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  1. Wierd, is this related ??
    ... should you let a doctor prescribe a steroid (like prednisone ) for the inflammation until a Lyme Literate Doctor...

  2. Vitamin B12 deficiency and extremely tired - the injections don't help much
    ... hospitalized for depression, a side effect of the prednisone ...in both cases, the prednisone was a small dose and ... term side effects of presnisone…When I saw the prednisone on the list of meds, I took note! And I looked in ... s occurred RAPIDLY in the months after taking the prednisone . Prednisone is a steroidal therapy and is often ... flora, or the bacteria in the stomach. Problem is prednisone can also weaken your immune system, worsen infections ... certain “condition” should not be given prednisone because it can seriously impair the immune system...
    ... symptoms got rapidly worse several weeks after taking prednisone . And it doesn't explain (correct me if you know otherwise ... disease so it is in your area. On a final note, prednisone should NEVER be given to someone with lyme disease ... infections with antibiotics, it wasn't until after taking prednisone that your mother developed "non stomach" issues and...
    ... Although lyme's can be treated/cured, I believe the prednisone may have placed Linda's mom in an advanced stage and...
    ... symptoms got rapidly worse several weeks after taking prednisone . And it doesn't explain (correct me if you know otherwise ... disease so it is in your area. On a final note, prednisone should NEVER be given to someone with lyme disease ... infections with antibiotics, it wasn't until after taking prednisone that your mother developed "non stomach" issues and...
    ... did not take the time to explain that in addition to prednisone , I have taken some of the other medications that Linda...
    ... they were bitten by a tick. I suspect that the prednisone has compromised your mother's immune system which...
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  3. Vitamin B12 deficiency and extremely tired don't find injections help much
    ... Emmaspaws, How long was she on the prednisone ? What dosage? Bethsheba...
    ... phenazopyridine for urinary tract infections 5-08 prednisone 9-08 anxiety begins 10-08 anxiety attacks 10-08...
    ... phenazopyridine for urinary tract infections 5-08 prednisone 10-08 anxiety attacks 10-08 tetracycline for h pylori...
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  4. iron infusions...I'm finally going to get them!!
    ... 1/2 sized dose. I also have to now take 60 mg of prednisone (steroid) the night before and another the day of...

  5. Coombs positive AIHA--Advise, please.
    ... through the roof with billirubin in the urine, etc. Prednisone (began at 100mg and tapered down) until June Prednisone...
    ... through the roof with billirubin in the urine, etc. Prednisone (began at 100mg and tapered down) until June Prednisone...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  6. I Need Help for My Extreme Anemia!
    ... past two years and then the doctors had to give me Prednisone . That's why I'm so worried - is it a good idea for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Nexium Synthroid

  7. diabetics and haemolytic anemia
    ... Nanac, Have you tried Prednisone or IVIG? Those are two standard first line treatments...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  8. New Member suffers from AIHA
    ... what they were talking about and then they put me on prednisone and it took a few days to start working, over the ... about it although i hated the side effects of the prednisone . And in june or july i was down to 2.5 of prednisone ... and now all these months later i'm down to 15mg of prednisone and giving blood every two weeks last count was 13 ... .5. The doctor says she can't leave me prednisone forever. I'm also taking anti-depressents. She told...

  9. Easy Bruising
    ... into anything, and she also forgets that I'm not on Prednisone . I'm seriously considering not seeing her anymore...

  10. New here, and new to anemia, too
    ... in my back enough; she put me on a short course of prednisone (I can't stay on steroids long-term because of osteoporosis ... creeping back up a little now (prior to switching to prednisone ). :)...
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  11. What's optimal for Ferritin?
    ... Audrey, By cortisol, do you mean you're taking a Prednisone type med? If that's the case, that's why you can't ... certain time of the day per your dr, but when I was on Prednisone , they told me to take it in the morning to help the...
    ... japlopper - i don't know what prednisone is or what it's used for. My problem is that my adrenals...

  12. Ferritin dropped from 53 to 15 in 3 weeks!!!!!!!!!!!
    ... the treatment. My hemolytic anemia is treated with Prednisone or IVIG or Rituxan. Iron deficiency anemia requires...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  13. Starting Iron infusions
    ... called the doctor, who prescribed the benydryl and prednisone . I also started having a sharp pain on my right side...

  14. I'm severely anemic...anyone had numbers this low?
    ... get treatment for it) ive been treated so far with prednisone (hate it but hey keeps me alive) and i am about to...

