Dee, Mary, Leigh, May God bless you all. I am 110%+ back to normal. It took about 9-10 months for my body to fully recover from this drug. I learned a lot about this medication through my experience. I can assure you all there is hope for you. Even when you are at your worst. It just takes a very long time for your body to reset after taking this med. You are all in my prayers. Bless you! If you have any questions please feel free to ask, due to my experience and knowledge gained through this time I periodically look back at this form just to pray for people going through what I went through.
Persons who are using drugs that suppress the immune system (., corticosteroids) are more susceptible to infections than healthy individuals. Chickenpox and measles , for example, can have a more serious or even fatal course in susceptible children or adults using corticosteroids. In children or adults who have not had these diseases or been properly immunized, particular care should be taken to avoid exposure. How the dose, route, and duration of corticosteroid administration affect the risk of developing a disseminated infection is not known. The contribution of the underlying disease and/or prior corticosteroid treatment to the risk is also not known. If a patient is exposed to chickenpox, prophylaxis with varicella zoster immune globulin (VZIG) may be indicated. If a patient is exposed to measles, prophylaxis with pooled intramuscular immunoglobulin ( IG ) may be indicated (see the respective package inserts for complete VZIG and IG prescribing information). If chickenpox or measles develops, treatment with antiviral agents may be considered.