Related topic: Prednisone, Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness
Review: could Prednisone cause Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness?
Summary: Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness could be caused by Prednisone, especially for people who are female, 60+ old, have been taking the drug for < 1 month, also take Prednisone tab, and have Rheumatoid arthritis.
We study 146,427 people who have side effects while taking Prednisone from FDA and social media. Among them, 8,356 have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness. Find out below who they are, when they have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness and more.
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Prednisone (latest outcomes from 149,701 users) has active ingredients of prednisone. It is often used in rheumatoid arthritis.
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness
Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness (latest reports from 1,325,004 patients) has been reported by people with multiple sclerosis, high blood pressure, high blood cholesterol, osteoporosis, pain.
On Apr, 10, 2014: 146,568 people reported to have side effects when taking Prednisone. Among them, 8,356 people (5.70%) have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness. They amount to 0.63% of all the 1,322,819 people who have Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness on eHealthMe.
Time on Prednisone when people have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness * :
|< 1 month||1 - 6 months||6 - 12 months||1 - 2 years||2 - 5 years||5 - 10 years||10+ years |
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||47.98%||27.26%||10.36%||4.99%||6.14%||1.73%||1.54% |
Gender of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Prednisone * :
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||61.26%||38.74% |
Age of people who have Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Prednisone * :
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||0.02%||0.34%||1.46%||2.72%||7.77%||12.93%||21.72%||53.04% |
Severity of Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness when taking Prednisone ** :
|least||moderate||severe||most severe |
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||5.88%||35.29%||50.00%||8.82% |
How people recovered from Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness ** :
|while on the drug||after off the drug||not yet |
|Lack of strength, muscle weakness, weakness||0.00%||7.14%||92.86% |
Top conditions involved for these people * :
- Rheumatoid arthritis (1,196 people, 14.31%)
- Osteoporosis (698 people, 8.35%)
- Pain (674 people, 8.07%)
- Multiple myeloma (469 people, 5.61%)
- Hypertension (461 people, 5.52%)
Top co-used drugs for these people * :
- Prednisone tab (2,344 people, 28.05%)
- Aspirin (1,703 people, 20.38%)
- Folic acid (1,297 people, 15.52%)
- Methotrexate (1,247 people, 14.92%)
- Lasix (1,085 people, 12.98%)
* Approximation only. Some reports may have incomplete information.
** Reports from social media are used.
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On eHealthMe, Prednisone (prednisone) is often used for rheumatoid arthritis. Find out below the conditions Prednisone is used for, how effective it is, and any alternative drugs that you can use to treat those same conditions.
What is Prednisone used for and how effective is it:
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Could it be a symptom from a condition:
- Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness in Rheumatoid Arthritis (4,877 reports)
- Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness in Asthma (1,414 reports)
- Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus (146 reports)
- Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness in Polymyalgia Rheumatica (88 reports)
- Lack Of Strength, Muscle Weakness, Weakness in Inflammation (133 reports)
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From this study (2 months ago):
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.
From this study (4 months ago):
Healed joint and soft tissue injuries (PID) return with increased pain and swelling. Pressure changes with position. Frequency and intensity of migraines increased with pressure symptoms. Genetic connective tissue disorder - Ehler Danlos Syndrome. Cardiac arrhythmia. History of rheumatic fever, pneumothorax, whooping cough, and severe allergic reactions.
From this study (12 months ago):
physician things delusions/hallucinations are due to arterial temporitis flareup and has increased prednisone from 10mg to 40mg. Now she won't sleep, and had much trouble before that as it is. Sometimes she is lucid, other times delusional (calling for people who aren't there). Husband passed away in April. Recovering from a UTI but underlying symptoms still there. Dr. also increased seroquel from 25 to 50mg. at bedtime. She wakes up two times at night wanting to get out of bed.
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