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"Prednisone is a potent corticosteroid medication that is prescribed to treat numerous medical conditions including (but not limited to): adrenal insufficiency, cancer, hives, leukemia, lupus, lymphoma, rheumatoid arthritis, tumors and a variety of rare autoimmune disorders. The drug works primarily by mimicking the biological effect of cortisol, a hormone naturally produced within the human body by the adrenal glands. When ingested regularly at therapeutic doses, prednisone can help manage symptoms of debilitating medical conditions.
Although some individuals need to take prednisone for the rest of their lives, most prednisone users will take the drug for a set duration, and then discontinue treatment. Unfortunately, when prednisone is discontinued, most users will experience withdrawal symptoms. For many people, the withdrawal symptoms that emerge after prednisone treatment is over are extremely debilitating."
And the article discusses these effects - knowing they may happen may save a lot of worry and allow you to plan for it.
(By the way - this wasn't my find, it was someone else and another person asked for it to be pinned. I just did what I'm here for - to help with that sort of thing and am ashamed to say I can't remember who mentioned it in a reply! Now I know: credit goes to Susiquew!!!!!)
PLEASE NOTE: This is purely as a summary of possible effects and is NOT in any way approving or supporting any links to products claiming to be of benefit. Just because it doesn't have links to references doesn't make it bad information.