Review: how effective is Prednisone for Myasthenia gravis?
(By eHealthMe on Sep, 2, 2014)
Overall ratings: 3.4/5
Long term ratings: 3.5/5
On a scale of 1 to 5: 1=not at all, 2=somewhat, 3=moderate, 4=high, 5=very high
This is a review of how effective Prednisone (prednisone) is for Myasthenia gravis. The study is based on 46 reports from user community and is updated continuously.
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What is Prednisone
Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,898 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Myasthenia gravis (latest reports from 8,737 patients) can be treated by Mestinon, Prednisone, Pyridostigmine Bromide, Cellcept, Azathioprine, Imuran.
On Sep, 2, 2014: 46 people are studied for taking Prednisone in Myasthenia gravis
Prednisone effectiveness for Myasthenia gravis (number of people):
|not at all||somewhat||moderate||high||very high |
Gender of people who take Prednisone for Myasthenia gravis * :
|Myasthenia gravis||56.52%||43.48% |
Age of people who take Prednisone for Myasthenia gravis * :
|Myasthenia gravis||2.17%||0.00%||0.00%||8.70%||17.39%||13.04%||23.91%||34.78% |
Who find Prednisone more effective for Myasthenia gravis?
Gender of people who find Prednisone more effective * :
|Myasthenia gravis||63.64%||36.36% |
Age of people who find Prednisone more effective * :
|Myasthenia gravis||0.00%||0.00%||0.00%||9.09%||22.73%||18.18%||27.27%||22.73% |
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
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From this study (8 months ago):
For 6 years I have been taking predisone to treat my Myasthenia Gravis, which is primarily ocular. I've always had moderate situational anxiety but as soon as I began taking prednison my axiety sky rocketed. My predinsone doses have ranged from 5-30mg per day, depending on weather or not I am in remission, but every time I have tried to get off prednisone I have a bad flare up. My neurologist began treating my anxiety 6 years ago with clonazepam and it worked for me for about 4 years. The entire 5th year of being on clonazepam it had little to no effect on controlling my anxiety any longer. I have also taken mestinon along side of prednisone to treat my myasthenia gravis but it had little effect on my condition. This past year my family practioner tapered me off the clonazepam using alprazolam and it has been working very well. Recently, due to an overload of general life responsibilities, I have began to have another flare up. This is the first time while on alprazolam that this has occured. I have been on 5mg of prednisone and 2mg of alprazolam daily for the past year or so and have been problem free. Today I have had to bump back up to 20mg of prednisone to control my Myasthenia Gravis, but I am having extremly peaked anxiety levels. Hopefully I will be seeing one of my doctors this week.
From this study (2 years ago):
I have had some memory issues and was wondering if this could be the result of medicine or the MG.
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