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11 Mar 2003

long term effects of cortisone (Prednisone)
Dear Dr. I suffer from M.E. and Fibromyalga. Due to severe body and joint aches, my G.P. put me on Prednisone. I have been on it for a few years. I take 5mg. per day. I know that cortisone is not good over long periods of time. However, due to the relief that I get from my symptoms and the low dose is it advisable to continue?
many thanks
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01 Jan 0001

Mallyblue, if you haven’t suffered side effects by now, it’s unlikely that you will. FMS is a difficult disorder to treat and if the low dose cortisone helps, I think the best would be to continue in spite of the potential side effects. Good luck.
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