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7+ Prednisone Warnings He Should Have Received

7+ Prednisone Warnings He Should Have Received

Since prednisone is such a toxic drug, doctors and pharmacists should warn us about the side effects. Find out about Aaron, a Prednisone Warrior, who received NO prednisone warnings. Discover what he wished he’d known about prednisone. This article is part of a series of stories of Prednisone Warriors sharing their experience with prednisone side effects.

No Prednisone Warnings

BY: Aaron


I found your website by chance. A couple of years ago I had a stress test to check my heart due to a passing-out episode. I was told the test result was great: I was A-OK, perfect health.

Fast forward to a few months ago when a physician’s assistant from the Philippines prescribed Prednisone in order to clear out my sinuses. No one, not her nor the pharmacist, warned me about side effects.

Prednisone and High Blood Pressure

Then I learned the hard way: On Prednisone, I had very high blood pressure (150/100), constant tachycardia around 100 bpm, and a feeling like I was dying.

So I was told to decrease the dosage to 0 pills (from 2 to 1 to 0 each day).

For months I still felt the effects until finally, I wore a zio-patch to measure my heart activity and learn from it that I had developed some damage resulting in too many PVCs.

So I went from healthy to damaged because of one medication, ignorantly prescribed like candy.

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Irreversible Prednisone Side Effects to Heart

That last sentence from Aaron sums up how too many Prednisone Warriors feel. Prednisone is prescribed like candy and can cause irreparable harm.

While most side effects to prednisone go away after stopping prednisone, several do not.

Heart damage from prednisone is one of the unfortunately irreversible side effects. When he describes PVCs, he’s referring to premature ventricular contractions, which is a type of heart rhythm problem where it’s not beating properly.

Aaron’s story is not uncommon. A lot of people who are prescribed prednisone are unaware of the horrible side effects that prednisone has. Even many of the professionals don’t even know that prednisone will make their patient’s experience terrible.

Many Prednisone Warriors would rather not take prednisone. The reason is we feel miserable while on it. But prednisone is also needed so we can survive the illness that the doctor prescribed it for.

STOP! Before You Take Prednisone, Watch This! (Prednisone Warnings)

When you are prescribed a new medication always think: do the benefits outweigh the risk? Prednisone may be necessary for you to live and sometimes it’s better to ask if there are any alternative drugs that can help you with your condition.

I discovered there are at least 7 prednisone warnings everyone needs to know but often don’t receive. Check out this video, below, that outlines the top 5 of the 7 Prednisone Warnings.

To find out all 7 Prednisone Warnings, simply fill out this form and I will email them directly to you!

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Dr. Megan Milne, PharmD, BCACP

Dr. Megan Milne, PharmD, BCACP, is an award-winning clinical pharmacist board certified in the types of conditions people take prednisone for. Dr. Megan had to take prednisone herself for an autoimmune condition so understands what it feels like to suffer prednisone side effects and made it her mission to counteract them as the Prednisone Pharmacist.

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