Is there a limit to the number of shots that one should receive and how many if so?
Corticosteroids and Arthritis Q & A
I took steroids for 3 weeks for a very severe case of poison ivy. I finished the medication 5 days ago, but the “round face” side effect still persists. How long can I expect to look like this?
My mother had severe RA for almost 20 years. In April of 2004, she was told that she had severe osteoporosis and the doctor put her on Forteo. How long has it been known that long term use of methotrexate and prednisone would increase the risk of developing osteoporosis? And with my mother having osteoporosis, does this increase my risk, since her’s was pathological?
I was first diagnosed w/ pmr in 2001..originally on prednisone then added methotrexate to taper off prednisone… I was in remission for about 1 yr only using otc meds… In past year have had flare ups and have been on 3- 4 mos of tapering prednisone dosing on several occasions.. If I had to make a choice of long term low dose prednisone (5 mg or less ) vs methotrexate which one would you consider to be less harmful in the long term?
I had a cortisone injection in my left wrist. But it never did any tihing for the inflamation or the pain. My doctor didn’t give me any more injections because it did not work the frist time. With one injection should I have found some difference or do it take more than one?
I am 22year old male from INDIA. I have met with accident and had some vision problem. As per doctor suggestion I have used Wysolone for 40 days as 40mg for 10days, 30mg for next 10days,20mg for following 10days and 10mg for last 10days.I have gained enormous weight of about 10kilograms. I have also got acne on my back and face.I have developed swellings on my cheeks and double chin because of which my physical appearance is totally effected. It has been more than 4 months I stopped taking this drug.There is very little reduction of weight but other problems have been persisting.I appreciate any suggestion from you.