What are the Long Term Effects of Taking Prednisone

by April J Grayboff
(Anchorage,AK USA)

I used to take prednisone quite a bit as a kid for asthma and eczema. I would literally take it every three to four months it would be a dose of three times a day for ten days. This happened from when I can remember till I was about 14.


I'm 21 now and i want to know what are the long term side effects of it even after you stop taking it? You see, I have body weakness sometimes and my face and left arm will go numb. i get exhausted a lot and then i have a burst of energy. But for a couple years now I have been tired a lot more than I used to be.

I get pain all over my body like somebody punching me but it only last for a min and then it goes away. Tt doesn't happen quite often but it happens. I get sick a lot more than the average person.

I just want some answers I have been trying to get answers for three years now and I have got nothing. So plz if you can help me out at all O would appreciate it a lot.

Thank you for reading this.

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Prednisone vs Gluten Sensitivity and Vitamin Deficiencies
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi April,

While the prednisone may certainly be contributing to some of the negative long term effects that you are having, it's more likely that your issues are due to problems that you have more control over right now, rather than being from medicine that you took many years ago.

In other words, what I mean is that the prednisone may have long term negative side effects, but there is nothing that you can do about what is already done. You can only focus on what you can do in the here and now to improve your condition.

So, my first thought about your health is that it's likely that your problem started BEFORE you began taking the prednisone. Please see my page on Chronic Asthma. Chronic asthma is a problem of too much toxicity and deficiencies of fat soluble vitamins and magnesium. So, you had problems since childhood that caused your asthma in the first place or you wouldn't have had symptoms that required prednisone to begin with.

Next, living in Alaska, you are almost surely severely Vitamin D Deficient and having so many problems since such a young age, you likely have Gluten Sensitivity as well.

So, take a look at some of those pages and let me know if you have any questions...




Kerri Knox RN Immune Health Queen

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by: April

Now i have been tested for the things you have said and all of them came back normal! now i recently found out that i have a slight high red blood cell count wat could that mean? and i have gone through test after test for vitman d and asthma stuff and blood work after blood work!

All come back normal except the slight high red blood cell count.

Vitamin D is normal?
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

Hi April,

Please check your vitamin d level against the 'optimal' levels on the Normal Vitamin D Levels page because most 'normal' ranges are not normal at all. I've seen labs have as low as 18 ng/ml considered 'normal' when that is actually severely deficient! Living in Alaska, if you've not been supplementing all winter, it would be next to impossible for you to be in the optimal range so, you may be more deficient than you think.

Next, if you read my page on Diagnosing Gluten Sensitivity, getting tested is nearly worthless. Being 21 and having all of these problems, I can almost guarantee that you have gluten sensitivity and/or multiple food allergies- despite any tests that tell you that you aren't sensitive.

Next, if you have had:

Magnesium Levels

and/or

Vitamin B 12 Levels done, those are worthless too and will in no way tell you whether you are actually deficient or not.

So, as you can see- a whole bunch of 'normal' tests doesn't mean anything at all. Although a young menstruating woman shouldn't have a high red blood cell (RBC) count (did you mean WHITE blood cell count (WBC)? As that would make more sense). Usually menstruating women's red blood cell count is on the lower end of normal or even low- unless you are on Depo-Provera or for some other reason aren't menstruating.

If you actually mean WHITE blood cell count (WBC) then that indicates that you likely have an infection some where that your doctors need to find and that would explain your fatigue. It's tiring to be fighting off an infection all of the time.


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Functional Medicine Practitioner
Immune System
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by: Anonymous

they have check all of that i saw the paper work today and they r normal! and yes i did mean a slight high red blood cell count not white! i also saw the paper work for those too!

so idk wats going on!

Again, what is your vitamin d level
by: Kerri Knox, RN- The Immune Queen!

WHAT IS YOUR VITAMIN D LEVEL?

It does NOT matter that it 'says' normal on your lab sheet. What is the NUMBER and the UNITS that it says on the sheet? For instance, if it is truly normal, it will be between 40 to 80 NG/ML. Please give me the exact number of what it says on the sheet and the units...



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Functional Medicine Practitioner
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PS: Don't forget that I wrote the book on Fluoroquinolone Toxicity. Get The Fluoroquinolone Toxicity Solution today and get the best available program to end your struggle with the symptoms of Fluoroquinolone damage and toxicity today.

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