If this was previously posted/discussed, my apologies. I did search but saw nothing obviously related... Has anyone spoken to their Rheumy/GP about this?
"Anti-inflammatories may aggravate Covid-19, Fran... - PMRGCAuk
No it hasn’t - but link doesn't work - says page cannot be found
The fact that steroids worsened the condition of lungs in China has been discussed a couple of times. It was tried early on but like you say aggravated the condition of the lungs and general health.
Someone mentioned this on another thread, but only as what was said by a doctor in a program, didn't reference the source.
I linked the above a bit ago... All the days have blurred!
I think this is what Lynndeb was talking about on the other thread....
They found in China that steroids wouldn't help but... We are in a different position I think. Some difficult decision will be made. I think (italics) actemra was more successful but I am sure it's gone one way or the other by now. I think Roche was going to shop loads in but could be another company. Like I say it's a bit blurry now. Looking forward to one post a day so at least we can find previous discussions.
Yes, this is the one, sorry, I should have included a link.
Thank you I have been looking for this information about prednisolone.
Well you can't just stop pred so the rule will be to avoid getting it!
It is a problem for France because it is possible to buy pred OTC and people use it a bit like ibuprofen.
Oh really? That seems potentially rather dangerous? I’m sometimes amazed at what you can get OTC in other countries compared to the UK. Mind you I remember when ibuprofen became available otc and not just prescription only.
And cocodamol. When nurofen plus came out it was half pink abd half white. The had to adjust it as the white was the codeine and people were surfing chemist's and just buyin them up. That was the story in Sheffield anyway. Might be yet another urban myth. One women waztaking 65 nurofen plus tablets a day. Had a stomach bleed and surgery but still took loads and probably had more bleeds.
Not always easy to find that new thread.
I know you posted this when it was still the 16th in the UK!
And it's always been paracetamol that my dr and family have used for any fever/cold. In two previous doses of flu the only thinh that made any difference to sore throat and high fever was paracetamol.
The doctor on This Morning Britain just now said there wasn’t any proof of this.
I’ll be anxious to hear what your doctor says about this!