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  1. please ... can someone help me?
    ... know. I am pretty thin, despite my treatments with Prednisone (which makes you gave tons of weight). I am on almost...

  2. Frustrated and need advice, please....
    ... disease. Anyway, has your doctor tried giving you Prednisone for the flare just long enough to get you out of it ... felt horrible for hours until my doctor called in Prednisone . It's only 20 mgs but definitely helps with the pain...
    ... hoping she will give me more options. I hope the prednisone kicks in for you soon. Can you imagine one day without...

  3. advice please...
    ... on Meth (low dose of chemo therapy), Rx Folic acid, Prednisone , and working now on a lots of blood work to put me...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  4. can i have arthrits at 20?
    ... get inflammation of the chest wall. A week or so of Prednisone therapy, and I'm good to go. If I let it go too...

  5. Developing Swans neck from RA....
    ... there who has swans neck? I reduced my steroid intake ( prednisone ) 3 months ago because I moved to a new city and dont...
    ... buffalo hump" you get it from taking steroids like prednisone . LOL - don't you love the names doctors come up...

  6. RA - Early symptoms?
    ... ill within a few days. Over the years I have been on prednisone so much that I have to be vigilant about not being...

  7. Prednisone
    ... after the weight is lost. At six months high dose prednisone , I remember looking in the mirror and thinking, "Who...
    ... move and can't burn any calories. But If I could take Prednisone forever, without any long-term ill-effects, I would...
    Medications also discussed in this post: lyrica

  8. Polymyalgia Rheumatica
    ... tended to get better as the day went on. One dose of prednisone really helped but I want to get off this stuff as ... again but it is not nearly as severe as before taking Prednisone - after a few hours the next dose of begins working ... rheumatologist on Monday. Heavy doses of 15-20mg. of Prednisone also created sleeping problems. It's just a lousy...
    ... coast" at. I had to be given a blast of 60 mg of prednisone in emerg a while ago, and that sure took a long time...
    ... Paddy, I am trying to get by on 10 mg of Prednisone a day. It's not easy. On 15mg or 20mg (I started ... the PMR (or whatever it is) was at it's worst (pre- Prednisone ) is pain/stiffness/weakness in my fingers in addition ... neck. That too subsides as the day wears on and the Prednisone takes hold. Something tells me the doc is going to...

  9. Plaquenil - side effects???
    ... quick fix. When I started it, my Rheum put me on both Prednisone and plaquenil..I took and tapered off the prednisone ... Mobic, Relafen, Bextra, Celebrex, Feldene, Ansaid, Prednisone , Medrol Dose Packs, and others that I cannot remember...
    ... much. Did you have any side effects form the Prednisone ? My rheum does not want to give me Prednisone although...
    ... sulfasalazine and Celebrex as well. A short course of prednisone can ease you into Plaquenil, which may take several ... side effects with pred. You couldn't get me to take prednisone if it were water and my head was on fire;) but some...
    ... I personally did not have many side effects on the prednisone . The first time I took it, when I was on it for 8...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Bextra Celebrex Feldene Methotrexate Mobic Relafen Sulfasalazine Medrol ansaid Enbrel

  10. prednisone reaction?????YIKES
    ... some of those symptoms can be common when starting Prednisone , though I do not know if all of them are. I personally...
    ... I've sworn that I'll NEVER take prednisone again. I had really bad poison ivy years ago and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Medrol

  11. Seronegative Arthritis, Lupus, Hypermobility Synrome... What's going on? I'm only 25
    ... much harder time though with the pain. I've been on prednisone and plaquenil since early this year, and since they...

  12. I am taking meds for RA and ...
    ... with severe case of RA and I'm taking medications: Prednisone , Rx strenght Folic Acid and Methotrexate. I also...
    ... currently on Orencia, MTX, folic acid and Clinoril. Prednisone made me hyper (to say the least) - although, prednisone...
    ... tired during the day! I don't know how you take your prednisone (in one dose or split up) but maybe avoid taking it...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Methotrexate clinoril orencia

  13. all joints hurt but i don't have RA
    ... nature regardless of the blood tests. I was put on prednisone for only a few days and it worked miracles. As soon...

