Surgery recovery and PMR

Posted by lanafromidaho @lanafromidaho, Sep 4 4:00pm

I just had my gall bladder removed last Thursday. I am expecting that recovery might take longer with my PMR. Any personal experience or insight would be appreciated.

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Hi @lanafromidaho, I have never had surgery while my PMR is active but hopefully others who have experience can share with you. I did find some information that mentions it may be helpful in the recovery process.

"Can I take steroids after gallbladder surgery?
A study presented at the American Society of Anesthesiologists 2010 Annual Meeting in San Diego seems to confirm that a single, small dose of the steroid dexamethasone improves the post-surgical quality of life of patients receiving laparoscopic gallbladder surgery."
— Dexamethasone improves quality of life after laparoscopic gallbladder surgery:
https://stormanesthesia.com/anesthesia-material/miscellaneous-articles/94-dexamethasone-improves-quality-of-life-after-laparoscopic-gallbladder-surgery
Are you still in the process of tapering off of prednisone?

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Thank you for the information. I am at 3.5 and plan on tapering about every 7 weeks a half mg at a time. I am going to wait til I feel really recovered before doing so

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Hello. I have had two successful surgeries on pred for PMR. Both times I was given a booster of steroids to help with the stress of the surgery. I made sure the surgeon and anaesthesiologist knew on the day that I was on steroids. Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

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