| | Re: Prednisone Dosage for Chronic Sinusitis
I just got prescribed prednisone at 40 mg./1 week, 30/2nd week, 20/3rd week, 10/4th week. I was reluctant to start the meds. because of all the horror stories about moodiness, weight gain, facial hair. I'd rather not breathe than turn into a fat, raging, mongrel cur, or at least that's what my husband said.
But after the CT scan revealed my sinuses to be a total crime scene --infection, polyps, possible mold, deviated septum -- I went ahead and popped the pred. I'd been addicted to Afrin spray for years and was ordered to stop cold turkey. I felt like my diseased sinuses were a Sopranos episode--some poor schmuck got himself killed off and shoved up my nose along with a brick wall. Seriously, what died up in there? The pred. is helping with the excavation and autopsy.
I'm starting to breathe again and drain--disgusting. At work, I brought everybody ear plugs and vitamin C packets for having to put up with my nose-blowing. The human body is utterly ridiculous.
Anyway, the pred does help. I'm also using the Grossom HydraPulse irrigation, oil of oregano, collidal silver and other o'natural crap. Who knows if this helps, but it makes me feel virtuous. Oh, and one thing I can recommend AGAINST: the toilet plunger, didn't work at all.
Better breathing all!