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Old 05-19-2006, 04:51 AM   #1
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Question Prednisone for Myasthenia Gravis?

The Neurologist is prescribing Prednisone 20 mg for me for Myasthenia Gravis. He has taken me off of Mestinon as it did not help at all, especially with the double vision.

I would appreciate hearing from anyone that has taken Prednisone. Did it help with the Myasthenia and what were the side effects? After I was informed of the side effects I am really concerned about taking Prednisone.

Thank you SO much.

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Old 07-10-2006, 10:33 AM   #2
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Re: Prednisone for Myasthenia Gravis?

I see the Neurologist this Wednesday and will see what he says. So far, it is not helping my problem and I am leaning toward wanting to get off the stuff.

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Old 08-02-2006, 07:26 PM   #3
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Re: Prednisone for Myasthenia Gravis?

Prednisone is a pretty common treatment for MG. My son has possible MG and right now is being treated with Mestinon, which has helped some. We're trying to get a confirmed dx in order to get further treatment. My understanding of Prednisone is that it can take a few months to be effective. [ REMOVED ]

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Old 08-30-2006, 04:39 PM   #4
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Re: Prednisone for Myasthenia Gravis?

my name is nilly and i was taking prednisone for five years and finally i'm off of it thank god..i gained so much weight and had a big hump on my back and my face was very fat and round also my neck was big.Those are the side effects that i had.. what are you feeling from the prednisone? What did the doctor tell you about the side effects? Hope you feel better soon.
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