Posted by Seth Kurtzberg (18.104.22.168) on November 28, 1999 at 22:42:15:
In Reply to: predizone ? posted by doug l on November 27, 1999 at 13:06:52:
I've taken prednisone for serious asthma attacks,
and it typically stops allergic attacks.
Basically, it partially shuts down your immune
system, and allergies (and asthma) are
hyper-reactions to whatever the allergic triggers
are. If you are not allergic, there isn't any
theoretical reason why prednisone should cause
congestion. That isn't to say it didn't happen;
we all know that things happen that the Drs and
drug companies insist won't happen.
The reason I mention it is that the symptom you
mention, pressure on leaning over, is a classic
symptom of sinus headache. (I seem to have every
type of headache known to man.) If it never
happens except when you take prednisone, then you
may be having an allergic reaction to the steriod
itself; unusual, but I'm told not impossible.
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