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Old 02-10-2019, 02:55 PM
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Have been nursing a severe sore throat with hacking cough.
I have been on a antibiotic "Z" pack the last 4 days (one more to go).
Have had an antibiotic shot yesterday and this morning with a third scheduled for tomorrow. I also had a steroid injection the day of the first anti biotic shot.

And lastly a Rx for prednisone 10mg (3-3-3-2-2-2-1-1-1/day).

Significant improvements. The sore throat is gone. The menacing hacking what ever is in the throat with sinus drainage remain...all better than a couple of days ago.

I am hesitant about taking the prednisone as the side effects probability is high (30+%). I am one who is easily affected by side affects. The predisone top issues headaches, the jitters and hard to sleep at night.

So this long medical litany is to seek any experience anybody has had with taking similar prednisone Rx.
I know everybody is different and all that. I am just looking for how differing folks have tolerated or not the prednisone routine.
And there is a big difference in short term use (like this one) VS long time users.

Thanks.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:08 PM
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Weren't you supposed to take the prednisone with the antibiotics? If you google prednisone and antibiotics you will find several articles about the pros and cons and side effects.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:08 PM
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You probably went to an Urgent Care to get checked out. Every time we went they also subscribed the prednisone, We never took it. For us the Z-Pack and the shots were always enough.
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Old 02-10-2019, 03:26 PM
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I can relate to you in two ways. In spring 2016 I had a sore throat and went to my VA doctor on Monday. He gave me a Z-pack and said by Friday you'll be like new. On Friday I was so sick I could barely get out of bed. I emailed my Villages doctor and she said, go to Lake Imaging and get a chest X-Ray. The next day I saw her and she said I had pneumonia. I got a lot of drugs, got better, did too much too soon, got pneumonia a second time. I never fully recovered and had to give up softball because my wind never returned to the same levels as before.

In 2012 I had an attack of psoriatic arthritis and my legs swelled so much, I couldn't tell where my knees were, I gained 15 pounds overnight. I went to the VA ER at Gainesville and they gave me an IV of prednisone and then 144 prednisone pills to take over the next 30 days. I recovered in two weeks but when the pills ran out, my condition returned. I went back to the ER and they admitted to the hospital for 3 days and gave me a lot of predisone again. The only negative from all that prednisone was I lost hair, my hair in the front was never the same. As it turned out, the VA never found what caused my reaction, I discovered it on my own while experimenting with my prescription drugs. I was allergic to statins, which I took for cholesterol.
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:16 PM
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I have an autoimmune disease that my rheumatologist had me take daily 5mg. of prednisone but if I had a flare to take 10mg per day. I did that and this past year had an attack of diverticulitis, a skin infection and the "creme de la creme" a rapid weight gain of about 30 to 35 lbs. I saw my pcp and later a new fheumatologist. I was told that prednisone can be a conduit to infections as well as cause weight gain. I also had a couple of other unwanted side-effects with it too. Anyway, I stopped that protocol and within a few weeks the infection subsided and I began to lose the lbs again ( but was also doing low-carb eating). My new rheumatologist said the goal that I should be with now is never to go on steroids again. Not sure how my original issue will be addressed but we'll take it one thing at a time. On another thread someone talked about being sensitive to drugs and I'm one of those as well. I had to stop statin drugs (because of that) plus a handful of others as well. Drugs can be a miracle for "some" people but not necessarily for all.
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Old 02-10-2019, 08:38 PM
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I've been on between 10 to 20 gigawatts of Prednisone a day for a breathing problem and a problem with pain in one arm.

New Jersey Doctors would normally give you the cough medicine with something in it that was heavy duty that would knock you out. I prefer Prednisone by far. It opens up my breathing within a half hour. It has also helped with the pain in my arm and is better than taking something stronger.

The only drawback for me is it makes you a Grocery Destroyer otherwise no side effects for me. Good Luck, hope you feel better quickly.

The start of the symptoms you described have halted since the Big Florida Move. My Dr started me on Montelukast which I take every day and it has helped me greatly. The only time I've gotten really sick is after the Flu Shot.

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