  14. New to this board - my RA story
    ... a mouth and anemia. And it goes up every week... Prednisone - 3 pills a day, 5mg each and goes up every 4 days...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  15. Treating a flare up
    ... Meth. and go progressively higher every week. Than Prednisone from very high dose to a lower and than I will stay ... But she said that I have to have always in my draw Prednisone and if I get worse day or flare up - I must start ... flare up she has to know about it and we go back to Prednisone for higher doses and than lower it down as things...
    ... treating it... Are you on any treatments? Like Meth, Prednisone , etc? Please advice, I am new here so I try to...

  16. Help with psoriatic arthritis
    ... position - I was diagnosed at 18 - hospitalised and on Prednisone for short term. It took all the pain and inflammation ... later - now and I'm 38. They don't want to give me Prednisone again but want me to go on DMRAD, methatrexate. or...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Sulfasalazine

  17. Joint inflammation... Fibromyalgia diagnosis??
    ... are looking OK... So now I am on Meth., Folic Acid, Prednisone ... 2 days later after i took Prednisone, i felt so...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  18. Anyone on Orencia ?
    ... experience with it? I am also taking MTX and low dose of Prednisone too. My main prob. is inflamation in my knees, i just...
    Medications also discussed in this post: humira orencia

  19. RA feedback needed
    ... am on 20mg of chemo therapy (Meth), Rx Folic Acid, Prednisone and they working now on once a week shot (which can...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Folic

  20. Overmedicated for once......bad experience
    ... basically .85mg of decadron is equivalent to 5 mg of prednisone . Usually when I have a flare up this bad I go to my...
    ... neuro did that either. I was slammed with 60 mg of prednisone for suspected temporal arteritis in an emergency room...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Flexeril Lortab decadron

  21. Crack
    ... crack. I have rheumatoid arthritis and just went on prednisone for pain control. Help me with what to do next? ...

  22. Methotrexate.
    ... insists this is the drug for me. I am also weaning off Prednisone (5.0 mg) pr day and I also take Plaquenil 200mg. w...
    ... helped me tremendously. I am thrilled to be off the prednisone . But, I believe that I started out at 5 mg and worked...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran Methotrexate

  23. Do you think this is RA??
    ... you think?? I went to another dr and he gave me prednisone , 20mg 3 pills for 4days, 2 pills for 4days and then...

  24. Temporal Arteritis
    ... high SED rate (70-ish), so they had to give me oral prednisone , 60 mg. It stopped the headache cold. I did not ... tuesday. If SED rate is high, they will put me back on prednisone . :( . Would like to avoid that, if I just have...
    ... point to TA? A typical migraine wouldn't respond to prednisone but a Cluster Headache would. The biopsy is...
    ... high SED rate (70-ish), so they had to give me oral prednisone , 60 mg. It stopped the headache cold. I did not ... tuesday. If SED rate is high, they will put me back on prednisone . :( . Would like to avoid that, if I just have...
    ... Paddy, Hopefully, you will not have to go back on Prednisone . In the last 6 months, after 3 long years of begging ... stuck with me and got to the cause. I hate being on Prednisone and only started with 40 mgs, now down to 30 mg. ... like it. But now in an attempt to get me off of the Prednisone I am also taking 7.5 mg (which has it's side effects ... scare you but by all mean, if possible, avoid the Prednisone . Strange thing is that my symptons of the PMR started ... days and hours finally runs you down. What a mess, Prednisone does make the hurt go away, but the possible side ... other way, if at all possible. It seems to me that Prednisone just starts a long list of other medications....
    ... MMS - thanks for your post about prednisone . Sometimes I do get so desperate for relief but your ... metho holds the inflammation for you as you reduce the prednisone . It must have been necessary for you to go on it ... done recently is normal. Yay! So no worries about prednisone thus far. I must say, tho, that I know patients who ... about 5 years ago) he is on "maintenance dosage" of Prednisone (5 mg daily), and very careful monitoring. Strange ... kids who have inflammatory disease - that really need prednisone , and thank goodness we have it. For now, with me...
    ... QUOTE=Paddy55;3629040]MMS - thanks for your post about prednisone . Sometimes I do get so desperate for relief but your ... metho holds the inflammation for you as you reduce the prednisone . It must have been necessary for you to go on it ... done recently is normal. Yay! So no worries about prednisone thus far. I must say, tho, that I know patients who ... about 5 years ago) he is on "maintenance dosage" of Prednisone (5 mg daily), and very careful monitoring. Strange ... kids who have inflammatory disease - that really need prednisone , and thank goodness we have it. For now, with me ... are ever so right about there being situations where Prednisone has worked wonders and saved peoples lives, probably ... Guess blood spots, thin skin, this is a side effect of Prednisone ....
    ... stress of getting to this point, getting the dx, the prednisone , and all this while working and family and everything...
    ... think it's TA but my GP still does. She put me on prednisone and I got extremely ill with just one dosage of 10mg...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Paxil Lexapro

