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Review: could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?

We study 146,589 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 (latest outcomes from 149,937 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.

Fibromyalgia

Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) (latest reports from 93,052 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, high blood pressure.

On Sep, 14, 2014: 146,589 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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Comments from related studies:

  • From this study (4 days ago):

  • I went to a Rheumatologist and he said I have Hashimoto disease and said its not serious enough to take meds for. The test is - Thyroid Peroxidase Antiboties - my number is 363. It says that is should be <9. I was wondering if these medications I am on could be causing abnormal reading. I do have severe inflammation due to serious injuries.

    Reply

    matypoe on Aug, 28, 2014:

    Please get treated! Go to a functional medicine doctor...those antibodies are way too high, no matter what the root cause...pick up the book Stop the Thyroid Madness, as well as The Root Cause by Isabela Wentz. Also check out Mary Shomon. There are FB Support Groups as well, including Hashimoto's 411, For Thyroid Patients Only, several others to find information and support, where we are all Hashi's sufferers. Please be your own best advocate and get to the right doctor (not an endo despite what you may have been led to believe) who will actually help you! I am a long time Hashimoto's patient, trust me!

    Reply

  • From this study (8 months ago):

  • Took Cipro and Levaquin over 10 to 20 years due to severe sinus and bronchitis. I was allergic to Penicillin and physicians would prescribe these frequently. December 2011 I took Levaquin and Predisone for 8 Days. I had an adverse reaction similar to stroke. I have been disabled since due to extreme fatigue, muscle weakness, severe pain in my extremities, joints, and muscles. I can't walk for long or sit upright for 2 hours without severe weakness and tremors.

    Reply

  • From this study (2 years ago):

  • i been in pain for 28 yrs, and the doctor put me on prednisone. then around 3 wks later i started having siezers. now i smoke pot for a long time and one of the side effects is it take 3 mo. for my system to clean out. I stop taking prednisone around 3mo. and i have not had a siezer in 3 and a half weeks.

    Reply

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