Prednisone 5 mg daily

i am down from 60mg to10 mg of prednisone daily along with 20mg of methotrexate weekly. what i have had is a large number of squamous cells (10 in the last 9 years) that my dermatologist thinks is at least partially due to the prednisone. my neurologist did not prescribe prednisone (or anything else) for my condition.. dimachkie:  as you suggest, i usually use a slow taper of low dose prednisone. member:  how different is manufactured prednisone from natural corticosteroid produced by our bodies? answer: in europe they use prednisolone and in the us we use prednisone.. dimachkie:  it is hard to tell without knowing exactly when you got ivig and when the prednisone was given and when you started getting better. research yourself on how to wean off of prednisone or any steroid. member:  i have been on prednisone in various doses for about 2 years since diagnosed with dm in 2012. weight gain is a side effect of prednisone along with hair growth, night sweats (never had that one), nightmares (had a few of those) but they are nothing compared to the bone loss from long term use.

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question to you, what is a safe level (long term) for someone like me that should or should not take prednisone? i really can't say that it has helped my ibm; but it does make me feel better and i do have more energy; but will this low daily dose cause other problems? however, i have had no side effects that i know of and have read about people being on prednisone for years(20+) with no problems. dimachkie:  the main 3 complications of high dose prednisone are diabetes, weight gain and high blood pressure. i have read on some of the facebook ibm pages that some individuals who have ibm take prednisone when they are travelling to help with leg pain and swelling. my neurologist did not prescribe prednisone (or anything else) for my condition. member:  what is the best way to taper of prednisone? other corticoids, including methylprednisolone, hydrocortisone, prednisone, and prednisolone, are considered to be short acting (producing adrenocortical suppression for 1¼ to 1½ days following a single dose) and thus are recommended for alternate day therapy. initial dosage of prednisone may vary from 5 mg to 60 mg per day, depending on the specific disease entity being treated.. dimachkie:  i prefer the prednisone dose to be at or below 10 mg per day if possible.

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member:  hello and ty for your time and consideration, i am 7 years into my path with dm w/pos jo 1, i was told early on in my disease process that i had developed a condition known as "prednisone dependency" it was impossible for my level to be lowered without my cpk and disease symptoms increasing. member:  does one build up a tolerance to prednisone (solumedrol)?'s live discussion is about the management and side affects of prednisone. what i have had is a large number of squamous cells (10 in the last 9 years) that my dermatologist thinks is at least partially due to the prednisone. i have read on some of the facebook ibm pages that some individuals who have ibm take prednisone when they are travelling to help with leg pain and swelling.. dimachkie:  i am not sure that doses of prednisone as low as 5 mg can cause bone loss.. dimachkie:  the decision to change prednisone dose depends on your symptoms, the muscle examination done by the neurologist or rhematologist and the blood test results. member:  hello and ty for your time and consideration, i am 7 years into my path with dm w/pos jo 1, i was told early on in my disease process that i had developed a condition known as "prednisone dependency" it was impossible for my level to be lowered without my cpk and disease symptoms increasing. it may be helpful to triple or even quadruple the daily maintenance dose and administer this every other day rather than just doubling the daily dose if difficulty is encountered.., cigarette smoking cessation, limitation of alcohol consumption, participation in weight-bearing exercise for 30-60 minutes daily) should be encouraged.

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every other day prednisone is not a good option for patients with diabetes and in those with uncontrolled hypertension. after recovering from the side condition and weaning back off prednisone, however, his lung function has returned to normal levels. there any alternatives to prednisone in the pipeline that are safer long term, that don't so effectively shut down the immune system to result in other serious conditions? is there any reason to taper the 5 mg prednisone to zero - or should it be maintained as "insurance". as the prednisone was tapered, cellcept was introduced and now i take 3000 mg daily, and am stable. my last flare of pm came on as i was tapering down from 3mg daily to 2 mg daily. member:  as a medical provider myself as well as a dm patient, i'd be very interested in your view of the "art" of managing the prednisone taper in myositis patients. following adverse reactions have been reported with prednisone or other corticosteroids:Anaphylactoid or hypersensitivity reactions, anaphylaxis, angioedema. member:  i have pm and have been taking 5 mg prednisone for a couple of years. after recovering from the side condition and weaning back off prednisone, however, his lung function has returned to normal levels.

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member:  are there ways to expedite adrenal recovery after weaning off prednisone? member:  i have been on prednisone since 2006 when i was diagnosed with polymyositis. the event of an acute flare-up of the disease process, it may be necessary to return to a full suppressive daily divided corticoid dose for control. these are much less likely to occur while someone is started on low dose prednisone. if i am unlucky enough to have another relapse, will prednisone (solumedrol) work as it has before? have had myositis in 2011, am taking 10mg/day prednisone now, and feel sore or pain sometimes of both hand.. dimachkie:  some patients may have to stay on low dose prednisone for the rest for their lives. member:  i have been told prednisone will not benefit ibm patients, do you agree? member:  i've taken prednisone in doses ranging from an initial 80 mg to my current 12, every day for 15 years, to treat my pm. weight gain is a side effect of prednisone along with hair growth, night sweats (never had that one), nightmares (had a few of those) but they are nothing compared to the bone loss from long term use.

