Treatment: Prednisone

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Prednisone is a class of drugs commonly used to treat low corticosteroid levels. People with low corticosteroid levels include people with allergies, asthma, MS, lupus, arthritis, certain adrenal conditions and some types of cancer. Prednisone works as an immunosuppressant drug. It helps inflammatory diseases by reducing immune function which helps alleviate things like swelling, redness and immune attacks on healthy cells. Because prednisone works by suppressing the immune system, it leaves people more prone to other infections.

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Can't stay on it too long or the loss of calcium and brittle bones r much worse than the disease3/6/2016 at 09:27 AM
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I try not to take it as it makes me feel sick to my stomach and I cannot sleep much while on prednisone, but there are times during RA flares when I must be on it.12/21/2013 at 07:11 PM
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The side effects really suck. My 30 yr old daughter laugh at me because I have a new personality on steroids a real B with road rage. Is sure seems to bring out the woarst in me. Not to mention, I can't sleep have weight gain and depression. I feel wired all the time but cant function because of brain fog and sleep depriviation.8/15/2013 at 07:43 AM
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Started taking last Saturday 25 May and I can tell you I have not sneezed for four days now, its like a miracle. Cant remember going this long without some symptoms. I love it.5/27/2013 at 08:43 PM
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Only used in case of severe crisis2/12/2013 at 02:16 PM
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