How To Deal With Prednisone Dependence?
At night.rnI have been taking prednisone 1.5 tb in the morning for more than 20 years. so that I can stop taking the drug?rnThank you doctor.
Hello Mr Hermanusman,
Prednisone consumption is generally given routinely to patients with immune disorders such as lupus, arthritis or arthritis, and blood disorders such as thrombocytopenia purpura.
Prednisone consumption affects the body's cortisol hormone levels, side effects can include nausea and vomiting, difficulty sleeping until the body gains weight or the face grows rounder (Cushing's syndrome), followed by a lot of acne, gastrointestinal bleeding such as vomiting or black stools like coffee. Of course this is very disturbing.
Stopping prednisone can not be done suddenly because it will cause more severe disorders. Discontinuation of prednisone is considered from the main disease condition and side effects experienced so it must be consulted with a specialist who treats you.
The doctor will certainly dig deeper into the history of the disease and the complaints experienced now. Examination of the physical condition of the body will be carried out, other necessary supporting examinations such as blood hematology examination, blood lipid profile, liver function, kidney function, and urinalysis.
The doctor will give a lower dose of the drug while evaluating the recurrence of the main disease and improvement of side effects. and dose reduction is done very slowly under close supervision, so it needs regular control and patience.
What you can do at home is eat nutritious foods with healthy protein, low fat, various fruits and vegetables to increase endurance. light exercise and sunbathing in the morning to give body fitness.
May be useful. Click the article: Prednisone. Cushing's syndrome