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13 Jul 2010

prednisone symptoms
I have been on prednisone for a week due to cellulitis. 2 tabs a day, I assume 5mg each. Week two I started taking 1 a day. It is now 5 days I have been on 1 a day.
I am experiencing severe fatique and nausea since just before I started on 1 a day. Is this normal? The dosage was so small for such a short time and I am tapering gradually.
What can it be?
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01 Jan 0001

Hallo Sandra
I don't think it is due to the prednisone, you may have another underlying cause - irritation of the stomach lining by the cortisone, a viral infection, or a urinary tract infection.
Dr Bets
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