Avatar universal

Should I take the prescribed prednisone or no?

Little background information.. I have been suffering from my second concussion in four years for about 4 months now. About a month into the concussion I was prescribed prednisone to help alleviate inflammation around my brain and hopefully make my headaches better. I have been suffering from severe migraines since the first concussion and were definitely made a lot worse after this second one. I am still being treated for this concussion from a concussion specialist and vestibular therapist and my symptoms of head pressure are still very persistent. Last week I had developed an upper respiratory infection and was given the antibiotic Ceftin and had an allergic reaction to it just today. I had gone to my local urgent care who prescribed me the original antibiotic and they intern to me to stop taking and prescribed me a 20mg twice a day for five days prednisone. I am very worried about taking it considering I do still have a concussion and have recently read that 18% of people with concussions or TBI's that are prescribed steroids end up dying from them? So this leads me to a few questions..Is this true and if so why would my concussion doctor prescribe these to me to begin with? and should I take this new prescription of prednisone for the viral infection?
0 Responses

You are reading content posted in the Brain Health Community

Popular Resources
14 super-healthy foods that are worth the hype
Small changes make a big impact with these easy ways to cut hundreds of calories a day.
Forget the fountain of youth – try flossing instead! Here are 11 surprising ways to live longer.
From STD tests to mammograms, find out which screening tests you need - and when to get them.
Tips and moves to ease backaches
Here are 12 simple – and fun! – ways to boost your brainpower.