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Colcrys vs. Prednisone for Gout

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Colcrys

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Other Names: Colchicine

Prednisone

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/ 427,815 posts
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Based on 367 patient discussions on healthcare websites and blogs
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Colchicine is a medication used for gout. It is a toxic natural product and secondary metabolite, originally extracted from plants of the genus Colchicum (autumn crocus, Colchicum autumnale, also known as "meadow saffron"). It was used originally... Read more on Wikipedia
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 Mark
August 28, 2014
Mark wrote
Prendisone for Gouty Arthritus
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By Audrey
August 9, 2014
Audrey wrote
UTI and prednisone
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By Anna
July 24, 2014
Anna wrote
PREDNISONE and PERIODONITIS
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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.
So weird! Got Prednisone for some allergic dermatitis and they told me not to take it near bed time because it makes you wired. Not the case with me! I still take it in the morning but by night time I actually am tired and sleep without needing to take my anxiety medicine. I've been on Xanax for over a year to help me sleep at night. Its great! I hope for the short time I am on it it will just get me into a better sleep pattern!
Rachel  |  August 14, 2014
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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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High doses of prednisone have had the 'speed' effect on me. I felt great with lots of energy and happy but I couldn't shut up. It wasn't a problem for me, I liked it. My dose that day was probably 30 mg. Now I stay at 20 or under for inflammation of my bronchial tubes and don't take it if it isn't absolutely necessary. I'm also not good with 'weaning myself off' of it, as the doctor said to do but I have no side affects besides a bit of face swelling after a couple of days on it. Keep your dosa
Jean  |  August 27, 2014
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
Lighthouse wrote
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
CareBear2000 wrote
Prednisone
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By may
January 14, 2014
may wrote
prednisone
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By Tracy
November 17, 2013
Tracy wrote
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 have wasted lots of money in doctor offices and at the pharmacy, not to mention the time spent not feeling very well.
The thing that helped me the most has being visiting the acupuncturist . She also prescribed Chinese herbs for joint pain, etc. And she has provided help with the right foods to eat at the right time, and more importantly the foods to AVOID. I did not know that sugar causes pain. It causes swelling and therefore pain. I can not have one spoonful of flavored yogurt w
Mary McCrae  |  August 3, 2014
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
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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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By Mockingbird813
September 2, 2013
Mockingbird813 wrote
Risperdal flat affect
I would try to find a good acupuncturist and tell your story to them. You might be surprised by the pressure points that can help with emotions, meaning too much manic, or not enough. It would be worth it to find a good acupuncturist , many ailments are treatable, with swift results.
Mary McCrae  |  August 3, 2014
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What patients are saying about Colcrys vs. Prednisone

27 patient discussions from healthcare websites and blogs
colcrys since i'm allergic to prednisone. i haven't been...
...sarcoid is flaring ...prescription for colcrys since i'm allergic to prednisone. i haven't been tested for lupus for about 15 years when they first diagnosed me with Ehlers Danlos Syndrome. ...
way, I have colcrys that I take immediately and every half...
...For the times it flairs up any way, I have colcrys that I take immediately and every half hour after until it lessens. ...under control. And I do have an RX of prednizone just ...
seems only prednisone works but am looking into another...
...thanks already take colchicine it is now called colcrys thanks for the info ...up happens seems only prednisone works but am looking into another alternative. I also take allopurinol as well for...
... next day starting a run of prednisone, ( Medrol over...
...post about a bad flair: \" colcrys 1.2,g and then 0.6 one hour later ... next day starting a run of prednisone, ( Medrol over a 6-day ...I hate to take the prednisone and colcrys ... watche...
clinic\" and was given prednisone, antibiotic and tylenol....
...to \"street clinic\" and was given prednisone, antibiotic and tylenol. One ...no choice but to take Colcrys and Indomethacin (even though ...is horrible. Back on the Colcrys and Indomethacin ...
Dr. prescibed prednisone which got pain to a managable...
...with no relief. Dr. prescibed prednisone which got pain to a managable ...days ago Doc prescibed colcrys now pain is again ...and weakness plus paying $5 apill...prednisone seams to work as w...
meds are you on? if you are unable to taper off prednisone...
...it now. I just have to be careful. What meds are you on? if you are unable to taper off prednisone, you should talk to your doctor about trying a ...1mg per month and adding colcry...
but I am still on prednisone, methotrexate, and colcrys....
...What are your numbers like? I completely changed my diet too, and noticed a big improvement on my energy level. My numbers are great, but I am still on prednisone, methotrexate, and...
it may be used along with Prednisone and a NSAID to...
...may be used along with Prednisone and a NSAID to treat it. If one has taken Prednisone to treat ...Clinic recommends taking Colcrys and a ...me a year to slowly wean off Prednisone without re...
it may be used along with Prednisone and a NSAID to...
...may be used along with Prednisone and a NSAID to treat it. If one has taken Prednisone to treat ...Clinic recommends taking Colcrys and a ...me a year to slowly wean off Prednisone without re...
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