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    Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone

    Posted by Nicole Parker -Boyd on 7/09/16

    On 5/12/16, Maryann DeGarmo wrote:
    > On 5/17/11, debbie okane wrote:
    >> On 3/02/11, Jose Fronda wrote:
    >>> my brother was prescribed
    prednisone from June 2003 thru
    >>> Nov 2006 for infections like
    bronchitis, pneumonia, COPD,
    >>> asthma. He'd developed various
    harmful effects : fluid
    >>> retention, increased blood sugar
    leading to diabetes
    >>> (family have no diabetes history),
    increased succeptibility
    >>> to infections, easy bruising,
    thinning of skin, imcreased
    >>> blood pressure, ulcers and
    bleeding, glaucoma and cataract,
    >>> osteoporosis, insomnia and
    depressed, psychogenic, adrenal
    >>> suppression, blood chemistry
    problems.
    >>
    >> On 5/17/11
    >> I was put on prednisone for back
    pain developed hyperglycaemia,
    critical
    > blood
    >> sugars in ER
    >> Now off work vision decreased,
    visual disturbances, extreme fatigue
    >> Been told prednisone could have
    caused me to be diabetic, have had
    lots of
    >> tests, more medical visits with
    specialists
    >> Bloodwork is all normal, can't find
    any cause for diabetes, 42, 120lbs,
    healthy,
    >> no hx diabetes
    >> I'm furious, took a drug and now
    have severe medical problem
    >> Prednisone states possible diabetes
    with long term use +6weeks, has anyone
    >> else experienced this and if so
    what can be done.
    > Maryann DeGarmo I was a full time
    nanny and after being on prednisone
    for a
    > year I started limping and my dr
    ordered X-rays and finally am MRI
    after I went
    > to stand up and couldn't sit or
    stand. The MRI revealed a fatty tissue
    growth that
    > had grown on my sacral area and
    exploded and squashed all my nerves.
    My
    > surgeon had to open me up and get
    all that growth removed and free my
    nerves
    > .she said it was caused from the
    prednisone and get off it immediately.
    However
    > it gave me a fractured hip.
    Tailbone, and my sacrel area of my
    lower back. I was
    > told not to lift over 3 pounds. I
    can't sit very long and I can't be on
    my feet very
    > long. I have had to be on pain meds
    ever since. I can't work and I am
    > I'm able to pick up and hold my
    first grandbaby who just turned one .
    I can't get
    > down on the floor to play with her.
    My doctor told me I can't work as a
    nanny
    > anyymore ever. I am in constant pain
    my bones are destroyed I have
    > osteoporosis. A doctor put me on
    prednisone to heal aspergillos fungus
    . She
    > never told me about how it caused
    osteoporosis . Funny how after a year
    and I
    > started limping she says oh we
    should get a bone density test because
    this
    > prednisone weakens the bones. Too
    late now I find her at fault since she
    knew
    > that for not bringing it up in the
    beginning and checking my bones sooner
    and
    > not telling me about taking calcium
    and Vitamin d to protect my bones. I
    feel she
    > knew it could harm me and didn't
    tell me until it was too late. I think
    she knew it
    > was dangerous and I could have been
    taken off it sooner. All she said
    after the
    > fact was sometimes the side effects
    are worse than what they were
    treating. I
    > am devastated that my whole life has
    changed and I can barely walk with a
    > walker baby steps while I am in
    rehab in the pool trying so hard to
    get my nerves
    > to work and the muscles in my legs
    to work again. I don't want her to
    keep giving
    > this drug to people like it is no
    big deal that it happened to me. I
    have to live in
    > pain every day now. Shouldn't a
    doctor be held responsible for causing
    harm for
    > a prescription they gave you that
    destroyed your life and they didn't
    warn you
    > about how dangerous it was? No
    mention of it causing this growth it
    caused that
    > it could give me Cauda enquina
    syndrome. No warning from her about
    how it
    > was destroying my bones until she
    knew it had when I could hardly walk
    and
    > limping finally decides then to do a
    bone density test . How about the
    pledge of
    > do no harm to my patients? Maybe do
    a bone density test before you put me
    on
    > something that you know is
    destroying my bones? How about putting
    me on
    > vitamin d and calcium and monitoring
    my bones instead of destroying them. I
    > had 3 fractures and had never even
    fallen when I went in for surgury my
    bones
    > are worse than my 81 year old
    mother. I have never been sick or had
    a broken
    > bone in my life.i thought it was ok
    to trust my doctor I have never been
    sick
    > before. Please help me to get
    prednisone for destroying not only my
    life but not I
    > have read so many stories of all the
    lives it has destroyed I'm not the
    only one
    > by far and so it is hard for me to
    believe that they don't know how
    dangerous
    > their drug is.

    I definitely feel that the side
    effects of Prednisone was more
    detrimental to my health than
    beneficial. Now I'm dealing with
    diabetes and dependent on medicine to
    help me manage my sugar. I think that
    the manufacturers of prednisone should
    be held liable in some kind of way for
    the negative effects that results from
    taking this dangerous drug!

    Posts on this thread, including this one
  • Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 3/02/11, by Jose Fronda.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 5/17/11, by debbie okane.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 6/12/11, by Melissa Jackson.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 2/19/13, by charlita McMullen.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 10/15/15, by gregg.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 10/15/15, by gregg.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 1/10/16, by Ontaria Williams.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 3/21/16, by RJ Hegner.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 3/24/16, by Keta.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 5/12/16, by Maryann DeGarmo .
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 7/09/16, by Nicole Parker -Boyd.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 4/19/17, by Maria Alexandrou.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 9/05/17, by Grace Fahlstedt.
  • Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone, 11/06/17, by Adrian Winslow- hansen.


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