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  1. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I had to take some prednisone (<---the frikkin devil drug) last week & besides making me manic as hell, I keep feeling like my heart is going to explode.

    Nothing has ever made me wish I had a stiff cocktail this bad before.
    :dead:
     

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  2. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    Is that a euphemism?

    Gung Ynhen vf xvaxl!

    Sorry you feel bad, feel better fast. And why did you need to take that drug?
     
  3. stosh

    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Go have a redbull and vodka.
     
  4. splat

    splat Nam I am

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    prednisone sucks!!!
     
  5. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    The cup of coffee I had this morning almost did me in , so no thanks. :twitch:

    LO-long story....
     
  6. buildyourown

    buildyourown Turbo Monkey

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    When I was on that stuff, I was itchy all over and I was never full. I would eat myself sick and I would still be hungry.
    Fun times
     
  7. Westy

    Westy the teste

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    An erection that lasted for more than 4 hours?
     
  8. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    I think it would be Laura that would need some drugs then.
     
  9. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Don't need drugs for that.
    Need....
     
  10. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Prednisone may cause side effects. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
    * headache
    * dizziness
    * difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep
    * inappropriate happiness
    * extreme changes in mood
    * changes in personality
    * bulging eyes
    * acne
    * thin, fragile skin
    * red or purple blotches or lines under the skin
    * slowed healing of cuts and bruises
    * increased hair growth
    * changes in the way fat is spread around the body
    * extreme tiredness
    * weak muscles
    * irregular or absent menstrual periods
    * decreased sexual desire
    * heartburn
    * increased sweating

    Some side effects can be serious. If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
    * vision problems
    * eye pain, redness, or tearing
    * sore throat, fever, chills, cough, or other signs of infection
    * seizures
    * depression
    * loss of contact with reality
    * confusion
    * muscle twitching or tightening
    * shaking of the hands that you cannot control
    * numbness, burning, or tingling in the face, arms, legs, feet, or hands
    * upset stomach
    * vomiting
    * lightheadedness
    * irregular heartbeat
    * sudden weight gain
    * shortness of breath, especially during the night
    * dry, hacking cough
    * swelling or pain in the stomach
    * swelling of the eyes, face, lips, tongue, throat, arms, hands, feet, ankles, or lower legs
    * difficulty breathing or swallowing
    * rash
    * hives
    * itching
     
  11. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I have these anyway & pay good money for the first one & the last two.

     
  12. offsprung

    offsprung Monkey

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    im sure laura could hook you up with some 'tang.
     
  13. laura

    laura DH_Laura

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    We like to deal with most medical issues as naturally as possible.
     
  14. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Prednisone practically saved my life last winter.
     
  15. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Hows that? If you don't mind me asking.
    It has helped me good deal before but it is frikkin' old school medicine. I
    Ever been on it long term? Not fun.
    It can seriously F' you up in the long run.
    I am just lucky I only had to take a one time 40mg dose this time.:twitch:
     
  16. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    XtReMe gonaherpalsyphlaids?
     
  17. CrabJoe StretchPants

    CrabJoe StretchPants Reincarnated Crab Walking Head Spinning Bruce Dick

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    Not LITERALLY saved my life, but I had super severe case of poison oak (the worst the doctor had seen), and it cleared it up in a matter of days. I was so swollen the skin was started to crack and bleed from the tension. It was bad, real bad. Was on it for 2 weeks, no side effects that I can recall.

    Pics here (before it got so bad I had to go to the hospital)
    http://www.ridemonkey.com/forums/showthread.php?t=195644&highlight=poison+oak
     
  18. narlus

    narlus Eastcoast Softcore
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    TN speaks the truth...i was on prednisone for a while back in college, and i;m convinced it did some joint damage to me.
     
  19. r464

    r464 Turbo Monkey

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    Lacing your joints with Prednisone was not a good idea...
     
  20. Toshi

    Toshi Harbinger of Doom

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    just so it's clear, prednisone is a steroid.

    you do NOT want to be on it long term unless absolutely absolutely medically necessary.

    :(

    and, with regard to that list of symptoms, yeah, steroid psychosis is what we call it :D
     
  21. HAB

    HAB Chelsea from Seattle

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    So you showed him the picture of Loco shirtless?
     
  22. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    Oh snap! Glad to hear ya healed up.
     
  23. ultraNoob

    ultraNoob Yoshinoya Destroyer

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    Percocet does the same for me. So does Imitrex
     
  24. LordOpie

    LordOpie MOTHER HEN

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    You have migraines?
     
  25. reflux

    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    It's that time of the month.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    It's helped me with poison ivy more than once.
     
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    S.K.C. Turbo Monkey

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    Wow...

    Never knew that stuff was like that...

    My ex-girlfriend had Ulcerative Colitis and was on Prednisone after her regular regimen of Asacol and Immuran wasn't helping. But she was on Prednisone before I knew her. While she was on it she had her pic taken for her old driver's license and I barely recognized her - she was all puffy.

    Jesus. When I was dating her, that whole situation scared the living sh!t out of me. Didn't want to loose her to a bleed-out from the UC.
     
  28. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    That is sorta like my story but I have Crohn's. This round wasn't long enough to get the pie face though. :clapping:

     
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    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Glad you can smile about it.
     
  30. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    :stupid:

    it makes my joints get so stiff and hurt sooooo bad that I can't climb the stairs to my house! :disgust1:

    it is the only thing that helps when I have Poison Ivy though!:monkey:
     
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    Probably not the prednisone causing joint discomfort because it is used to combat swelling. Your joint pain is most likely due to the Poison Ivy and your bodies natural defense in fighting the reaction.

    I've been on bouts of prednisone, solumedrol, and dexamethasone for the last 15 years. I'm a walking study in the long term effects of glucocorticoids and corticosteroids. Without it I wouldnt be here.
     
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    Unless I'm about to die from an allergic reaction, keep that damn stuff away from me. Makes me feel horrible in so many ways. Prednisone side effects = :plthumbsdown:
     
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    It all about maintaining a proper alcohol/weed/medication to blood ratio.

    Better living through modern chemistry!
     
  34. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    Not sure what you mean, but I have found the best medicine can be found in nature.
     
  35. brungeman

    brungeman I give a shirt

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    wait wha? I must be the only one! ?
    http://j-pouch.org/eve/forums/a/tpc/f/9151071921/m/9941023181


    http://ibdcrohns.about.com/cs/prescriptiondrugs/p/medprednisone.htm

    http://www.arthritis-treatment-and-relief.com/prednisone-joint-pain-side-effect.html

    then again...

    guess not!:monkey:
     
  36. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    I have joint pain anyway, so it is hard for me to tell if it is the pred or jus the Crohns.
     
  37. HenryTheHammer

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    See thats the tricky part.

    The steroids actually lessen my joint pain in some respect because of the reduction in swelling. On the flip side I experience a different pain because there is no longer a cushiony layer of liquid between the bones, so now I am feeling the damage actually caused by the arthritis.
     
  38. BMXman

    BMXman I wish I was Canadian

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    lol...I'm so glad I don't take medicine...D