Steroids: Types and Side Effects


Did you experience side effects from long-term steroid use? Please describe your experience. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Sharma, 25-34 Female (Patient) Published: September 03

I got paraplegia in my lower limbs. I am 32 years old, and doctors prescribed me steroids (methylprednisolone) for 7 months. Now I have started walking, going about all my routine work, but I am still having severe back pain and my weight has increased too. I also have enlargement in the breasts as mentioned above in side effects. I want to lose weight now.

Comment from: Grandma, 75 or over Female (Patient) Published: February 17

I get regular epidural steroid injections for back pain and also neck and shoulder pain. I am experiencing more than usual hair loss and hair thinning.

Comment from: Leaf, 55-64 Female (Patient) Published: March 03

I have leg pain in my upper legs because of steroid use.


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