  15. Too soon to exercise?
    ... and lose the weight I gained last year when I was on Prednisone . It's slowly, slowly coming off, and I know it's becasue...

  16. platets
    ... to see a hematologist who will probably put her on Prednisone to raise the count. Lots of things can lower the platelet...

  17. Low Hemoglobin
    ... You're looking a wide variety of treatments, from Prednisone to IV iron to B12 injections - it really depends on ... it. Most of the treatments are ok during pregnancy ( Prednisone , B12 shots.) A level of 8 makes me feel pretty...

  18. Microcytic Anemia Pain
    ... first treatment of IV Infed. They gave me benadryl and prednisone as a precaution against a reaction, and then the Infed...
    Medications also discussed in this post: benadryl

  19. Severe Allergic Reaction To Iron Iv Ferrlecit
    ... and the doctor too.They started me on a benadryl and prednisone iv to counteract the reaction.It began to get under ... sent home with benadryl pills to take 3x a day and prednisone also.I was sooo weak my body just collapsed! I ended...
    Medications also discussed in this post: benadryl

  20. Auto Immune hymolyptic aneamia (AIHA)
    ... Mine said that if the anemia doesn't respond to the prednisone , splenectomy is the next step. It doesn't come with...
    ... to that for me. I worry about being on long-term prednisone , however. One more question, speaking of prednisone...
    ... again. I'm really getting worried about becoming prednisone dependent. Since I've been on pred for 6 weeks ... some kind of pneumonia. Anyone else take this w/ prednisone ? Also, about the osteoporosis, my doc said that ... I thought it was good to take calcium while on prednisone to help prevent osteoporosis. I have a small frame...
    ... he regularly prescribes it to patients that are on Prednisone since pred can make you more susceptible to that kind...
    ... with it in the last year, but after a big bout of Prednisone , my hemoglobin is now 12.8. I'm hoping it lasts, because...
    ... Pred, and see what happens. High hopes for Rituxan! Prednisone is no fun for sure. Rick...
    ... facing a life long maintenance diet on and off of Prednisone is a depressing thought. But it's a possibility for...
    ... because it scares me. Unfortunately or fortunately, Prednisone works well for me. I have been off of it five weeks...
    ... Jill, Does this mean your still off the Prednisone ? If so, sounds like good news to me...did you ask...
    ... diagnosed me with AIHA. The hema put me on 20mg of Prednisone 3 X a day and I was to see him after one week. In ... would be very reluctant to keep me on a high dosage of Prednisone and mentioned treatment with Retuximab. He said the ... day except for a little sleeplessness. In fact the Prednisone has been acting as a tonic and I have more energy...
    ... Tom, Generally, I think it's a bad idea to be on Prednisone for an extended period of time. It messes up your ... for AIHA, but I'm on my third relapse in a year so Prednisone alone is not going to do it for me. Rituxan (Rituximab ... both hematologists I saw recommended to me: 1) Prednisone 2) Rituxan 3) Cyclosporine (usually administered ... along with Prednisone ) 4) Spleenectomy I'm sure you can find a wide...
    ... Ken, all I'm still on Prednisone , down to 10 mg/day, so the jury is still out as to...
    ... back in 2000. After having a spleenectomy and using prednisone . I was in remission for three years came out USED ... finished my Rituxan and now I am being weaned off Prednisone . Here is a wesite if you can get to it and read a...
    ... that I have been getting is the continuation of the prednisone that my original hema had put me on. At this time ... , the doc has tapered the prednisone down to 10mg a day from the 60 mg that I was taking...
    ... 06 almost a year ago. I was also on high doses of prednisone and finally weaned off in May'07. I have kept good ... to want me to do the Rituxan again and possibly the prednisone with it.........=( I know the Rituxan can have severe ... cancer so I'm not really keen on it but of course the prednisone can destroy your organs and cause bone loss(I've already...
    ... April, I've been pretty lucky in responding to Prednisone - I've never been on more than 60 mg/day, and in that...
    ... ranges from 7 to what it is now is 9.3 He has been on prednisone which he hates. It make him eat so much. His face...
    ... Coombs negative AIHA three years ago. Initially, Prednisone and Danazol brought my red counts back to normal,...
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  21. Had 1st Dextran Infusion
    ... Now I did have the test dose, with the benadryl and prednisone cocktail before, so I am sure that helped. It took...
    ... 4 years! Hang in there! PS-I did not have the prednisone with mine, and do not if that makes a difference or...
    ... I had my first 3.5 days ago WITHOUT the prednisone etc , so I am not sure that has anything to do with...
    ... Barbarah34;3009543]I had my first 3.5 days ago WITHOUT the prednisone etc , so I am not sure that has anything to do with...
    Medications also discussed in this post: benadryl

