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On dexona. Stop the medication? Can it cause problems with blood circulation?

i am 31 years old man,taking dexona for last 1 to 1.5 year , but from last 5-6 i have stopped taking this tablets. Should i stop this medicine, or continue taking this. My weight is decreasing now.& i have chest pain also on left side.I went to doctor but he told me your heart is ok. because i don t have any physical activity that s why blood circulation may be the problem. Should it is linked with dexona. and should i continue the same
Asked On : Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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Internal Medicine Specialist 's  Response
Jan 2013
Thanks for posting your query.
Kindly mention the reason for which you were taking dexona.
Steroids are highly beneficial medicines and at times the only available treatment for few disease such as autoimmune disease.
But these steroids are associated with many side effects such as an increase in appetite, difficulty sleeping (insomnia), changes in mood and behavior, flushing (redness) of the face, and short-term weight gain due to increased water retention.
Side effects of long-term steroid use includes: Glaucoma, Cataracts, High-blood pressure ,Heart disease, Diabetes mellitus, Obesity, Acid reflux/GERD, Osteoporosis , Myopathy, Increase in certain types of infections.
So there are possibilities of myopathy and Gastric upset after taking steroid for such long period.
You should also go for endoscopy and CPK-MB test.
If these investigations are normal, and if there is need of dexona then you should go for repeat intake.
Take care,
Dr. Mayank Bhargava
Answered: Thu, 6 Sep 2012
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