Review: could Prednisone cause Fluid retention?
(By eHealthMe on Feb, 26, 2014)
Severity ratings: 2.8/4
On a scale of 1 to 4: 1=least, 2=moderate, 3=severe, 4=most severe
We study 146,485 people who take Prednisone. Among them, 508 have Fluid retention. See who they are, when they have Fluid retention and more. This review is based on reports from FDA and social media, and is updated regularly.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,621 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis, asthma. Commonly reported side effects of Prednisone include fever, nausea aggravated, nausea, weakness, dyspnoea exacerbated.
Fluid retention (an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the blood) (latest reports from 86,916 patients) has been reported by people with high blood pressure, primary pulmonary hypertension, diabetes, type 2 diabetes, multiple sclerosis.
On Feb, 26, 2014: 140,480 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 508 people (0.36%) have Fluid Retention.
Time on Prednisone when people have Fluid retention * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Fluid retention||5.26%||36.84%||21.05%||15.79%||5.26%||0.00%||15.79% |
Gender of people who have Fluid retention when taking Prednisone * :
|Fluid retention||61.20%||38.80% |
Age of people who have Fluid retention when taking Prednisone * :
|Fluid retention||0.00%||0.43%||2.15%||3.22%||4.94%||15.45%||22.32%||51.50% |
Severity of Fluid retention when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||33.33%||50.00%||16.67% |
How people recovered from Fluid retention ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Fluid retention||0.00%||50.00%||50.00% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (59 people, 11.61%)
- Fluid retention (36 people, 7.09%)
- Blood pressure (31 people, 6.10%)
- Prostate cancer metastatic (28 people, 5.51%)
- Oedema (28 people, 5.51%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (157 people, 30.91%)
- Lasix (130 people, 25.59%)
- Aspirin (90 people, 17.72%)
- Humira (62 people, 12.20%)
- Folic acid (60 people, 11.81%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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Began taking sleep aids 15+yrs ago.Can not nap or sleep without.Had the Mirena IUD inserted over 10yrs ago, shortly after it was approved.Began exp sever mood swings and depr. Was put on anti-depr. Began having chronic pain.Most sever in the neck,shoulders,arms and hips.Drs were unable to determine the cause.Several yrs later it was determined that I had PMR.I was only 40 at the time.I was put on a high dose of prednisone.I was on prednisone for about 5yrs.Even the slightest reduction in the dose brought back severe pain.I am now off prednisone.I continued to experience full body pain but not so much the severe stiffness. I experience severe perspiration. It was discovered that I had a VitD deficiency.Test around 7. I currently take supplement and test around 35.During all this time I was experiencing severe abdominal pains and began experiencing very severe, sharp "ice pick" type pain throughout my body.Pain occurred regardless of time of day, awoke me from sleep and occurred in random spots often within just a few seconds of the previous pain.I began experiencing bloating, golt, & constipation after getting the IUD. A few yrs ago I began experiencing severe twitching, mostly in my legs, day and night. Finally, the 3rd GYN I was referred to was able to remove the IUD, in December 2013. Since having the IUD removed I am no longer constipated, no longer have golt, and much of the ice-pick type pain I was experiencing is gone. I continue to have sharp abdominal pain, although it feels different. My menstrual cycle has not returned. I am currently taking Ambien 5MG or 6.25 slow release nightly, Cymbalta/DuloxetineHCL60mg, Adderall 20mg 1 or 2x/day, Meloxicam, 15mg, Vitamin D2 (1.25 MG 50k unit) 2XperWk and Fenofibric. I suspect silicone toxicity from the IUD has brought on or exasperated my conditions over the past 10 years. Please help me to understand and recover.
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