Dr. Jadwiga Alexiewicz involved in the event that caused my mouth distorted
When Dr. Alexiewicz discharged me from Sharp Memorial Hospital in March 2006, she wanted to prescribe me Prednisone again. I refused her offer.
[I had been taken Prednisone from 10/1998 to 2/2002 after I had a living related donor kidney transplant (Prednisone is used with other drugs to prevent rejection of transplanted organs) ; I stopped to take Prednisone when I had my kidney transplant rejection in Feb 2002; Dr. Alexiewicz wanted me to take Prednisone again in March 2006. For what?]
Precautions concerning Prednisone (http://arthritis-symptom.com/arthritis-drugs/prednisone.htm)
tell your doctor and pharmacist if you are allergic to prednisone, aspirin, tartrazine (a yellow dye in some processed foods and drugs), or any other drugs.
tell your doctor and pharmacist what prescription and nonprescription medications you are taking, especially anticoagulants ('blood thinners') such as warfarin (Coumadin), arthritis medications, aspirin, cyclosporine (Neoral, Sandimmune), digoxin (Lanoxin), diuretics ('water pills'), estrogen (Premarin), ketoconazole (Nizoral), oral contraceptives, phenobarbital, phenytoin (Dilantin), rifampin (Rifadin), theophylline (Theo-Dur), and vitamins.
if you have a fungal infection (other than on your skin), do not take prednisone without talking to your doctor.
tell your doctor if you have or have ever had liver, kidney, intestinal, or heart disease; diabetes; an underactive thyroid gland; high blood pressure; mental illness; myasthenia gravis; osteoporosis; herpes eye infection; seizures; tuberculosis (TB); or ulcers.
tell your doctor if you are pregnant, plan to become pregnant, or are breast-feeding. If you become pregnant while taking prednisone, call your doctor.
if you are having surgery, including dental surgery, tell the doctor or dentist that you are taking prednisone.
if you have a history of ulcers or take large doses of aspirin or other arthritis medication, limit your consumption of alcoholic beverages while taking this drug. Prednisone makes your stomach and intestines more susceptible to the irritating effects of alcohol, aspirin, and certain arthritis medications. This effect increases your risk of ulcers.
Side effects of Prednisone
Although side effects from prednisone are not common, they can occur. Tell your doctor if any of these symptoms are severe or do not go away:
increased hair growth
irregular or absent menstrual periods
If you experience any of the following symptoms, call your doctor immediately:
swollen face, lower legs, or ankles
cold or infection that lasts a long time
black or tarry stool
Adverse effects of prednisone?
Adverse effects do not occur in all patients and are usually related to the amount and length of time prednisone is used. Potential adverse effects will be monitored by your physician and include:
Insomnia and mood changes. Euphoria or depression may occur. The cause is uncertain. It is best to take prednisone it in the morning to reduce the chances of insomnia at night.
Increased appetite and weight gain. Prednisone increases the appetite. Follow a diet to maintain your weight. Develop an eating schedule and stick to it. If you eat when you feel hungry, you will be eating all the time.
Susceptibility to infections. Prednisone slightly decreases resistance to infection. Avoid individuals with infectious illnesses if possible. Notify your physician if you develop persistent signs of an infection.
Stomach upset (indigestion, stomach burning) or ulcer. Prednisone may cause gastrointestinal irritation. Take prednisone with meals, milk or antacids. Do not take it on an empty stomach.
Fluid retention. Prednisone can cause fluid retention. Your physician will monitor this process. Fluid retention can be caused by sodium retention and potassium depletion through frequent urination. A salt-restricted/potassium-rich diet may help reduce fluid retention.
Hypertension. Prednisone may cause a rise in blood pressure. Your physician can treat this, if necessary.
Hyperglycemia or diabetes (elevated blood sugar). Prednisone may increase the amount of sugar (glucose) in your blood. With periodic blood work, your physician can monitor this.
If prednisone is stopped too quickly, serious adverse effects can occur.
How did Dr. Alexiewicz involve in Sharp Psychological Torture on me at Sharp Memorial Hospital in March 2006? (cont.)