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susie10
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New to this and terrified. ???Dr. had me on this all week. Feels awful and crazy stuff is happening with burning and tingling.

would rather eat lobster than look like one. What will happen?

Share experiences please.

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Prednisone shuts down your immune system and allows the infection to take over.

Unless you were going to die without the prednisone, I personally wouldn't take it. But I'm not suggesting what you should do.

What kind of a doctor do you have? Why does he think you need prednisone?

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I would not take them unless my very life was in danger.


moving to Medical Questions

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Opinions, not medical advice!

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Prednisone is an immune suppressing medication, a steroid. From Burrascano, page 12:

"More evidence has accumulated indicating the severe detrimental effects of the concurrent use of immunosuppressants including steroids in the patient with active B. burgdorferi infection. Never give steroids or any other immunosuppressant to any patient who may even remotely be suffering from Lyme, or serious, permanent damage may result, especially if given for anything greater than a short course. If immunosuppressive therapy is absolutely necessary, then potent antibiotic treatment should begin at least 48 hours prior to the immunosuppressants."

http://www.ilads.org/lyme_disease/B_guidelines_12_17_08.pdf

This is why a person should not take prednisone if they may have lyme disease.

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Thanks so much everyone. Done with them today and decided they are not for me. Exhausted..not sleeping and body just aches. Weaned off and done. Hopefully will rest soon.
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