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    Re: Class action lawsuit against Prednisone

    Posted by Grace Fahlstedt on 9/05/17

    On 7/09/16, Nicole Parker -Boyd wrote:
    > 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.


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