  22. Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia- Lots of questions?
    ... when my AIHA flares up, my dr puts me on a round of Prednisone , which usually brings up my counts, but there are...
    ... and even went down slightly. He put me on 20 mg of Prednisone to see if my AIHA responds to a low dose. I'm hoping...
    ... What dose of Prednisone is your husband on? I don't like it either. I...

  23. Aiha And Antiphospholipid Syndrom
    ... had AIHA and I was treated with reducing doses of prednisone for just over a year. I have now been in remission...

  24. Anemia with few symtoms...Scared & confused
    ... hemolytic anemia, sometimes they can treat you with Prednisone , get the condition under control and you can be fine ... for a long time. Prednisone is a tough med, but with the right dr, you can survive...
    ... insights and words of encouragement. I've been on Prednisone before, when I had ulcerative colitis and then for ... the higher doses. I'm on an antidepressant, but Prednisone seems to override it. As for my hemoglobin level...

  25. what kind of anemia can it be
    ... cells. The treatments for my condition are things like Prednisone , IVIG, etc. Immunosuppressants. Large amounts of iron...
    ... cells. The treatments for my condition are things like Prednisone , IVIG, etc. Immunosuppressants. Large amounts of iron...

  26. hemolitic anemia
    ... surgery ı used ımmunglobin.I take premanently prednisone but ı dıd not see any benefit with prednisone...
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  27. Aiha
    ... transfusion to increase my RBC from 3.5 then treated with prednisone for just over a year. I have now been in remission...

  28. my levels have not gone up!! feel very bad..
    ... treatement to raise my counts when they're low is Prednisone , no amount of iron would make it come up, because...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  29. cold agglutinin disease
    ... Also....while I was in the hospital my doctor gave me Prednisone . This is not suppose to work with Cold Agglutinin...

  30. Had blood test done again....
    ... to a low B12 level. The treatment for the AIHA was Prednisone and B12 shots. But they had to get teh AIHA under...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  31. Blood Transfussion
    ... I hit 8. But they kept an eye on it, and I was on Prednisone . I've read that at 5, you are at risk of having cardiac...

  32. Question about anemia
    ... may need B12 shots or if you're like me, you need Prednisone or other treatments. So the short answer is yes...
    ... may need B12 shots or if you're like me, you need Prednisone or other treatments. So the short answer is yes ... wait too long to get in. My regular doctor gave me prednisone and it seemed to help a little but only the first...

  33. pain in legs and joints
    ... and shoulders hurt often too. Is it the anemia or prednisone ? Do your joints hurt when your AIHA is being controlled...

  34. B12 Deficiency and Muscle Twitches
    ... so happy to hear about the potassium thing. I'm on Prednisone too, which also can deplete your potassium. Best...
    ... ve definitely come up, but since then, I've been on Prednisone and Decadron, which is a more powerful steroid, so...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Potassium decadron

  35. New here (HELP)
    ... I also have another medical issue for which I take Prednisone and steroids over time can deplete red blood cells...

  36. help decipher my results?
    ... cells. No amount of iron would've helped - it took Prednisone . The other thing they tested me for was lymphoma...
    ... first. I'm perimenopausal and I also have tot ake Prednisone for another medical issue I have. Prednisone eats...
    ... issue -the ironn deficiency- for another i.e. the prednisone is eating up all my calcium so i'll be at risk for...
    Medications also discussed in this post: procrit

  37. Anemic? Doc Said I Had Low Iron Levels.
    ... no amount of iron willl help in my case. IT takes Prednisone to get my counts back up. That's why you need to find...

