June 4, 2023

Even though prednisone causes side effects, we can be grateful for how miraculous it is. Find out how to make the benefits outweigh the risks:

It’s thanksgiving week and i am grateful for prednisone i’m dr. megan the prednisone pharmacist and i’m coming to you today as someone who is grateful for the miracle that prednisone is i personally had to take prednisone when i was diagnosed with a bleeding disorder where my body my immune system was attacking my blood cells and making it so i could lead to death

It was worth it to take prednisone because it made it so i could live so i could be a mom so i could be a pharmacist so that i could be present with my family instead of being hospitalized it was a miracle that i didn’t have to be like the woman with the issue of blood that reached out to jesus and said save me make me whole and he did he cured her and prizm was

There to help me i’m so grateful that it allowed me to not bleed to death and when i was first diagnosed it was worth it even though i was gaining weight i had moonface i was increasing my risk for osteoporosis even though i had terrible insomnia and it made me so cranky it was worth it because i was alive and i wasn’t bleeding to death however i wasn’t just on

It for the two weeks that i thought i was going to be on it ad they would increase my dose and then i’d have to tape her and when i tape her then my platelets would drop and it would i’d have to start over again and go back up over and over and over and over again and i couldn’t get off the prednisone because my body would remember to attack itself again with

This autoimmune condition and it was terrible and so over time i had to go at a higher and higher dose and it still wouldn’t work it wasn’t worth it anymore because it wasn’t doing the job i needed it to at first it was but as time went on it was no longer giving me the benefit that i needed it was no longer worth it because the side effects were so terrible and

It wasn’t giving me a benefit so if you imagine that there’s a scale and we have something heavy and on each side making it balance we have the benefits so at the beginning of me taking prednisone the benefits were amazing and the risks weren’t as bad and so the benefits outweighed the risks but then as time went on the benefits were no longer there i didn’t have

Benefits and the risks were awful and so the scale was tilting and it was no longer worth it for me to be taking the prednisone but what if you’re here –is– and it’s worth it to take it but you wish that the scale was a little bit in favor of benefits right that is why i created a new tonight zone that’s the exact reason that it exists because we know there’s a

Benefit we know there are risks so what can we do to improve this side of the balance if we can give back the nutrients the prednisone is stealing like calcium and vitamin d then it makes this one a little less bad it makes it so that there is a benefit to the prednisone and it it lifts this side by giving back the nutrients that we need by giving back the calcium

And the vitamin d and the chromium crossing the vitamin d are vital for bone health chromium is vital for proper blood sugar support if we don’t have enough chromium then our blood sugars can go like this and it can make it terrible so that we the blood sugar blood sugars can lead to weight gain and diabetes and all sorts of things so we want to get stable blood

Sugars and strong bones that prednisone is interfering with both of those things and that’s why i’m i created nutri nasone it has all ten nutrients that prednisone steals it gives them back to make the balance more in your favor so that you feel better while you’re on prednisone i’ve had people reach out and tell me i can’t believe how well is helping me it’s

Made a huge difference for the better and i know it can make a difference for you too signing off as dr. megan your prednisone pharmacist

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Why Iā€™m Grateful for Prednisone – Happy Thanksgiving! By Dr. Megan – Prednisone Pharmacist