Side effects of Prednisone My 1 year old daughter has just started taking 30mg...
Does that dose seem about right? My friend (who is a fully grown adult) was also on the same dose. My girl is a dainty little dot & only weighs around 14lb so just seems very high. She's normally such a happy little thing although has never slept well but she has just been miserable & crying xx
That's probably because it's only for 4 days. Short treatment should minimise the side effects. Tough ride for you all.
I hated prednisone when I was on it and I said never again. My entire body ached, everything I ate gave me horrible indigestion (though i was hungry all the time) and I had so much trouble sleeping.
Unfortunately that is what predisone does :(
Yes most likely the side effects. It's probably a little harder on her since she's so young. That's a high dose for such a young baby.
I've rang & left a message with the specialist nurse to call me as I've just noticed she has fresh bruising & pin prick rash. She was covered in bruises already but the pin prick rash is new xx
She probably needs a cbc done done to see if the prednisone is working. Even if it's it's a high dose for her age she might need a higher dose. My body rejected it unless I was on 60mg or higher. But maybe see when they can get her started on something else. Prednisone had horrible side effects.
I think its quite big dose for kid, I get 70mg -about 1mg per kilo of body mass for around 3 weeks, now i get 50mg for next 2 weeks
She was started on steroids as platelets still low & with her along her bruising & nosebleeds her HB which is also very low isn't picking up by since starting yesterday she's now developed the typical pin prick rash. X
What was her platelets at when she started on the steriods?
She weighs around 7kg. But she is only on it for 4 days then a blood test xxx
She was admitted with platelets of 13 HB 4.6 then her platelets went up to 21 after immunoglobulins her platelets went back to 18 & HB hasn't really moved much in the last 5 weeks despite being given iron & multi-vits xx
So if the prednisone isn't working they should be starting her on something else. Because that's just giving her those awful side effects without actually helping.
Maybe the nplate shot. Or I know they have been using something specific just for young kids. I know it has been successful for lots of kids. I can not think of the name
This is the first time we have tried steroids. Should we see an improvement rather than seem worse after only a day? Xx
Well with steriods,they usually work or they don't. And if she needs a higher dose for her platelets to increase,then the side effects will just worsen.
Face swelling,legs swellen,arms swelling,weight gain,reddened face,sometimes rashes or headaches. It's not a fun drug to be on. Plus it can causes sleepless nights or lots of energy.
And of course always listen to your doctor this is just my opinions on it after everything I've gone and been through. My doctor always told me,even a small dose of prednisone for longer periods of time even more than a few weeks is not good for you.
One year old??. Why??
Because she also has a low HB which despite being on as much iron as she can be, because of all the bruising & nosebleeds her HB isn't picking up xx