Prednisone allergy?

Posted by anbbanditt @anbbanditt, Aug 14, 2020

I am sorry if this is in the wrong discussion group, but I wasn’t sure where to put it. I was recently told that even though I had a reaction to prednisone that I’m not allergic to it as no one can be allergic to steroids. Is that true?

Im on mental health meds and was put on prednisone. I broke out in hives. I was is so much pain I went to the ER and thats where i found out that people on mental health meds shouldn't take prednisone.


Hi @anbbanditt, Welcome to Mayo Clinic Connect and glad you joined the conversation. I would love to plug you in to the right group to discuss what is going on with your reaction to prednisone, but would like just a little more information if you don't mind sharing. What did the doctor put you on prednisone for?


Hi, @anbbanditt Welcome to Connect.
I am also on prednisone as part of my post-transplant immunotherapy, and I have come to realize that it is causing some problems that I had not previously connected to it.

What type of problems are you having, and are you taking prednisone long-term or just temporarily? I had taken prednisone a couple of times in the past in a higher dose and had immediate problems, primarily fluid retention and weight gain. That was with a higher dose than I’m on now.

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