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    the strongest Prednisolone, i was on was 25mg daily for a couple of weeks, then taper.

    i'd say i had no side effects, and was normal.
    but i know you know i am not quite normal lol.

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    Hi Linda,

    I am sorry to hear that your body is making your lose weight...lets hope those meds help you plus your muscles besides mate.

    Terry xxx

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    I know most people dont seem to have problems to much with steriods but on the medrol my body went a little crazy. I had IV infusions of it then was on 36mg for like a month I think? I had most of the side effects =( even with them I'd say it was worth sticking with them. I got my moon face pretty soon after the infusions, and it still isn't COMPLETELY gone, but is for the most part now that Im only on 4mg(YAY). I ate like ten teenage boys! PIZZA all day everyday LOL I magically only gained about ten lbs though. I had night sweats and insomnia that kept me up. Combination of lack of sleep and steriods and not feeling good made me a lovely person =) I was never mean at all, nope lol (heavy sarcasm). I held a lot of fluid in my legs which made it hard to walk when that was the problem they were trying to fix! My doc acted like most of the time all of that doesnt happen, but my luck is awesome and thats how my life is. And like I said even WITH all those problems I think it was still definitely worth it. I hope it makes you start feeling better fast with no problems!
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritzbit View Post
    I know most people dont seem to have problems to much with steriods but on the medrol my body went a little crazy. I had IV infusions of it then was on 36mg for like a month I think? I had most of the side effects =( even with them I'd say it was worth sticking with them. I got my moon face pretty soon after the infusions, and it still isn't COMPLETELY gone, but is for the most part now that Im only on 4mg(YAY). I ate like ten teenage boys! PIZZA all day everyday LOL I magically only gained about ten lbs though. I had night sweats and insomnia that kept me up. Combination of lack of sleep and steriods and not feeling good made me a lovely person =) I was never mean at all, nope lol (heavy sarcasm). I held a lot of fluid in my legs which made it hard to walk when that was the problem they were trying to fix! My doc acted like most of the time all of that doesnt happen, but my luck is awesome and thats how my life is. And like I said even WITH all those problems I think it was still definitely worth it. I hope it makes you start feeling better fast with no problems!

    Holy smokes apart from the moon face the side effects side identical to the symptoms I am having as I wait for progesterin. Ugh! Gosh not something to look forward to Linda. All I can say is sorry.

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    Im pretty sure not everyone has such a terrible time with their steriods. Just me because Im special my body just hates me that much more lol of all the pills I take steriods and cellcept keep me going better than anything else but those are the ones my doc doesnt want me to have to stay on if she can help it lol
    "A bad cold wouldn't be so annoying if it weren't for the advice of our friends."~ Kin Hubbard

    Diagnosed: SLE, Raynauds, InterstitialLung Disease, GERD, Myositis, Vasculitis, Possible Sjogrens.
    Medications: 400mg Plaquenil, 2000mg Cellcept, 10mg Norvasc, Nitroglycerin Patch, 20mg Prilosec, 10mg Flexeril, 4mg Medrol, 81mg Asprin.

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