Prednisone

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  1. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    My daughter has to be on prednisone for several days for a bad reaction to a wasp sting. I have heard prednisone is bad. Is it?
     
  2. Dream.dream

    Dream.dream SAHM to 2 beautiful boys

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    No it's not bad. It's a steroid and has very little when it comes to side effects .
     
  3. SerenityNow

    SerenityNow Well-Known Member

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    My DD had taken prednisone once before for an allergic reaction. She didn't have any side effects. People take it long term for things like autoimmune disorders and I think side effects come into play more with long term use. My grandmother was on it for lupus and I know she gained a fair bit of weight an had some spaciness and mood issues, but nothing that made it a poor choice for managing the lupus.

    It is a corticosteroid, not to be confused with anabolic steroids! She'll still be able to play professional baseball and ride in the Tour de France.
     
  4. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    Yeah I heard about weight gain and mood changes.....and then she was super emotional tonight, but probably not from it. I just dont want anything negative, but its only for a few days so that is good.
     
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    Recovering for an allergic reaction can make someone super emotional. Your body responds with adrenaline so it is normal to have a crash afterward.
     
  6. JASMAK

    JASMAK Mom of three

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    Oh, good point. Never thought about that. She also just got braces, and I think its causing her some discomfort, plus she has autism...so things different can really throw her off. I gave her some advil and benedryl before bed, so hopefully she gets a good rest in. She has a loooong day tomorrow, unfortunately. She goes to before school care at 7:30am and then I don't pick her up until 5pm. Not the best day for it, under the circumstances, but hubby took today off to be with her, so we cant take more time off.
     

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