  38. a new case of hemolytic anemia
    ... Hemotologist. He examined me and but me on 100mg of Prednisone a day. So I have been on that for a 5 days and I am...
    ... known cause or trigger. I too was put on 100 mg/day prednisone for about a week, then weaned down by about 50% every ... other sites for what you will experience with the prednisone . It is a very difficult drug but the first line of...
    ... explore all my options before having my spleen removed. Prednisone is not fun to be on, but it is relatively cheap and...
    ... to deal with this for about 9 years. Started with prednisone and have been off and on it for the past 9 years. ... elimination. In my experience this was my process. 1. Prednisone 2. Prednisone & Imuran a immunosuppressant 3. Spleen ... Rituxan (2 treatments out of the four) 6. Cyclosplorin, prednisone 7. Gall Bladder Removed, Liver problems needed endoscopy ... 8. YAY! for Cellcept and prednisone combo Throughout the treatments whenever my blood ... and my doc is worried about the long term effects prednisone . But I think that is a pretty extensive list of options ... with the spleen removal. Lots have success from prednisone 100mg weaned slowly then monitoring. I definitely...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Imuran cellcept

  39. Ferratin is 5, doc doesn't seem worried?
    ... and now they insist on putting me on mega doses of prednisone and benadryl and tylenol before they will give me...
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  40. High Iron Count - Not hemochromotosis
    ... they've tried so far for my anemia has been low dose Prednisone . How did you fare with the chemo drugs? Could the...

  41. Panic!!!
    ... raise my hemoglobin to a regular level - I require Prednisone . That's why you need to be monitored. And your...
    ... nearly 18 months ago. Was put on very high doses of prednisone and then weaned off it. The process took about 4 months ... infections, viruses, you name it since going off the prednisone . Been quite the ride. Facing a spleenectomy if I have...

  42. AIHA and Fever
    ... high, just around 99.5 or so. I've just tapered off Prednisone , so I think the AIHA is probably active again, judging...

  43. RBC, HGB,. HCT are low
    ... back. Years ago I took the Plaquenil but had to go on Prednisone for more serious issues with the lupus. I do pretty...

  44. AIHA & B12 shots
    ... right now, my counts are good and I am on 2.5 mgs of prednisone . The doctor wants me to do another round of rituxin...
    ... diagnosed with AIHA, and my hema prescribed Folic acid and Prednisone , not B12. I think everyone who gets B12 shots feels...
    ... dropped again about 3 months after going off of the prednisone ...I have opted to stay on the prednisone at a low...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic procrit

  45. Hemolytic Anemia Treatments
    ... see how i go. atm on augmentin and rulide combo plus prednisone , cellcept, prohibitor, folic acid, diazepam, endep...
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  46. Hemaglobin levels
    ... they'll give me a shot of Procrit or raise my dose of Prednisone to get my count up, because I'm not feeling great...
    ... hemoglobin dropped to 6.5. After one week of high doses of prednisone it went to 9.0. Returned to about 12 after 2 to 3 ... apparently am one of the rare few that can't tolerate prednisone . I've been told that a hgb of 10 or higher warrants ... bad you should ask for a shot or an increase in the prednisone , perhaps just for a short period of time. I know...
    ... First line of treatment in pretty much all cases is prednisone . I started at 100mg/day then weaned down by 50% each...
    Medications also discussed in this post: procrit

  47. Do you know the cause of your iron-deficiency?
    ... patients- and I have to pre med with mega doses of Prednisone and benadryl before they can give the iron. I am desparate ... to get off the prednisone due to the various side effects and it raises the...
    Medications also discussed in this post: benadryl

  48. Re: Hemolytic Anaemia
    ... months which was luckily brought under control by Prednisone . Last year, almost 12 months after my AIHA went into...
    ... since 1997, Over the years I have been treated with Prednisone , Imuran, had my spleen removed in 1998, numerous blood ... at the time. Now I'm on cellcept(I LOVE THIS DRUG) prednisone and touch wood have been good since having the gall...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran cellcept

  49. Depression
    ... and so glad I did. My present doctor told me that prednisone can cause and contribute to depression. A friend...

