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Prednisolone the devil incarnate?

skischool
skischool
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Prednisolone is oft mentioned on this site of dodgy lungs,fortunately without the inflammation of some of my fellow sufferers,i don't have to consume this medicine other than when suffering an exacerbation and fully appreciate it is a double edged sword,on the one hand giving anti inflammatory benefits whilst on the other hand gifting you all with very unpleasant and life changing side effects.

So i apologise to all you long term sufferers but on seeing this picture i immediately thought of you.and at least you can have a chuckle in the fracture clinic.

Love to all Ski's and Scruff's xxx

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Yatzy

Yes, prednisolone IS the devil incarnate....but how do we continue to live without it??

Hoping you’re well, Skis, and Scruffs too. Hope she’s not the subject of this photo!! 💕 Penny xx

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skischool
skischool
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Me and Scruff's are fine thank you Penny as is the over indulging Groundhog? in the photo.it must have been taking steroids, :) xx

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Caspiana

The devil's tic-tacs I call them! ! Awful stuff! 😃

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skischool
skischool
in reply to Caspiana

A very apt and devilishly clever description dear Cas. :) xxx

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sassy59

On behalf of Pete.....completely right skis but no alternative.

Take care and much love to both. Xxx 🤞🏼💖😘

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skischool
skischool
in reply to sassy59

On behalf of Scruffy may i wish you and Pete a much better weekend and a home coming very soon i hope dear Carole. :) xxx

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to skischool

Thank you skis and scruffy, Pete is making progress at last. Xxx 💖😘💖😘

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Sparkimoore
Sparkimoore
in reply to sassy59

Such good news to hear Pete is making good progress.

Hugs!

Rose

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Hacienda

Verdad Carino, So True. xxx

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skischool
skischool
in reply to Hacienda

I don't think you will have them on your Christmas bucket list dear Carino. :) xxx

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Hacienda
Hacienda
in reply to skischool

Que! Preds? No, Just had a Course. No More for awhile thank you. But , I would easily have That little chubby cheeked Hamster. Hmmmm, Reminds me of Someone !!! Besos Carino. xxxxx

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Don-1931

Midge is on prednisolone

To keep her complaint at bay.

She says she's going to nip your arse

Because of what you say!

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skischool
skischool
in reply to Don-1931

Scruffs is not one for taking pills

Regardless of whatever ills

She much prefers a tin of Tuna

It makes her so much better sooner. :) xxx

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Don-1931
Don-1931
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Scuffs is such a lucky cat

She doesn't need pills that would make her fat.

Replacing Midge's pills with Tuna

Would make her kick the bucket sooner. ☹xx

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skischool
skischool
in reply to Don-1931

You are a star Master Po and grasshopper is suitably impressed by his masters skills. :) xx

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Hacienda
Hacienda
in reply to skischool

You two are like a Tennis match...Love Love Love, Game Set & Matched. XXXXX

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to Don-1931

🤭😲🥴😘😘😘😘😘

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to skischool

👍😂🤣🤗

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sassy59
sassy59
in reply to Don-1931

😂😀🥰

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O2Trees

Love-hate relationship Skis. That's not Scruffs is it? Have you been spiking her catfood?

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skischool
skischool
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Jean my love.ti's the folly of over feeding Squirrels in my garden.a sort of groundhog day evolved. :) xxx

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O2Trees
O2Trees
in reply to skischool

Hah "fat cheeks" like hamsters. I used to call a woman Fat Cheeks who was with Rita during a brief period of negotiated non-monogamy (well it was the 80s). It made me feel better when I felt jealous. :D

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skischool
skischool
in reply to O2Trees

What a wonderful description "negotiated non-monogamy" :) you must copyright that jean it will make you your fortune, xx

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O2Trees
O2Trees
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Hmmm, we both found it impossible and returned fairly rapidly to monogamy, so 30 years later, here we still are. Rita left her Yorkshire mining village back in the day to get away from the green spat out gunk on the pavements and ended up down south with me. Lucky I didnt have copd when we met :)

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skischool
skischool
in reply to O2Trees

She must like you very much to leave 'Gods own country' and may you enjoy many more years together. :) xxx

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O2Trees
O2Trees
in reply to skischool

Thank you my dear :) :) Love from both of us

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Yatzy
Yatzy
in reply to skischool

It’s amazing where a photo of a squirrel (now recognised!) will get you!! Happy times, Jean and Rita 💕 xx

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O2Trees
O2Trees
in reply to Yatzy

:D :D Many thanks Penny :) xx

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shadow4me

Think your self lucky to many of us steroids are the only way of getting g any quality of life ?

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skischool
skischool
in reply to shadow4me

I don't think lucky will ever be my middle name and unfortunately my quality of life can not be improved by the magic pills but i do have sympathy for those who have to take them on a long term basis.