  25. Time To Start Meds?
    ... been just for stretches at a time. I've also been on prednisone courses, 3 times, and that is not what you want to...

  26. RA... Cant Take NSAIDS
    ... inflammation and pain??? I know once I get to the rheumy, prednisone is in my futuer (and I definitely dont need it.. I...
    ... rheumatic drugs". These are "gentler" drugs than Prednisone which helps stop the immune system attacking joints...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Mobic Tylenol Celebrex Methotrexate Prilosec humira remicade

  27. Chronic Synovitis anyone?
    ... needed and my rheumy injects my hips with a mix of prednisone and lidocaine when I have a lot of pain and difficulty...
    Medications also discussed in this post: arava dolobid

  28. Elderly mother with rheumatoid, inflammatory arthritis
    ... to do. I coerced her doctor to try her on low-dose Prednisone , and it seems to help some, but I worried about long...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  29. Plaquenil
    ... but all of the IV medications. He is currently on prednisone (spelling?) and methotrexate (spelling?). Very little...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  30. arthritis
    ... i was given prednisone 5mg everyday will it hurt me long term...

  31. embrel vs methotrexate
    ... methotrexate. md wants to add embrel. also take prednisone and high doses of motrin. i'm terrified and depressed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate Motrin

  32. Need Help Please-just Diagnosed With Ra
    ... Doc is starting with a prednisone routine. 3 pills for 3 days 2 pills for 3 days 1 pill ... a pill for 3 days. Think he said they call that a prednisone burst to get into blood stream quickly then taper...
    ... you are eating something or drinking milk with the prednisone . I just finished a burst and taper myself. Sometime...
    ... I have been eating food with the prednisone and it does mess with my stomach. I've also noticed...
    ... week, I called for help and took the burst/taper of prednisone . Prednisone will make you not be sleepy and cause...
    ... burning) in feet and back of legs. He said that the prednisone may soon help with that. If not we will look at other...
    ... muscles hurt? Joint pain has subsided with using the prednisone , which I am thankful for, but what about the muscles...
    ... days or so and don't know if it is maybe due to the prednisone or neurotin I am on or the RA. Put call into doc...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel humira

  33. Enbrel questions
    ... I was definately in pain. My regimin began with prednisone , an NSAID, and methotrexate. After about a year we...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel Methotrexate

  34. Arthritis?
    ... inflammation is real bad, they might even give you prednisone ....

  35. Humira vs. Embril ?
    ... Hello :) For one year now i have been taking mtx, prednisone and plaquinil. I have just started adding humira ...
    ... psoriatic arthritis. I also have osteoarthritis. I tried prednisone , methotrexate, Humira, and Remicade. None of them...
    Medications also discussed in this post: humira Enbrel Methotrexate remicade

