Prednisone an corticosteroids are used all of the time in treating inflammation. If your normal NSAID’s don’t work, most doctors won’t hesitate to prescribe Prednisone. ( other names for this type of corticosteroid include: medrol, dexamethasone, deltasone, orasone, liquid pred, and many more.)
The good and the bad is that there are many side effects associated with prednisone such as bone loss, weight gain, moodiness, agitation, irritability and many more. Lucklily it has been around for many years and is very well studied and documented. There is very little the medical comunity doesn’t know about prednisone.
I have personally been on and off of prednisone for years and get corticosteroid injections on a regular basis. When I ask doctors about side effects they usually give me the same old spiel…avoid salt, take calcium, get a lot of sleep etc… You know the drill! At my last visit my doctor recommended that i look into a supplement called Prednivite which is made specifically to reduce the negative side effects of prednisone.
I immediately purchased a few bottles and within a few weeks starting seeing results. If you are taking prednisone or just want a high quality supplement with nutrients that you need anyway, it may be worth a try.