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Review: could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?





Summary: Fibromyalgia is found among people who take Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take medication Prednisone tab, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,686 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 504 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (view latest outcomes from 150,015 users)

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure.(view latest reports from 24,072 patients)

On Nov, 28, 2014: 146,686 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 504 people (0.34%) have Fibromyalgia.

Trend of Fibromyalgia in Prednisone reports

Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia * :

< 1 month1 - 6 months6 - 12 months1 - 2 years2 - 5 years5 - 10 years10+ years
Fibromyalgia16.67%4.17%0.00%12.50%4.17%58.33%4.17%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia86.41%13.59%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%1.99%0.88%9.51%21.90%28.98%36.73%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%20.00%40.00%40.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia25.00%0.00%75.00%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (130 people, 25.79%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (120 people, 23.81%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (54 people, 10.71%)
  4. Breast cancer (47 people, 9.33%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (46 people, 9.13%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (165 people, 32.74%)
  2. Fosamax (139 people, 27.58%)
  3. Methotrexate (129 people, 25.60%)
  4. Celebrex (128 people, 25.40%)
  5. Zometa (121 people, 24.01%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • Does anyone experience heart palpitations causedby their acid reflux ?
    I have had acid reflux/Gerd for 4 years + Was not believed that symptoms were real for a while as had no heartburn and a diagnosis of Fibromyalgia which even now some medics think is imaginary...it's NOT!!! Following a demeester score of 45 ( very high confirmation of acid reflux) and discovery of a large hiatal hernia, ( a classic physical cause of acid reflux) I had hernia repair operation and LINX anti reflux surgery. Throughout the four years a major symptom of my acid reflux were heart palpatations. They started at the same time I started with reflux and cleared up after the surgery. I have been reflux free palpitation free and antacid free for four months. then I was put on Gabapentin for back spasm and the reflux returned along with the palpitations. Medics keep insisting this is just anxiety yet eat a food that gives me reflux also starts the palps which is the indicator of the reflux as I do not have heartburn. Comes on when relaxing and eating watching tv ( no anxiety present) and when I am sleeping peacefully ( no anxiety present) my heart wakes me up and fires off into tachycardia. Recently a doctor has said it is now known that acid reflux irritates the nerves in the solar plexus area and that triggers the palps. Anyone else experienced this? Are there any studies on it at all? Thanks all.
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    I am on a 5 day prescription of prednisone for my allergies/ear blockage. Is it safe for me during this time to continue taking my Lysine supplement?
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    I've been on most of the medications for more than a year and it hasn't been that bad getting used to them. But I've been on Zoloft and ambien for about a month now, and I've been noticing a lot of side effects. The one I just recently noticed and that has been driving me completely insane, is the ringing in the ears. It's been about a week now and I just don't know what to do anymore. If it is the Zoloft then I can finally just stop taking it and make this stop. If anyone has an answer or knows what to do, PLEASE help. I'm at my wits end.
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    My husband and I are 73. We had a paid off home and money in the bank until the past 3 years. We have made some terrible decisions and now we are practically penniless. We couldn't understand why we had made such bad decisions and let someone talk us into losing our money. We have also been on Abilify about the same amoount of time and I noticed that the commercials say a side affect can be lack of judgement or something to that effect. Has anyone else had this happen?
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    I have tried so many treatments for fibromyalgia. I am going to try guaifenesin next . Any advice would be appreciated.
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