It is highly likely that anyone that has been diagnosed with an autoimmune disease is familiar with Prednisone. Some hate it and some welcome it happily. I am in between. Here’s why:
- Prednisone causes weight gain and swelling…yuck!
- Prednisone is an immunosuppressant drug and has been successful in helping tame my inflammation…yay!
- Prednisone has a list of side effects a mile long…another yuck!
- Prednisone helped save me…a very big yay!
Sure I could list the side effects of this little pill and what it has done to me, negatives and positives, but I am deciding to be thankful for such medications today. I have now tapered off Prednisone and have not needed to be put back on (knock on wood). In total I was on it for a year and a half and am grateful to no longer be taking it daily.