Prednisone Oral ConcentrateBy ChristyFaith September 26, at First of all I am on flushing side effect steroids, mobic, foic acid, and Enbrel for my RA. I am aldo on other meds for other health problems but I won't list them. I switched from Humira to Enbrel in July because repeat sinus infections. Since I switched I have had 2 flare ups and was prescribed a prednisone pack.
Flushed Face Side Effect from Prednisone | Arthritis Connect
By ChristyFaith September 26, at First of all I am on methotrexate, mobic, foic acid, and Enbrel for my RA. I am aldo on other meds for other health problems but I won't list them.
I switched from Humira to Enbrel in July because repeat sinus infections. Since I switched I have had 2 flare ups and was prescribed a prednisone pack. I will have to say that it does help get thru the flare up but I always feel like it is effecting something else I can't quite put my finger on. But I started this 2nd pack yesterday and woke up this morning with flushed face.
It will not go away. I also keep getting hot flashes. I have had a hysterectomy and take estrogen for that, so I can't figure out why I'm getting hot flashes.
The sheet they give me with my prescription says that flushed face is a common side effect. Does it mean my blood pressure is high? I usually have low BP so it kind of worries me. I want to call the Dr office and ask but thought I would post here first while they are at lunch. Plus the receptionist can be a hag sometimes. But my Dr is awsome so thats why I stay. Prednisone will definitley cause that. Among many other things. I'm guessing you've found your answer by now.
I just want to add.. The problem the help is only temporary. Eventually, you need more and more. In the meantime, you've become a crazy moon-faced shadow of yourself. Maybe, that's a little extreme. On the other hand, looking back, that's what I was when I depending on it. Please read the product info of all your drugs or ask your pharmacist. Prednisone causes so many side effects, like weight gain, Cushing's syndrome, moon face, high blood sugar, osteoporosis, weakness, fatigue,edema, excessive hair growth, skin discoloration and turgidity.
Oops gotta go, Red. Prednisone also raises blood sugars! If u are a diabetic, be very careful! I only take it if my lung problems get worse! If u have to take it check your blood often! But I am not taking the methotrexate any more and switched from Embrel to Humira because of headaches. I get hot flashes every night between 8 to I take estrace a hormone too. I also take Estroven which use to help some. Now I do not know what to do.
I have been in the hospital too many times the past two years for other issues and do not enjoy asking for help because I do not want to go get tests even.
So I am also stuck on what to do. If they figure it out please let me know. I could use some relief too. Sorry I know that was not the answer you were looking for but I hope it get resolved. I really just wanted you to know that others are having some of the same issues also.
Hugs and feel better! Prednisone gives me wicked hot flashes its a nasty drug I'm not on it ever anymore cause it doesn't do anything for me even high doses. I just started Enbrel today. I also take other meds plus prednisone. I've been taking prednisone since May and will start to ween off in a month. I get flushing and hot flashes sometimes. My doctor told me it was all normal and not to worry. I also lost my appetite, which normally it increases your hungry.
If you are worried let your doctor know, it never hurts: It made me gain weight, so I named it- weight is on! Like all medications, corticosteroids carry a risk of side effects. Some side effects can cause serious health problems. When you know what side effects are possible, you can take steps to control their impact on your health. Because oral corticosteroids affect your entire body instead of just a particular area, this form is the most likely to cause significant side effects.
Side effects depend on the dose of medication you receive. Within days or weeks of starting oral therapy, you may have an increased risk of:.
Elevated pressure in the eyes glaucoma Fluid retention, causing swelling in your lower legs Increased blood pressure Mood swings Weight gain, with fat deposits in your abdomen, face and the back of your neck When taking oral corticosteroids longer term, you may experience:.
Cataracts High blood sugar, which can trigger or worsen diabetes Increased risk of infections Loss of calcium from bones, which can lead to osteoporosis and fractures Menstrual irregularities Suppressed adrenal gland hormone production Thin skin, easy bruising and slower wound healing Side effects of inhaled corticosteroids When using inhaled corticosteroids, some of the drug may deposit in your mouth and throat instead of making it to your lungs.
Coughing Hoarseness Dry mouth Sore throat If you gargle and rinse your mouth with water — don't swallow — after each puff on your corticosteroid inhaler, you may be able to avoid mouth and throat irritation.
Although some researchers have speculated that inhaled corticosteroid drugs slow growth rates in children who use them for asthma, studies show that they don't affect their final adult height. Side effects of topical corticosteroids Topical corticosteroids can lead to thin skin, red lesions and acne. Side effects of injected corticosteroids Injected corticosteroids can cause side effects near the site of the injection.
Side effects may include pain, infection, shrinking of soft tissue and loss of color in the skin. Doctors usually limit corticosteroid injections to no more than three or four a year. Reduce your risk of corticosteroid side effects Despite their side effects, corticosteroid drugs remain an important medical treatment.
To get the most benefit with the least amount of risk:. Try lower doses or intermittent dosing. Newer forms of corticosteroids come in varying strengths and lengths of action. Ask your doctor about using low-dose, short-term medications or taking oral corticosteroids every other day instead of daily. Switch to nonoral forms of corticosteroids. Inhaled corticosteroids for asthma, for example, reach lung surfaces directly, reducing the rest of your body's exposure to them and leading to fewer side effects.
Make healthy choices during therapy. When you're on corticosteroid medications for a prolonged period, talk to your doctor about ways to minimize side effects.
You may need to reduce the number of calories you eat or increase your physical activity to prevent weight gain. Exercise can help reduce muscle weakness and osteoporosis risks. And taking calcium and vitamin D supplements and prescription bisphosphonates, such as alendronate Fosamax or risedronate Actonel , can minimize bone thinning due to corticosteroids.
Take care when discontinuing therapy. If you take oral corticosteroids for prolonged periods, your adrenal glands produce less of their natural steroid hormones. To give your adrenals time to recover this function, your doctor may reduce your dosage gradually over a period of weeks or even months. If the dosage is reduced too quickly, you may experience fatigue, body aches, lightheadedness and difficulty recovering from minor illnesses.
Weigh the risks and benefits of corticosteroids Although they may cause a range of side effects, corticosteroids may also relieve the inflammation, pain and discomfort of many different diseases and conditions. If you work with your doctor to make choices that minimize side effects, you may achieve significant benefits with a reduced risk of such problems.
Best wishes, and by all means if you are concerned, call your doctor- My feet were already swollen, and taking it - just makes my swollen feet just swell more. Also, if youare on it for a long time, you need to probably discuss- tapering off with your doctor- I know you have not been taking it that long. I have been on prednisone nonstop for 7 years! I have to moon face big time , increased blood sugar, increased white blood cells, fluid retention, weight gain, fat deposits in my abdomen, neck, face, and lower back, thin skin, easy bruising.
I also take methotrexate and plaquenil. I have tried enbrel, symphony, orencia, and humira and had allergic reactions to all of them. I am trying to lower my dose, but its really the only thing that helps me. Log In Join Now. Discussions Current Page Anyone have this side effect on prednisone? Any advice would be great. Sign up for our newsletter. Replies 10 replies Add your reply.
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