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HungryHufflepuff

I was going to say they maybe should have inserted a squirrel on steroids into your lungs to act as a kind of bellows instead of the valves, but I thought that might come across as rude and insensitive, so I thought I’d better not say that. 🐿

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Don-1931

It’s good Job that you didn’t then In’it? 🤭

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HungryHufflepuff

Exactly. I wouldn’t want to offend 🤫

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O2Trees

Nah! Dont hold back HH! Skis can take it :D

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skischool

Not at all rude or insensitive HH.i will enquire of my consultant next week if i may have tree rats inserted in the other lung and use your logic as to the merit of this new procedure, :) xx

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HungryHufflepuff

Good plan. Should I apply for a patent? Credit where credit’s due and all that.

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skischool

They will only pay you in peanuts and you may have to bury your secret device to keep it secure from other would be entrepreneurs. :) xx

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HungryHufflepuff

Maybe I’ll just feed the peanuts to the squirrel because my teeth are all crumbling away and I can’t eat nuts anymore. Ooh maybe I could develop a dental squirrel too, insert squirrels into the mouth and let them do the chewing.

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SquirrelsHolt

Hi there dear HH I'm noticing that "squirrel s" are coming into your conversations and I've got to say,I'm rather alarmed!(lol). Yes I'm on the devil pills,but the thought of being inserted in our friend skischool 's lungs doesn't sound very appealing for either parties. Then you say for dental reasons, a dental squirrel could be also inserted,so as to do the chewing! My squirrel friends are all throwing their collected winter nuts over the fences in total dismay!!! Take care when walking by any fencing of hedging for flying objects!!!!

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HungryHufflepuff

I hadn’t actually considered inserting your good self into the mouth of Skis or indeed Scruffs. But now that you mention it ... I am joking of course, I will limit my animal exploitation to your fluffy cousins 🌰🐿

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SquirrelsHolt

xxx

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Yatzy
Yatzy
in reply to SquirrelsHolt

Ha! The squirrels round here are burying nuts busily in our small lawn....presume they’ll be back to retrieve later. What a mess! Maybe I’ll start feeding them, like Skis?? Or maybe HH can find another use for them?!

Where are we going with this conversation?? Skis mentioned tree rats...ugh!!....my brother-in-law calls the lovely creatures that! Reminds me of I’m a celebrity....I have to catch up occasionally so that I can understand the chat amongst the younger members of the family...😂🤣

Sunny here.....have a good Sunday, my friends ☀️ Penny x

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SquirrelsHolt

In reply to your post which expressed concern for those of us who are unfortunate enough to have to rely on these "devil pills" - you are no doubt thanking your lucky stars that only when suffering from an exacerbation,will you need to use such black magic!!

They are,as you rightly said,"a double edged sword"....not so much as no pain,no gain but more "im in pain so no I've no choice but to take them again,lol!!

Hope you are doing well with your new "bling".... its certainly not had a detrimental effect on your wonderful sense of humour.

Best regards. x

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skischool

Squirrels,thankfully my sense of humour needs no medication,i wish i could say that the new 'bling' has changed my life but no magic results as yet but thank you for enquiring. i hope you at least enjoy a revitalised appetite and the occasional vivid dream on those magic pills.:) xx

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SquirrelsHolt

Oh my! I really had everything crossed that you'd come back and say.... "Yes,its bling king brilliant" but in the real world all we can do is have hope,isn't it? Who knows,once the cold weather has gone and you are a few more weeks down the line,that you will notice some improvement. I'm not too up-to-date with the %'s on patients undergoing RVLS(may have that the wrong way around),noticing any improvement within say 3/4 months? I for one take little notice of these so called %'s after all we are all so individual on how our bodies respond to things. However,it is a tad disappointing for you,but as I say,it could all change for the better....give it time my friend.

With kind regards.

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Rangitoto

I have had IPF for several years and would like to know what the benefit of a steroid like Prendisone is. I,am aware is has the potential to cause unpleasant side effects. My specialist has talked about me going on it but so far I have resisted. Does the benefit outway the downside??

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Don-1931

Well you would go for the 18carat ones instead of stainless steel. 🙄

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Hacienda

Love all these Comments Carino, so many Twists & Turns from our Wonderful Comrades. Hace un Buen Dia, este Domingo con Scruffita. Besos. xxxxx

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helenlw7

Love it! I’m one of those unfortunate people who’ve suffered at the hand of Prednisolone, but on the plus side I can breathe and it helps reduce the pain in my joints. Unfortunately I’m destined to take Prednisolone for life because my adrenal gland has stopped working due to long term use of pred. Looking back over the past fourteen years I would probably still have taken them because they have improved my life tremendously!

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Sparkimoore

Ha ha ha!! I wish I could print out that pic!! That’s me to a T!!

Devils little TicTacs they are called..

GODS LITTLE LIFE SAVERS FOR ME!!

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