Two good friends of mine used prednsione for long periods

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Posted by Jack ( on December 06, 2001 at 15:49:21:

In Reply to: Prednisone is my favorite CH med, only problem posted by Victor on December 06, 2001 at 14:05:18:

) my mother in law - she had lupus and took prednisone to manage her lupus for a long time - the prednisone eventually did her in and was the principal cause of her premature heart attack, as her Doc had predicted it would eventually be

2) a guy I work with has rheumatoid arthritis real bad - the prednisone he takes has done some nasty things to him - thinned his bones, turned him into a diabetic and given him hypertension along with a face that is as round as Cher's manufactured butt

I would never take prednisone for a cluster but I do not disparage those who do - I just like to remind them of the side effects

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