Megan Johnson McCullough — Final answer…. Prednisone. What did the doctor prescribe you for your asthma??
Prednisone. What did the doctor give you for your arthritis?? Prednisone. What did the doctor recommend for your allergies??
Prednisone. This pill gets the job done. Best known for its inflammation reducing power, Prednisone is a
steroid drug that reduces a wide variety of symptoms.
Its founder: Arthur Nobile first discovered this drug in the 1950s which changed the way arthritis could
be treated. It is primarily used to treat asthma, COPD, and rheumatologic diseases. Prednisone uses
include conditions such as blood disorders, allergies, skin diseases, cancer, eye problems, multiple
sclerosis, and bursitis. By weakening the immune system, this drug goes to battle with chemicals in the
body that are causing inflammation. It is most commonly taken in tablet form, but there is a liquid
There are quite a few possible side effects and as with any choice, weighing the pros and cons is
important. The most common types include trouble sleeping, acne, confusion, nausea, weight gain,
restlessness, and thinning skin. This drug is known for upsetting the stomach. Therefore, it should be
taken in the morning with food. Morning time is recommended since sleeplessness and insomnia can
occur. Other more serious side effects include high blood pressure, allergic reactions, or eye pain. Many
people who take the drug for more than three weeks do suffer from withdrawal symptoms when they
suddenly stop its use. The higher the dose and the longer one takes Prednisone, the more likely these
symptoms can result. Although only a mere 5mg daily is the most widely used dose, others take more,
and length of use also come into play.
A common problem is that one becomes dependent on these tablets. For instance, is one is suffering
from breathing problems and Prednisone does the trick to alleviate this, why would this person every
want to stop taking it?? Well, long term use of prednisone can cause osteoporosis as well as cause the
adrenal glands to shrink. This drug can complicate blood sugar levels of diabetics. Unfortunately, the
drug is only a temporary solution to the problem at hand. Furthermore, other common side effects
include cataracts, bone loss, easy bruising, muscle weakness, and thrush. Many people feel like they are
literally swollen all over.
Being proactive for our health and seeking medical attention are extremely important actions we must
take to feel and function at our best. It is critical that we listen to our bodies when they whisper to us,
because when they scream it might be too late. This cure all prescription isn’t the answer forever, but
can help start the process to starting to feel healthier again. Sometimes the body just needs a helper,
and Prednisone might be that needed assistant that has been the missing piece to feeling better.
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