  36. Prednisone
    ... Unfortunately, Bella, the moon face just goes with prednisone use. I'd talk to my doctor about gradually lowering...
    ... you are going through this hard time. I hate taking prednisone . And yes, I know the heartburn, it is painful. And...
    ... Unfortunately, Bella, the moon face just goes with prednisone use. I'd talk to my doctor about gradually lowering...
    ... you are going through this hard time. I hate taking prednisone . And yes, I know the heartburn, it is painful. And...
    ... given the choice of starting insulin or getting off prednisone and increasing my oral meds. I told my PCP that I ... it is water weight but actual fat that we get with prednisone . It causes you to want to eat all the time and that ... reverse the process. I won't vow never again with the prednisone but I will be very picky about using it and then only...
    ... you mean like that the fat is rearranged...does the prednisone cause fat to build in weird places, I assume? And...
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  37. Osteoarthritis Members....
    ... helped me most on the higher dose days; I've taken oral prednisone (40mg per day) for a flare of something else....and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Bextra Celebrex Feldene Ibuprofen Mobic Relafen Soma lidoderm lyrica Medrol

  38. Question for elderly mother with inflammatory, rheumatoid arthritis
    ... blood pressure pill(s) at this point. She's tried Prednisone shots, along with some other arthritis med's, but...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Tylenol

  39. What could this be? Please HELP...
    ... every medication I can... anti-TNFs (double dose), prednisone , MTX.. but I am still in enough pain I am wheelchair...

  40. arthritis meds
    ... found that helped my arthritis pains were Bextra and prednisone . Of course Bextra was taken off the market and I cant ... take prednisone all the time for this. I did try a sample box of Limbrel...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Bextra Celebrex Ibuprofen Soma lyrica aleve

  41. Cysts in hip
    ... hip with lidocaine and cortisone, also I take oral prednisone 5 mg one a day and that combined with my regular RA...
    Medications also discussed in this post: arava dolobid

  42. Percocet helping swelling? and another Question Angiodema
    ... either since taking Plaquenil. Any time I've been on prednisone I've never had even a slight flare of either. It is...
    ... 4th and it hasn't gone away? I asked my Rheumy for prednisone but she told me to wait until after my blood tests...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Percocet Tylenol benadryl

  43. Question about polymyalgia rheumatica, ect pain conditions
    ... decent doctor who could treat me without throwing prednisone at me. I refuse to take it. Prednisone makes me...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Ibuprofen Naproxen

  44. RA Medications not helping the pain
    ... taking Methotrexate, Celebrex, Folic acid, ultram and prednisone for about 8 months now. The stiffness has decreased ... taking 8 x once a week and he wants to discontinue the prednisone at my next appt. this coming Friday. Does anyone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex Folic Methotrexate Ultram

  45. RA with dormant TB
    ... eye on my condition through regular tests. i am on prednisone for 15 days. just started the pills. feel much better...
    ... called my rhuemy and told him NO!!! I have taken prednisone (small amounts) here and there and it didn't activate...

  46. has anyone out there had remissions fromRA
    ... very aggressively and I am currently on methotrexate, prednisone and (Humira which I started 25 weeks ago). As time...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate humira

  47. Arthritis in neck ?
    ... connective tissue disease ) nothing spicific. I am on Prednisone , Mtx, Plaquinil and celebrex too. Hmmmmmm... anyone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Celebrex

  48. severe knee osteoarthritis
    ... somewhat better before the shot than afterwards. It was prednisone . I continued to deteriorate until I could barely...
    ... somewhat better before the shot than afterwards. It was prednisone . I continued to deteriorate until I could barely...

  49. Rheumatoid Disease
    ... what medications you are on? I am on Methotrexate, Prednisone and Plaquinil as well. I am still in much pain. (...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  50. 1st rheumy appointment
    ... a seperate issue. Either way, when I finally took prednisone , it resolved every single symptom I had. Even the...

