PredniSONE Blood Results, Urine Blood, Zantac, Pred, Right Arm
I am 24 years old & was diagnosed with a type of Kidney disease (Minimal Change Disease) in April of 08. My doctor started me out on 60mg of Pred. The side effects of this drug are nothing I would wish on ANYONE! It took a couple of weeks to kick in...and ... more »
I am 24 years old & was diagnosed with a type of Kidney disease (Minimal Change Disease) in April of 08. My doctor started me out on 60mg of Pred. The side effects of this drug are nothing I would wish on ANYONE! It took a couple of weeks to kick in...and then it was dreadful. I had everything...Moon face, severe hunger 24/7 (I gained 30lbs!!!), the tops of my arms, the top of my back & my stomach were huge!...I would sweat constantly, couldn't sleep at night, constantly tossing & turning...knee pain in the middle of the night to the point that I would have to get out of bed and walk around for an hour or so...depression was the worst of them all for me, very moody & felt lost...all I wanted to do was stay in my house...never wanted to see anyone...it was TERRIBLE!...I've also gotten stretch marks on my sides from the rapid weight gain...I experienced major hair loss...and my teeth have become very sensitive. I was on this high dose of 60mg for about 6 - 7 months before I could start decreasing. I then would decrease my dosage by 10mg once a week until I got to 10. About 2 months after I had been on 10 mg. I started to notice a little change. My face was still swollen but it gradually was starting to go away!...I am currently on 5 mg & and scheduled to start taking it every other day starting in April. On May 1st I will be finished all together!!! I pray every day that I never have to take this AGAIN. All side effects (minus the teeth sensitivity) have gone away & other than the scars that it left on my sides I feel back to normal! I feel for anyone taking this medication...At points I felt like it was the end...but just know that if you can rife out the storm it will get better!