Prednisone-corticosteroid used to treat inflammatory diseases and some cancers. The great thing about prednisone is that it’s a really effective immunosuppressant - it’s the go-to drug for treating autoimmune disorders (myasthenia gravis, ms, lupus, Crohn’s and colitis, rheumatic disorders & transplant rejection). The bad thing about prednisone is that it has awful side effects. increased glucose levels, Prednisone=Puffy, depression, high risk of infection. Must be weaned off medication.
If you are taking prednisone or related drug (glucocorticoid), I highly recommend this book. Wish I had known about it when I was on a higher dose but better late than never! Any doctor that prescribes prednisone should tell their patients about this book!