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 146,763 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 has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis. (latest outcomes from 150,083 Prednisone users)
Fibromyalgia (a long-term condition which causes pain all over the body) has been reported by people with osteoporosis, pain, depression, high blood cholesterol, rheumatoid arthritis. (latest reports from 26,917 Fibromyalgia patients)
On Jan, 31, 2015: 146,763 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 504 people (0.34%) have Fibromyalgia.
Time on Prednisone when people have Fibromyalgia * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
Gender of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :
Age of people who have Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone * :
Severity of Fibromyalgia when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
How people recovered from Fibromyalgia ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Osteoporosis (130 people, 25.79%)
- Rheumatoid arthritis (120 people, 23.81%)
- Blood cholesterol increased (54 people, 10.71%)
- Breast cancer (47 people, 9.33%)
- Gastrooesophageal reflux disease (46 people, 9.13%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (165 people, 32.74%)
- Fosamax (139 people, 27.58%)
- Methotrexate (129 people, 25.60%)
- Celebrex (128 people, 25.40%)
- Zometa (121 people, 24.01%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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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.
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!
SunnySky on Oct, 2, 2014:
Amen to that regarding STTM. Take care!
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