 5.5mg the good news is that predisone is cheap and has long term data on it and low doses are pretty safe. I am going to acupuncture to try and get off the predisone. good luck.
Poly myalgia rheumatic  |  June 20, 2014
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By Beveerly Johnson
September 19, 2013
Beveerly Johnson wrote
Trunkel obesity caused by prednisone
yes taking too much prednisolone can raise your cortisol levels causing obesity ie, cushings disease and un fortunately the only way to get rid of it is exercise, and also metabolic tests to check insulin levels hopes this helps
marie  |  December 3, 2013
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September 2, 2013
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Risperdal flat affect
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What patients are saying about Allergy Medicine vs. Prednisone

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have diabetes (thanks Prednisone) and noticed that my Blood...
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birth. He was Put on prednizone and neti pot and nasel...
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treated my sinusitis problem with Prednisone and allergy...
...with Prednisone for sinusitis, slight headache everyday, ...general doctor treated my sinusitis problem with Prednisone and allergy medicine. I m pretty sure ...of energy) and my body has ach...
- also tried prednisone, no results. What works? A...
...the insides of her thighs in the fall. I've tried every allergy medicine & had several tests done at the vet, no ...like yours - also tried prednisone, no results. What works? A...
So she gave him a prednisone shot, a steroid inhaler,...
...die! His allergies have prolonged the cough, which has now triggered his asthma. So she gave him a prednisone shot, a steroid inhaler, told him to take his allergy medicine and a suppressant (not...
I got home I took 2 prednisone pills I had left. I don't...
...having bad allergies then. Was miserable sneezing ALL day at Dollywood with Angel I took so much allergy medicine I am amazed I did not OD. Finally when I got home I took 2 prednisone pills I had...
on prednisone before also a few times, I beleive it worked...
...if their's any other allergy medicine for young children thru ...like to make my kids sleepy thru medicines. She's also been on prednisone before also a few times, I beleive it worked well but s...
it but the prednisone shot I got Saturday evening wore off...
...- well you would not believe it but the prednisone shot I got Saturday evening wore off Monday and everything started up ...riding it out and taking the allergy medicine.  I did not go back...
can cause hives?  I am on Prednisone for two weeks at 30...
...now.  I had to go off my allergy medicine yesterday because I am ...in a week.  Does anyone know if Prednisone or prolonged use of ...can cause hives?  I am on Prednisone for two weeks at...
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