  50. London Calling ..............!
    ... combination? The hemotologist is putting me on PREDNISONE ,has anyone had any side effects from this drug? ...
    ... condition and also find a number of discussions around prednisone which is the primary treatment of choice for this ... continue. I am very happy to say I'm no longer on prednisone . So do some reading and stay in touch. There's some...
    ... feel fantastic! Glad you no longer need to be on Prednisone , its very reasurring to know that it works. Many...
    ... count. I was diagnosed at 11 years old and put on Prednisone at that time. It worked for a bit but I had some unpleasant...
    ... of elimination and that was the first to go after prednisone alone doesn't work for me. A combo of it seems to...
    ... the answer. I am at the moment waiting to start on prednisone . I too wonder if it is an hereditary thing, but my...
    ... the answer. I am at the moment waiting to start on prednisone . I too wonder if it is an hereditary thing, but my...
    ... stopped and didn't look further? anyway i am on the prednisone because of terrible joint pain and burning sensation ... to get me to 10 and it slides right back down. the prednisone has some real nasty side effects- tremendous weight...
    ... general. I have been dealing with it for nine years and prednisone seems to work for everyone else except me. After being ... weaned slowly off prednisone I would relapse everytime in two weeks. But just seemed...
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  51. is low iron and anemia the same thing
    ... lots of explanations, including the corticosteroids ( prednisone ) as the cause of the problem. This however seems to...

  52. Yes my anemia has gotten worse
    ... blood pressure and my doctor said that it is from the Prednisone that I am on. But if anemia effects the heart now...

  53. What kind of anemia is this?
    ... disease that is looking mostly like lupus and I'm on prednisone 5mg a day for lung problems. I've had major surgery...
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  54. Anemia
    ... You don't say what meds you're on for the ra. Is it prednisone ? If that's it then it should resolve your anemia and...
    ... I am now on a NSAID and Methotrexate. I was on Prednisone until it gave me high blood pressure. Thanks...
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  55. anemia after taking steroids?
    ... giant cell arteritis. A month or so after starting prednisone as a treatment she developed anemia. The anemia has ... seem to be baffled by this and do not think it is the prednisone that triggered the anemia. Has anyone else experienced...
    ... giant cell arteritis. A month or so after starting prednisone as a treatment she developed anemia. The anemia has ... seem to be baffled by this and do not think it is the prednisone that triggered the anemia. Has anyone else experienced...

  56. Hemolytic Anemia
    ... the casue to Hemolytic Anemia. Also, what works? Prednisone is not helping and I am not ready for a spleen removal...
    ... but I guess its just that? I have had luck with prednisone ...if you want to call it that! I have had really bad...
    ... before it got turned around. At present I am on 40 mg prednisone , my hemoglobin is okay but very low platelets. Of ... course I have all the bad side effects from the prednisone but now I know that NOT taking it is not an option...
    ... i Have Had A Splenectomy, Been On Various Doses Of Prednisone , And Now Receive A Combination Of Prednisone 12/mg...
    ... in ICU, a NG tube, and a catheter. No one mentioned Prednisone and relapses! Holy crap!!!! chris...
    ... results show everything is normal :). Down to 2.5 mg/day prednisone for the next 30 days then off, assuming no changes ... test is positive if I will have to go back on the prednisone :) Anyway, I travel abroad quite often for work...
    ... Prednisone ?? Eeeeeek!!! Is that the best drug they can find for...
    ... Kerry1, Unfortunately Prednisone is the drug of choice, at least first defence drug ... for the rest of our lives. The lucky ones finish the prednisone treatment and never have a relapse. Unfortunately ... there are quite a few that just can't get off the prednisone without going into a hemolytic crisis or some that ... finish the prednisone and have a relapse years later. They then face more...
    ... subsided and they could start treating the AIHA with prednisone yet again (100mg)...the very drug the doctor was trying ... Cyclosplorin a drug they give to transplant patients, prednisone weaned to 50mg now and imuran plus many more tablets ... off it. I've had a splectomy, been treated with prednisone and imuran. They checked this time to see if the spleen...
    ... I was immediately thrown in the hospital for iv prednisone starting at 120. My cbc was 6.6. From that point ... retics. It took 6 months for them to wean me off of prednisone . That lasted about 6 months and it came back. I ... some other virus. My Dr. always starts me out at 80 prednisone and it takes about 4-6 months to wean me off. But ... mentioned a spleenectomy as the only other answer besides prednisone .... except this time. Now he's throwing in the option ... on the internet. I don't like any of the options. Prednisone doesn't react badly with me, other than the weight...
    ... I have in the past and am still being treated with prednisone and have had a splenectomy. Tried Rituxan too....kept...
    ... in three years and every time it was treated with prednisone that took about 6 months to wean me off of. Then ... This is my second time since then and I've been on prednisone about 3 months now. So...this is what I learned from ... though this is my 5th bout) because I respond well to prednisone . Currently, instead of hitting me with the normal...
    ... agreement with my doctor that if my body will respond to prednisone , I'll continue this route and save rituxan and a spleenecto ... need to be addressed. But since I've been taking prednisone , I am very faithful to the herbs I take. Calcium ... for the bone damage prednisone causes, chlorophyll for my blood, and on and on. ...
    ... normal range and my haemoglobin is 100. Still on the prednisone 15mg per day dose though and am stable for once. He...
    ... hear good news. I hope you're able to get off the prednisone entirely. I'm actually afraid to go back on it. Just...
    ... back to the doc on wednesday and start dropping the prednisone hopefully it might just go away again for years and...
    ... since my very first blood test nearly 9 years ago. Prednisone is now 12.5g but still on heaps of cellcept. I love...
    ... medication at the moment. I reacted so badly to the prednisone they called my reaction psychotic to any doses above...
    ... have stabilised at 116 and am still weaning off the prednisone 7.5 mg now. The problem with Rituxan is they are...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Imuran cytoxan cellcept