  51. Enbrel, Remecade, Humira, TNF's?
    ... Personally im on the prednisone , plaquenil, (was on methotrexate but had bad side...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel Methotrexate humira

  52. Remecade vs Humira
    ... Ronnie, Initially I was prescribed prednisone which really helped with the inflammation but caused...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel Methotrexate humira remicade

  53. dexamethasone 7.5mg??
    ... to determine which would help you. I have been on prednisone which is a corticosteroid off and on for the 20 yrs...
    Medications also discussed in this post: dexamethasone

  54. ??moon Face??
    ... I believe it is due to taking the drug Prednisone or similar steroids. When taken in fairly large doses...
    ... I get "moonface" while taking steroids (oral prednisone and from having lumbar steroid injections). I have...
    ... the weight gain everyone is talking about when taken Prednisone . But my dose is low - 5 MG once a day. I've been taking...
    ... the weight gain everyone is talking about when taken Prednisone . But my dose is low - 5 MG once a day. I've been taking...
    ... are these: Humira self injections every other week, Prednisone 5mg once a day, Ketoprofen 75mg twice a day and Hydroxychlo...
    Medications also discussed in this post: dexamethasone Ketoprofen humira

  55. UUUGGGHH knee arthritis aand pain!!! Help!
    ... walk, climb stairs, ect.. I am on a steroid called Prednisone and Methotrexate ( a biological med.) that slows my...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  56. Arthritis or As suffers? PLease
    ... spondylitis and am currently on Remicade, low dose prednisone , Ultram. I mostly get pain in lower back, sacroiliac...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel Ultram humira remicade

  57. Flare Up
    ... actually very clear with me when he first put me on oral prednisone for a bad flare. I started at 40mg per day and tapered...

  58. Not very much posting or replies, losing hope
    ... have had arthritis for about 2.5 years now. Been on Prednisone and Methotrexate for about 7 months now. Not too many...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate

  59. Just needing to vent
    ... he dx this as a JRA flare and gave me Plaquenil and prednisone . I can't take the Plaquenil as it makes me vomit...

  60. When nothing but predisone works??????
    ... Please read it if you did not. I too am on nasty prednisone , after my rhumy. telling me that after getting on...
    ... spring, I had no trouble till this fall, now I am on prednisone with my Azulfidine and Dolobid. Plaquenil also helped...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Methotrexate arava dolobid

  61. Polymyalgia rheumatica, degenerative disc disease, sciatica, widespread arthritis
    ... That did not get rid of my pain. Next... 10 mg Prednisone per day I guess thinking that would eliminate my pain ... just lost over 40 pounds at the time she put me on Prednisone and do NOT plan on gaining back the 55 pound total ... inflammation. With this doctor, she acts as though the Prednisone is a magic pill that will make all my problems go ... goes away somewhat each time I have taken a course of prednisone , she said that was a sign of polymyalgia rheumatica ... was given one of those gradually reducing packs of Prednisone . And I've been given it when I've been in pain from ... am getting jerked around. As if they all want the Prednisone to be my magic cure. Well, I won't go for it. I ... just try to sweep my health issues under the rug of Prednisone . On Medicare, can I just call a rheumatologist ... on my own and go see them? Will they put me on Prednisone ??? I don't know what to do anymore....
    ... I have heart/blood pressure issues also. I took prednisone once for hives that were horrible, and I hated it...
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  62. Swollen Jaw
    ... might have lupus. High doses of benadryl and sometimes prednisone has helped mine go away. So perhaps something like...
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  63. So tired of this now
    ... take 400 mg plaquenil a day and can NOT get off the prednisone . Every time I try to come off the prednisone my hands ... and I'm just sick of the "flare" cycle. I was off prednisone once for 6 weeks before the flare came back with a ... can't get past 2.5 mg. Once I completely stop the prednisone I'm back in a major flare within a couple of days ... . I took my last (I was hoping) 2.5 mg prednisone on Friday and today everything on me is painful, stiff ... know what is wrong with me or how to treat it without prednisone !@!!...
    ... just about every medication and still cannot get off prednisone . I am not on a high dose, only 5mg. As you know ... on medication for RA does not mean you get to drop prednisone . If you do have RA you may never stop prednisone...
    ... Shanibelle - are you having any issues with only 5mg of prednisone ? Weight gain, moon face or the "buffalo hump"? ... very thin and looks much older than it did before the prednisone . I can get down to 2.5 mg and the swelling stays...
    ... I have no issues related to prednisone . I am heavier than I should but that is due to 12 ... bones taking a beating due to it. Keep in mind while prednisone does cause skin issues, when you have RA (or any inflammato ... should be treated more aggressively than plaquenil and prednisone if you are flaring. This could be Arava, MTX, Biologics ... Shanibelle - are you having any issues with only 5mg of prednisone ? Weight gain, moon face or the "buffalo hump"? ... very thin and looks much older than it did before the prednisone . I can get down to 2.5 mg and the swelling stays...
    Medications also discussed in this post: arava

