Originally Posted by whatishappening
... I didn't have any side affects due to the prednisone. I know it depends on the amount you take and for the time frame as well.
Prednisonse is a godsend for some and I'm glad it worked for you (as it did for others I know). But people need to be aware that the dose and the time frame are NOT factors in side effects...I was on a minimal dose for 10 days and had side effects/infections that lasted up to 2 years after taking this med (the antibiotics used to treat the infections were directly responsible for some of the side effects but I wouldn't have had the infections had I not been on prednisone in the first place).
On the other hand, a family member took prednisone for 6 months to reduce her inflammation (her doctor did not allow longer usage becuase of potential problems) and had no problems with it at all!
What's important here is being an informed "consumer", knowing what to look for, and contacting one's health care team IMMEDIATELY if there are any adverse changes in one's health.