  57. Anxiety associated with severe anemia?
    ... and [email protected]! I thought it was all from coming off Prednisone , but she decided to give me a shot of B12 - I hoped...

  58. Will Working Out help?????
    ... hct was 43 hgb 14. 2 weeks ago and down to 2.5 mgs prednisone ....

  59. Just Diagnosed with Anemia - Confused...
    ... started me on folic acid supplements and 30 mg of prednisone daily (I currently take pred for my other conditions ... in for a blood transfusion, but decided to try the prednisone first. Have I done something to cause this - not...
    ... started me on folic acid supplements and 30 mg of prednisone daily (I currently take pred for my other conditions ... in for a blood transfusion, but decided to try the prednisone first. Have I done something to cause this - not ... appreciated. Thank you for reading my post. The prednisone by itself can cause the anemia in some people. However...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic

  60. How long ???? Autoimmune Hemolytic Anemia
    ... stat and found my hematacrit was 18. I was put on the prednisone at 80 mg and tapered down. It took 6 months to get...
    ... in your body? Will someone be able to stop taking prednisone if their symptoms or blood level is good?...

  61. vasculitis & prednisone
    ... months ago, it attacked her kidneys, she was put on prednisone ....we want her to get off of it but she is anemic ... , wondering if this is caused by vasculitis or prednisone . I believe the drug is slowly killing her, but do ... act up again...please help she is my best friend. Prednisone is a steroidal drug. It does relieve inflammation...
    ... The only thing I *know* about Prednisone , is that it makes you gain a lot of weight....Or my...
    ... Thank you so much...I was hoping the prednisone caused her to lose red blood cells along with her ... cells...I guess my thinking then was if it was the prednisone then when she goes off of it her anemia would go away...

  62. Irregular red blood cell shape
    ... diagnose, they found it through a biopsy. She is on Prednisone now and responding ok so far. Might be something to...

  63. This autoimmune hemolytic anemia doesn't show up in regular bloodwork
    ... hemolytic anemia was made. The patiend was started on Prednisone 100 mgs daily with an extremely poor response. Apparetnly...
    ... autoimmunehemolyticanemia. the Dr. wants to treat it with prednisone starting with 60mg. and then lowering the dose each...
    ... they started my on in the hospital were 80 mg of prednisone ,folic acid and protonix for my stomach, After I left ... the hospital my hematologist lowered the prednisone to 60mg per day then he bummed to down a few days ... of the side effects will pretty much away when the prednisone is under 20 mg . My hemoglobin is staying around ... 11.6 while all the tapering of the prednisone is done. It can be managed and may also be a chronic...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Folic Protonix

  64. Insurance will not pay for Rituxan
    ... Hi, In 98, all I took was prednisone , started at 80mg in July 98 tapered down till January ... adamant about not wanting to be on pred. I really hate prednisone . I refuse to be on it long term. re: the Coombs...

  65. Auto-immune hemolytic anemia raises it's ugly head again. Rituxan??
    ... today. He wants to do a cycle of Rituxan along with prednisone . I was treated last time with prednisone alone. I...
    ... today. He wants to do a cycle of Rituxan along with prednisone . I was treated last time with prednisone alone. I ... I go for injections. I need to look up Rituxan and prednisone . I have heard of prednisone.Is it a steroid? Petals...