  64. Negative test for arthtitis?
    ... saw my condition & immediately started me on oral prednisone , which worked like a miracle. However, he used to...

  65. New to board - General questions
    ... and he put me on 200 mg Plaquenil 2x/day and 10mg prednisone . I did great on it for about 12 days. Then I started...

  66. Sudden pain in hip feels like it is slipping???
    ... yrs ago, but anything is possible. I was on 10 mg of prednisone for about 2 yrs straight, so guess that could be the...

  67. Elevated C-Reactive protein & Sed Rate
    ... my sed rate hit 60, but now with taking a combo of prednisone plaquenil & enbrel why sed rate has been staying between...
    ... my sed rate hit 60, but now with taking a combo of prednisone plaquenil & enbrel why sed rate has been staying between...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel

  68. Sorry I just have to vent
    ... with my stomache, combivent for the asthma plaquenil, prednisone (was on methrotrexate til had bad reactions & they ... into a blimp from lack of excersise & all the damn prednisone ... my damn husband went & found a woman half his age...
    ... with my stomache, combivent for the asthma plaquenil, prednisone (was on methrotrexate til had bad reactions & they ... into a blimp from lack of excersise & all the damn prednisone ... my damn husband went & found a woman half his age...
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  69. methotrexate starting to work!???
    ... aches and pains. I guess that is common. I am also on prednisone 15 mgs a day. I was told that eventually i will only...

  70. Hi introducing myself
    ... my sed rate was slightly elevated (27) he started prednisone which u know made my sugars crazy, he kept checking ... so they started enbrel (still taking plaquenil & prednisone ) sed rate went from 60 back to 27 but pain is still...
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  71. Osteoarthritis and pain in the feet
    ... this new problem. He always pushes the lower back, prednisone injections, which do me no good. I am going to refuse...

  72. methotrexate contributed to my fathers recent death
    ... what he went through, after nsai didnt help & then prednisone , then plaquenil, they added methotrexate to me... ... thing was the RA pain was less so now im on the prednisone , plaquenil, gabitril, enbrel, & lidoderm patches ...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Enbrel Methotrexate Percocet lidoderm gabitril

  73. CaN U TEll me about any ankle replacements u know of
    ... really helped with the pain or swelling EXCEPT for prednisone . THat was the only med that made it all go away. BUt...
    ... really helped with the pain or swelling EXCEPT for prednisone . THat was the only med that made it all go away. BUt...
    ... really helped with the pain or swelling EXCEPT for prednisone . THat was the only med that made it all go away. BUt...

  74. Anyone on Methotrexate?
    ... me on Folic Acid, Relafen and I'm to continue the Prednisone . Just wanted to see if anyone has had any experience ... been having severe pain in my hands and ankles. The prednisone has helped a little with my walking but has done nothing...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Methotrexate Relafen

  75. Could this be the "Beginning of RA"
    ... because I look to healthy...LOLOLOLO!!! He put me on prednisone and I'm feeling ALOT better, but I'm scared. Is this...


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