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Question about prednisone

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Hey all! 

Its my second day on the prednisone steroid prescribed by my doc. I’m asking anyone with experience taking the prednisone. Is it supposed to break the cycle completely until the next one? Or is it just supposed to give me a few pain free days? Seems to be helping I still have some mild pain behind my eye. 

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Would it be safe to take verapamill and the d3 regimen at the same time? I have one week left of the loading dose and then I will be on the matinence dose. I don’t want to inquire about verapamill unless it’s safe to take both. 

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Prednisone is ok with verapamil and D3.  Prednisone is a potent antiinflammatory.  Depending on the dose regimen you are on it most likely not stop a cycle but it likely will give short term relief while preventive meds start to work.  The D3 regimen is intended to reduce inflammation and will be better tolerated and safer than long term steroid use.  

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3 hours ago, kat_92 said:

Would it be safe to take verapamill and the d3 regimen at the same time?

Yes, but I believe Batch still recommends (he used to recommend it) that you take the calcium supplement at least 8 hours apart from the verapamil, because verapamil is a calcium channel blocker.

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I take both Verapamil and the d3 regimen.  Verapamil around 6am and d3 between 12 and 1pm. I took prednisone about 3 or 4 years ago and just got my brand new hip! The only thing that the doc could think to pin the hip replacement on was the prednisone.  I'm 43 years old.  Be careful with that stuff. Dont over do it. It will keep most of the clusters away only when your taking it.  Stop taking it and the clusters return.  Just my experience. 

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