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    Old 10-26-2009, 04:33 PM   #1
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    Alternative to prednisone???

    I have been on prednisone for 16 years now and I have had obvious side affects but weight gain has been the worst, is there and alternative to prednisone?

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    Re: Alternative to prednisone???

    There is no anti-inflammatory that works as well as Prednisone.

    Because of it's awful side effects (especially long term - diabetes, osteoporosis, high blood pressure, heart disease, etc) most docs wean their patients off prednisone as soon as they can - as soon you find a DMARD that works for you. (Disease Modifying Anti-Rheumatic Drug)

    What DMARD are you taking?

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