Is Prednisone supposed to be some kind of miracle drug ? It seems that it prescribed for practically everything .
It helps reduce inflammation. For myself I go on and off it due to lung issues. It is a steroid so it helps to stimulate I guess would be the word for to make my lungs work for a short time til they can do it on their own; After the last episode which was last month I was on large doses of it for a while and I will never take it again. It is a good drug for it's use but for me the side effects far outway the good for now. I was on it for 3 years in the begining from 2003-2006 and gained a 100 lbs. I didn't even do that when I quit smoking.. For me it will only help me for short periods of time not for long term. Right now I am just about living life cause mine will end sooner than I want it to.
I had been on methylprednisolone dose pack had the worst heartburn will never take it again!
I have been on Prednisone for short term for Rheumatoid arthritis flares, which is very helpful, but not the Methylprednisolone.