There was an interesting article written for last year about prednisone and it's side effects and what people wished they knew before they started taking it.
1. “It was a quick fix, not long term, and you have to decide if the side effects are worth the benefits, especially with other conditions.”
2. “[I wish I knew that] I would still be on it 20 years later! Weight gain, sleeplessness, thinning bones causing multiple fractures in my feet and in turn . A wonder drug in controlling flares of disease activity, but the pay-off is huge.”3. “I wish I knew that it would [make me feel like] a horrible witch of a woman, fueled by massive amounts of food and zero sleep. But that, most of the time, those seven days of misery would be worth it because, for me, it almost always works.”
Out of the responses given, which ones resonate with you more? Is there anything you wish you knew before you had started taking the prednisone?
For me: I really didn't know how bad it would tear my stomach up. My doctor gave me zantac at the time to help, but it didn't do much. And it took forever for my stomach to recover. The prednisone did help with my pain but, I had almost rather deal with the pain I was in from herniated disks than the stomach issues it caused.