I was wondering if most people here on long term Pred took the coated (red) or non-coated (white) ones and if they thought there was a difference, particularly in terms of side-effects?
Previously I've tended to have them prescribed by or followed up by my GP so had red ones (or a mix of these and white) but this time consultant/hospital have prescribed directly so I've had all white ones. The side-effects *appear* (I'm very cautious about this, because there's a lot else going on so I can't solely blame the Pred) to be much worse and I'm taking medications to counteract these and my GP is still considering further medications. Today she suggested that I would probably benefit from a stomach protecting drug. I'm so fed-up with how I'm feeling and I'm fed-up with having to take medications only because I'm getting side-effects from other meds.
So it occurred to me, could I avoid stomach issues if I took the red ones (I already follow the advice of taking them following food) instead of the white ones?
If I do need the stomach protector drugs what exactly are these (i.e. what do they do - or rather what is happening inside me right now that shouldn't be! :s)?