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Condition: Asthma
2/7/2014 7:04:51 AM

Reviewer: lilemom269, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to less than 2 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I have asthma. So anytime I get a coughing cold I always get placed on prednisone. Which clears my itchy skin, but as soon as I come off the drug I begin itching all over again. It is bad!!! I think that this medicine has destroyed something in my body, and not 1 doctor can tell me what is wrong...Putting me back on prednisone isn't the answer....HELP! Don't take this medicine unless you ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Asthma
1/9/2014 11:55:49 PM

Reviewer: Dewyrose, 65-74 Male on Treatment for 2 to less than 5 years (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I have had asthma for years and successfully treated it with brief prednisone treatments. My asthma became uncontrolled about 4 years ago. About 1 year ago I was diagnosed with ABPA and started treatment with an antifungal and prednisone. I am slowly phasing off the prednisone and have not had a significant flare up of asthma since beginning this combination treatment 11 months ago. (The ABPA wa ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Asthma
12/8/2013 9:18:50 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
I've had a seizure disorder for over 60 years..no seizure for 41. Whether it is lack of sleep...from Prednisone..or interaction..I have noticed several absence type seizures...it is helping me breathe...so I am going to increase my prophylactic dose of anticonvulsants for the duration of the taper.....

Condition: Asthma
11/18/2013 4:01:39 AM

Reviewer: Pkilpat2, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 6 months to less than 1 year (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
Extreme weight loss (145 down to 124); not sleeping even with Ambien; extreme leg and foot cramps; no appetite (even after being off of Oral Prednisone for 6 months; extreme Mood Swings "steroid mania"; chronic fatigue; swelling of lymph nodes throughout my whole body and many other things that I do not have room to list here.

Condition: Asthma
11/16/2013 10:20:47 AM

Reviewer: rosie, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
my breathing worsened,weigh gain,sleepless nights,irratible,nervous.my doctor won't take me off of it.should i just stop on my own?

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