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there any alternatives to prednisone in the pipeline that are safer long term, that don't so effectively shut down the immune system to result in other serious conditions?. dimachkie:  i have seen a case of prednisone-induced weakness with ibm. included in the situations which may make dosage adjustments necessary are changes in clinical status secondary to remissions or exacerbations in the disease process, the patient’s individual drug responsiveness, and the effect of patient exposure to stressful situations not directly related to the disease entity under treatment; in this latter situation, it may be necessary to increase the dosage of prednisone for a period of time consistent with the patient’s condition. more severe disease states usually will require daily divided high dose therapy for initial control of the disease process. my doc wishes me to get off of prednisone due to side effects. the same clinical findings of hyperadrenocorticism may be noted during long-term pharmacologic dose corticoid therapy administered in conventional daily divided doses. member:  i have polymyositis and have always responded well to prednisone.. dimachkie:  i am not aware of prednisone causing lung inflammation.. dimachkie:  i am have many patients on low dose prednisone like you with minimal if any side effects. member:  i have pm and have been taking 5 mg prednisone for a couple of years.

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is it possible it's the prednisone or is it more likely my compromised immune system? day therapy is a corticosteroid dosing regimen in which twice the usual daily dose of corticoid is administered every other morning. i only use prednisone with the average dosage being 20-40 mg.. dimachkie:  i prefer to taper prednisone dose at or below 10 mg per day or equivalent dose for patients who need to be taking it long-term. i noticed however that supposedly i don't have my original adrenal glands (original kidneys removed) yet those times without taking prednisone i did not notice any difference other than lost the moon face and lost my kidney).. dimachkie:  the starting dose of prednisone in adults with myositis is 60 to 80 mg per day. i was always told that prednisone did nothing for ibm.. prograf, imuran, cellcept) are helping to keep me off or lowering to a more reasonable level of prednisone. the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis daily doses of 200 mg of prednisolone for a week followed by 80 mg every other day for 1 month have been shown to be effective. complications of treatment with glucocorticoids are dependent on the size of the dose and the duration of treatment, a risk/benefit decision must be made in each individual case as to dose and duration of treatment and as to whether daily or intermittent therapy should be used.

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i have tried several times to reduce my prednisone but i feel so horrible, my muscles hurt and i feel as if i just can't function.. dimachkie:  i have seen a case of prednisone-induced weakness with ibm.'s live discussion is about the management and side affects of prednisone. however, i have had no side effects that i know of and have read about people being on prednisone for years(20+) with no problems. is it possible my body "likes" or does well on prednisone? i needed to gain a few pounds around the time of my transplant but since i got a kidney from my brother i was not on prednisone right away. i question how long i can continue on this low dose of prednisone without suffering bad side effects? i was always told that prednisone did nothing for ibm. i really can't say that it has helped my ibm; but it does make me feel better and i do have more energy; but will this low daily dose cause other problems?. dimachkie:  many patients are dependent on low dose prednisone.

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i needed to gain a few pounds around the time of my transplant but since i got a kidney from my brother i was not on prednisone right away. member:  what permanent damage does long term use of prednisone causedr. use of prednisone in active tuberculosis should be restricted to those cases of fulminating or disseminated tuberculosis in which the corticosteroid is used for management of the disease in conjunction with an appropriate antituberculous regimen. i have been fortunate not to have this one either but patients do need to keep tabs of it especially on prednisone. member:  what permanent damage does long term use of prednisone causedr.'s live discussion is about the management and side affects of prednisone. and should i always expect to have this type of dependency on prednisone ? i am now stable for one year while taking a maintenance dose of 5 mg prednisone and 3000 mg cellcept. have had myositis in 2011, am taking 10mg/day prednisone now, and feel sore or pain sometimes of both hand. two years ago he needed sustained, high levels of prednisone to combat an opportunistic skin condition that persisted for 18 months.

. dimachkie:  as you suggest, i usually use a slow taper of low dose prednisone. member:  i've taken prednisone in doses ranging from an initial 80 mg to my current 12, every day for 15 years, to treat my pm. there any alternatives to prednisone in the pipeline that are safer long term, that don't so effectively shut down the immune system to result in other serious conditions? i do not think that prednisone 5 mg daily increases the risk of osteopenia. answer: in europe they use prednisolone and in the us we use prednisone. each was followed by a regimen of 60 mg prednisone tapered to 5 mg over a calendar year.. dimachkie:  the starting dose of prednisone in adults with myositis is 60 to 80 mg per day. intensol™ oral solution (concentrate) is formulated for oral administration containing 5 mg per ml of prednisone usp and alcohol 30%. 2008, i've been yo-yoing with prednisone and none of the first tier drugs (i.. dimachkie:  some patients may have to stay on low dose prednisone for the rest for their lives.

