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05/04/2012 08:58 AM

started my prednisone and plaquneil today

Alby1977
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So I started my new treatment plan,,, prednisone is gonna be with me for awhile, 15mgs twice a day for 2 weeks, and then 10mgs for 2 weeks and 5mgs for two weeks.

Prednisone leave a metalic taste Sick I am guessing that is normal,, I sure hope alot of the inflammation goes away.

will keep everyone posted

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05/04/2012 09:55 AM
bits
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I bet the pred will help you alot. Pred can leave a yucky aftertaste. I take mine with water than take several sips of a cola and nibble a cracker.

Praying for you alby.

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05/04/2012 11:33 AM
claphappy
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I hope you feel better soon. I will have to yield to taking Pred. my self.

05/04/2012 11:35 AM
Alby1977
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yeah the only thing I forgot about Pred, it makes u sweat, like makes u feel hot, and its already hot outside lol, Plaquinel seems to be ok, its not like MTX at all

05/04/2012 01:41 PM
bits
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I never know how pred will make me feel.

Sometimes it makes me very hateful. Sometimes weepy. Sometimes just lots of energy. But always sweaty.

Last time I took it(high doses) it didn't affect me in the weepy/hateful department.

My family was thankful.

Just try to keep as cool as possible. If you have a fan turn it toward you.

Anything that cools your body will help.

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05/04/2012 01:42 PM
bits
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alby, you know pred lowers your immunity? Be careful around sick folks.

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05/04/2012 02:24 PM
libyana
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Bits , I didn't know that about pred......I have been on it for 4 mths now.

I will def take care now around sick folks.I do carry wipes with me everywhere & wipe shopping carts ,handles etc but never thought about people maybe should wipe them down too...lol

anyway thx for info

Libyana


05/04/2012 02:56 PM
JoLoBa
 
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I was weepy on a higher dose, but tapered to lower and am much better. I think the prednisone sweatiness may be what's waking me up 4-5 times a night. Thanks for the fan idea!

05/04/2012 03:03 PM
Alby1977
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Wow didnt know that Bits, thanks for sharing. Anyone take Plaquniel??

05/04/2012 03:12 PM
bits
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Pred reduces inflammation AND supresses immunity. My docs alway warned me about this.

So please be careful friends.

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