  66. AIHA and Rituximab/Rituxin
    ... good (which has meant I could finally move off of the prednisone , which was a really wonderful thing for me). I'm thankful...
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  67. AIHA question
    ... was diagnosed with AIHA last October -- have been on prednisone therapy since then. My doc tried unsucessfully to ... taper the prednisone - I had a relapse at 10 mg. Went back up to 15 mg ... again. Anyway, my question is this -- at 12.5 mg of prednisone , my hemoglobin is 11.7, so just about normal. The ... think it's the AIHA or the side effects of being on prednisone for 5 months and counting? Also, had anyone had...
    ... hopital. I am on an asprin a day 10mg blood thinner, prednisone 5mg and some new cancer drug to help drop my platelets...
    ... the antibody destroys - despite the medication. The Prednisone (steroid) is not a cure it's merely given to keep...
    ... always a hope that the AIHA was just a "blip" and the prednisone would fix it and it would go away forever. Now I ... Are you ladies on anti-osteoporosis meds while on prednisone ? I just started 2 weeks ago. I hope that does something ... about the fatigue. I have always sensed that the prednisone was just masking the problem and it's there in the...
    ... women with autoimmune problems. The treatment is prednisone , of course. :) So what do I do now? I am obviously...
    ... Hi, all-- Just a note about prednisone and bone density (whatever). My regular doctor kept ... sold at most drugstores I think). I understand that prednisone isn't good to the bones, so make sure you get calcium...
    ... relapsed quite severely. I went back on them with the prednisone but we all know prednisone doesn't seem to do much...
    ... THEY TREAT IT IN DOGS. IMAGINE MY FEAR! I TOO WAS ON PREDNISONE FOR TWO YEARS WAS NEVER TOLD TO TAKE ANYTHING FOR...
    ... I still have my spleen (I took Rituxan and prednisone , too), but my spleen was enlarged and painful when...
    ... was diagnosed with AIHA last October -- have been on prednisone therapy since then. My doc tried unsucessfully to ... taper the prednisone - I had a relapse at 10 mg. Went back up to 15 mg ... again. Anyway, my question is this -- at 12.5 mg of prednisone , my hemoglobin is 11.7, so just about normal. The ... think it's the AIHA or the side effects of being on prednisone for 5 months and counting? Also, had anyone had...
    ... the next step. I am still hemolyzing at 12.5 mg of prednisone and he is unwilling to try to taper to 10 mg again ... He thinks he can sustain me forever on 12.5 mg of prednisone and my hemoglobin shouldn't drop too low. He thinks ... young to be thinking of a very long term treatment for prednisone , what with all the side effects. I've luckily avoided...
    ... anaemia may show up then. Am currently on 40mg prednisone and can feel myself getting rounder by the day. ...
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  68. AIHA - Auto Immune Haemolytic Anaemia
    ... treated me with Blood Transfusions, Haemoglobuglobin and Prednisone . Came home they weaned me off the steroids and 2 wks ... person. They gave me some more blood and put me back on prednisone , weaned me off and I was back in hospital within two ... The last time I was in they put me back on steroids ( prednisone ) and a different drug called imuran, came home and...
    ... subsided and they could start treating the AIHA with prednisone yet again (100mg)...the very drug the doctor was trying ... Cyclosplorin a drug they give to transplant patients, prednisone weaned to 50mg now and imuran plus many more tablets ... off it. I've had a splectomy, been treated with prednisone and imuran. They checked this time to see if the spleen...
    ... was diagnosed as having AIHA. At first the drugs ( prednisone + associated support drugs) I was given did not seem ... blood count and my reduction from my original 80mg of prednisone would be frozen for several weeks. I have not been...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran

  69. AIHA too fast- Help!
    ... treated me with Blood Transfusions, Haemoglobuglobin and Prednisone . Came home they weaned me off the steroids and 2 wks ... person. They gave me some more blood and put me back on prednisone , weaned me off and I was back in hospital within two ... The last time I was in they put me back on steroids ( prednisone ) and a different drug called imuran, came home and...
    ... treated me with Blood Transfusions, Haemoglobuglobin and Prednisone . Came home they weaned me off the steroids and 2 wks ... person. They gave me some more blood and put me back on prednisone , weaned me off and I was back in hospital within two ... The last time I was in they put me back on steroids ( prednisone ) and a different drug called imuran, came home and...
    Medications also discussed in this post: Imuran

