Prednisone

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Reply Posted on: Aug 23, 2012 at 8:06am
Dr. Braverman,

Could the anxiety/jumpiness/fight-or-flight feelings often caused by Prendisone hinder or prevent implantation?

Those of us with repeated IVF failures & RPL are always being told about the importance of staying calm and stress-free in the days following transfer...but as routinely as Prednisone is prescribed, I know many of the ladies always feel on edge when taking it.

I know Pred can increase cortisol levels, and I believe I once read that increased cortisol can be linked to very early miscarriage.

Dr. Braverman

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RE: Prednisone Posted on: Aug 23, 2012 at 8:45am
Please remember what I always stress (excsuse the pun here) on this site. Medications must only be used when NEEDED . If the immune system is activated as indicated by the PROPER testing you will only benefit by anti inflammatories such as prednisone , which in those cases does work well. I do see too often however problems cuased when patients are medicated for the wrong reasons and then yes the treatmens become the problems.
Dr. Jeffrey Braverman MD FACOG
Medical Director
Braverman Reproductive Immunology P.C.