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  • Prednisone

    Hello everyone, it's been a long time since I've posted. I'm posting today because I've been really sick with a cold & allergies and yesturday they agreed after three wks (my PCP & the triage nurse) that I was about to go over the egde with my bronchial problems.

    They put me on an antibiotic and Prednisone which is a corsteroi. (sp?, I haven't slept well and am not thinking to clearly) I asked my PCP if the steroid was ok with my significant HOCM. He said yes that it would help my heart not work so hard because I was reducing the swelling in the bronchia.

    Anyone ever been down this road?

    Thank you in advance.


  • #2
    Re: Prednisone

    I heard it was ok, but just keep an eye on your blood pressure and GOOD LUCK

    Diagnosed 2003
    Myectomy 2-23-2004
    Husband: Ken
    Son: John diagnosed 2004
    Daughter: Janet (free of HCM)

    Grandchildren: Drew 15,Aaron 13,Karen 9,Connor 9


    • #3
      Re: Prednisone

      I have been on prednisone and other steroids many times. No problem with regard to the heart. It will help reduce the swelling in your nose and chest. It might hype you up a bit though. After this is under control you might want to think about a steroid nose spray instead of oral pills. There is much less in your bloodstream that way.
      Daughter of Father with HCM
      Diagnosed with HCM 1999.
      Full term pregnancy - Son born 11/01
      ICD implanted 2/03; generator replaced 2/2005 and 2/2012
      Myectomy 8/11/06 - Joe Dearani - Mayo Clinic.


      • #4
        Re: Prednisone

        Thanks everyone for you input. Hopefully tomorrow health will have returned. Thanks.



        • #5
          Re: Prednisone

          Prednisone can be a bit harsh on the system but will be fine for your heart. You may have a hard time sleeping and be a bit edgy for a few days but that should pass in 3-5 days.

          I hope you are feeling well soon.

          Knowledge is power ... Stay informed!
          YOU can make a difference - all you have to do is try!

          Dx age 12 current age 46 and counting!
          lost: 5 family members to HCM (SCD, Stroke, CHF)
          Others diagnosed living with HCM (or gene +) include - daughter, niece, nephew, cousin, sister and many many friends!
          Therapy - ICD (implanted 97, 01, 04 and 11, medication
          Currently not obstructed
          Complications - unnecessary pacemaker and stroke (unrelated to each other)