  70. i got AIHA, now what?
    ... it. I was told to do a splenectomy after 1 yr of prednisone and immunosuppresants but have been playing around...
    ... DAmn right Marilyn, prednisone IS poison and i reckon it actually makes me worse...
    ... Diagnosed with AIHA exactly 2 years ago and went on Prednisone which helped but didn't stabilise me - so doses were...
    ... had never seen a case of AIHA. I'm female, 46. Prednisone helped initially, although it made me nuts (no sleep ... the past few months, I've been able to cut down the Prednisone . Two weeks ago I went off of it. That was rough in...
    ... I think thats related in part to higher doses of prednisone and severe hemolysis. I have to say that theres ... had it. I wonder how dogs could cope with all that prednisone ?!? Anyways, i hope everyone continues to improve...
    ... seem to be pretty stable at the moment on 15mg of Prednisone and blood is around 11 so no fevers really. Babyfish...

  71. Made it through the surgery
    ... it dropped back down to 6, so I am still on 120 mg prednisone until I go back to my hemo tommorow, I pray that this...
    ... it dropped back down to 6, so I am still on 120 mg prednisone until I go back to my hemo tommorow, I pray that this...
    ... spleen now :( I have had enough and he has upped the prednisone to 50 mg and I am going insame!!!!!!!!! I told him...
    ... you finding any improvement with respect to need for prednisone after the splenectomy? What is your hemoglobin at ... hemoglobin checked it was 11.6 (wow!) at 20 mg of prednisone . I am going to be attempting to taper to 5 mg over...
    ... spleen now :( I have had enough and he has upped the prednisone to 50 mg and I am going insame!!!!!!!!! I told him ... a transfusion, and they are wheening me off of the prednisone and my count is still staying up, so it looks good...
    ... things are going well blood count up, being weaned off prednisone what could be better :) I go back to the hemo...
    ... was up to 11.5, So he lowered me down from 120 mg prednisone to 80, I was suppose to go in today, but we had a ... if my count stays as I am being wheened off of the prednisone then the spleen removal was a success, I hope it does...

  72. 70 mgs Prednisone is not taking effect!
    ... Treatments afterwards.I am doing ok on the 120 mg of Prednisone , not sleeping much but I think it is starting to kick...
    ... up for week after next I am hoping the the 120 mgs prednisone will have kicked in, and I will have the second retuxin...
    ... Deb, You've been on the 120 mg of prednisone for the past couple of days...how are you managing ... through this...I know it's one of my big fears that the prednisone will stop working and I will have to go the splenectomy...

  73. Prednisone Nitemare, Oh can't sleep!
    ... I can totally sympathize with your prednisone insomnia. I am someone who LOVES to sleep and am ... symptoms for almost 3 months. I was started on 100 mg of prednisone a day, did that for a week, decreased dose to 60 mg ... internist has said all along that if I stop responding to prednisone that I should have a splenectomy. I am a member of ... The only treatment I have had for the hemolysis is prednisone and expect that if the treatment continues to be successful...
    ... had 4 transfusions been on 120, 80,& 70 top dose of prednisone . My Hemotologist does not like to have me on it for ... thank you! Deb I can totally sympathize with your prednisone insomnia. I am someone who LOVES to sleep and am ... symptoms for almost 3 months. I was started on 100 mg of prednisone a day, did that for a week, decreased dose to 60 mg ... internist has said all along that if I stop responding to prednisone that I should have a splenectomy. I am a member of ... The only treatment I have had for the hemolysis is prednisone and expect that if the treatment continues to be successful...

  74. New to this site,so pleased to have found you
    ... hemolytic anemia. I was given 2 transfusions, and put on Prednisone , the weight has been a night mare, I did not have...

  75. Here we go again!
    ... but I feel I am in Limbo! I am being weaned of Prednisone which I CAN'T STAND! I have had every side effect...
    ... my doctor has only suggested a splenectomy if the prednisone stops working. That will be the next course of action ... weekly to learn about my blood levels and see how the prednisone is working. I started at 100 mg/day, then down to ... understand, the splenectomy is the next real option if prednisone doesn't work (according to my hemotologist). The...
    ... throughout this case. The hemotologist is happy with the prednisone treatment. Only if it doesn't work will they consider ... that all the treatments for this are not nice. The prednisone definately has long term side effects and my doc has ... effects. Personally, I don't know what I'd do if the prednisone stops working. I went from hemoglobin levels of 6 ... 3 to 7.2 to 9.9 to 10.4 in the past 3 weeks on the prednisone . But, I am being tapered now and I don't know if...
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