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11/19/2007 5:55:56 PM

Reviewer: Vicki, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have Giant Cell Arteritis. I have been taking prednisone for 18 months. The drug immediately gave me relief from an excrutiating headache. The side effects have not been pleasant. I gained weight, experienced insomnia, lost hair, and bruised easily. I am currently under the care of a rheumatologist and I am trying to "wean" off slowly. My hope is my condition will be in remission ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/19/2007 4:53:55 AM

Reviewer: Laina, 19-24 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

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i was 18 when i took this drug to rid my body of its dependency on OTC pain killers (i was thought to be having rebound headaches). I had a horrible reaction. Fever, rash, vomiting, muscle weakness, dizziness... it was so bad that I couldn't finish the pills. If it works for you, great, but my doctor and I discovered I am allergic to it

Condition: Other
11/19/2007 4:53:52 AM

Reviewer: gideonbaxter, 75 or over Male on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Treated for low blood platelets. Count raised from 26 to 46. Hemoglobin and white blood cell counts also increased about 15%. Discontinued prednisone after 6 weeks due to potential side effects. My blood counts seem to have stabilized.

Condition: Other
11/13/2007 10:42:07 PM

Reviewer: Tech391, 35-44 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

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I have a painful L5-S1 herniated disc, causing excruciating pain when standing or walking in my lower back & upper leg. Use of other anti-inflammatory drugs had no noticable effect. After the first dose of Prednisone, there was a DRAMATIC reduction in the pain level, although some sciatica discomfort remains. I exercise often and am in pretty good shape, but I'd been having difficulty in ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/12/2007 1:40:37 PM

Reviewer: mockingbird425, 45-54 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Prednisone is not great for everyone, but it has been a miracle drug for me, even at a low dosage. I have cervical spinal stenosis, cervical degenerative disc disease (which is spreading down my back), and osteoarthritis. All of these cause severe pain in my neck, head and back and has caused me to become Disabled due to the pain and immobility. I am adjusting to a new regimen but for me, my mood ... Show Full Comment

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