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Review: could Prednisone cause Fibromyalgia?

Summary: Fibromyalgia could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for 5 - 10 years, also take Prednisone tab, and have Osteoporosis.

We study 146,410 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 503 have Fibromyalgia. Find out below who they are, when they have Fibromyalgia and more.

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Prednisone

Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 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 92,036 patients) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, acupuncture and pain, depression, high blood cholesterol.

On Apr, 6, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 503 people (0.34%) have Fibromyalgia. They amount to 0.54% of all the 92,532 people who have Fibromyalgia on eHealthMe.

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
Fibromyalgia17.39%0.00%0.00%13.04%4.35%60.87%4.35%

Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :

FemaleMale
Fibromyalgia86.39%13.61%

Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :

0-12-910-1920-2930-3940-4950-5960+
Fibromyalgia0.00%0.00%2.00%0.89%9.53%21.73%29.05%36.81%

Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone ** :

leastmoderateseveremost severe
Fibromyalgia0.00%25.00%50.00%25.00%

How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :

while on the drugafter off the drugnot yet
Fibromyalgia33.33%0.00%66.67%

Top conditions involved for these people * :

  1. Osteoporosis (130 people, 25.84%)
  2. Rheumatoid arthritis (120 people, 23.86%)
  3. Blood cholesterol increased (54 people, 10.74%)
  4. Breast cancer (47 people, 9.34%)
  5. Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (46 people, 9.15%)

Top co-used drugs for these people * :

  1. Prednisone tab (165 people, 32.80%)
  2. Fosamax (139 people, 27.63%)
  3. Methotrexate (129 people, 25.65%)
  4. Celebrex (128 people, 25.45%)
  5. Zometa (121 people, 24.06%)

* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.

** Reports from social media are used.

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  • 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.

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  • From this study (1 year 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.

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