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Prednisone wonder drug

(3 Posts)
Summer70 Fri 17-Mar-17 20:37:53

I've had the horrid flu virus which has lingered for ages & for the last 2 weeks I have been progressively more wheezy. GP tried ventolin inhalers which didn't help even at up to 8 puffs - wheezing & tight chest got worse! I'm not asthmatic so this was all a bit scary. So saw GP again yesterday who prescribed 40mg of prednisone for 5 days - already I am at least 50% better! I'm just amazed at how rapidly & effectively this drug works. I certainly felt a bit jittery today & didn't sleep much last night so clearly a potent drug, but I am hugely grateful to be feeling so much better.

MollyHuaCha Fri 17-Mar-17 20:46:06

Yes, this medicine has previously saved my life about 12 times. But I struggled to wean myself off it and ended up taking it for too long. Now I can't take it at all. Glad you are feeling better flowers

rainingkitsandpups Fri 17-Mar-17 20:50:26

Yes steroids are amazing.

They also have side effects if used long term. But for a 5 day blast they're great.

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