current recommendations suggest that all interventions be initiated in any patient in whom glucocorticoid therapy with at least the equivalent of 5 mg of prednisone for at least 3 months is anticipated; in addition, sex hormone replacement therapy (combined estrogen and progestin in women; testosterone in men) should be offered to such patients who are hypogonadal or in whom replacement is otherwise clinically indicated and biphosphonate therapy should be initiated (if not already) if bone mineral density (bmd) of the lumbar spine and/or hip is below normal. member:  i have been on prednisone since 2006 when i was diagnosed with polymyositis. 2008, i've been yo-yoing with prednisone and none of the first tier drugs (i. my last flare of pm came on as i was tapering down from 3mg daily to 2 mg daily. dimachkie:  the main 3 complications of high dose prednisone are diabetes, weight gain and high blood pressure. research yourself on how to wean off of prednisone or any steroid. member:  what is the best way to taper of prednisone? my doc wishes me to get off of prednisone due to side effects. i am now stable for one year while taking a maintenance dose of 5 mg prednisone and 3000 mg cellcept. is it possible that prednisone creates some inflammation in lung tissues or pathways that might cause a loss of oxygen uptake?

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i question how long i can continue on this low dose of prednisone without suffering bad side effects?. dimachkie:  i am have many patients on low dose prednisone like you with minimal if any side effects. question to you, what is a safe level (long term) for someone like me that should or should not take prednisone? i just went through another relapse 2 weeks ago and now back up to 40mg daily from 10mg (this 10mg level only lasted 6 months). these are much less likely to occur while someone is started on low dose prednisone. therefore, it is recommended that prednisone be administered in the morning prior to 9 am and when large doses are given, administration of antacids between meals to help prevent peptic ulcers. member:  does one build up a tolerance to prednisone (solumedrol)? dimachkie:  it is always good to use the lowest effective dose of any drug including prednisone. dimachkie:  after 7 years, odds are slim for coming off of prednisone. is there any advantage to taking prednisone short-term to help with the ability to walk, leg pain and swelling when travelling/vacationing.

dimachkie:  after 7 years, odds are slim for coming off of prednisone. member:  i have been told prednisone will not benefit ibm patients, do you agree?. dimachkie:  i prefer to taper prednisone dose at or below 10 mg per day or equivalent dose for patients who need to be taking it long-term. i just went through another relapse 2 weeks ago and now back up to 40mg daily from 10mg (this 10mg level only lasted 6 months). i have been fortunate not to have this one either but patients do need to keep tabs of it especially on prednisone. two years ago he needed sustained, high levels of prednisone to combat an opportunistic skin condition that persisted for 18 months.. dimachkie:  many patients are dependent on low dose prednisone.. dimachkie:  it is hard to tell without knowing exactly when you got ivig and when the prednisone was given and when you started getting better. there any alternatives to prednisone in the pipeline that are safer long term, that don't so effectively shut down the immune system to result in other serious conditions? is it possible my body "likes" or does well on prednisone?

as the prednisone was tapered, cellcept was introduced and now i take 3000 mg daily, and am stable. i am down from 60mg to10 mg of prednisone daily along with 20mg of methotrexate weekly. however, in pts on 10 mg or more of prednisone, weaning the dose to lower levels helps reduce the risk of bone loss. member:  as a medical provider myself as well as a dm patient, i'd be very interested in your view of the "art" of managing the prednisone taper in myositis patients. member:  i have polymyositis and have always responded well to prednisone.. dimachkie:  i prefer the prednisone dose to be at or below 10 mg per day if possible. i have tried several times to reduce my prednisone but i feel so horrible, my muscles hurt and i feel as if i just can't function. i only use prednisone with the average dosage being 20-40 mg. oral solution usp is formulated for oral administration containing 5 mg per 5 ml of prednisone usp and alcohol 5%. every other day prednisone is not a good option for patients with diabetes and in those with uncontrolled hypertension.
member:  how different is manufactured prednisone from natural corticosteroid produced by our bodies?. dimachkie:  i am not sure that doses of prednisone as low as 5 mg can cause bone loss. however, in pts on 10 mg or more of prednisone, weaning the dose to lower levels helps reduce the risk of bone loss. i noticed however that supposedly i don't have my original adrenal glands (original kidneys removed) yet those times without taking prednisone i did not notice any difference other than lost the moon face and lost my kidney). member:  are there ways to expedite adrenal recovery after weaning off prednisone? each was followed by a regimen of 60 mg prednisone tapered to 5 mg over a calendar year. is there any reason to taper the 5 mg prednisone to zero - or should it be maintained as "insurance". if i am unlucky enough to have another relapse, will prednisone (solumedrol) work as it has before? dimachkie:  it is always good to use the lowest effective dose of any drug including prednisone. is there any advantage to taking prednisone short-term to help with the ability to walk, leg pain and swelling when travelling/vacationing.

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