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I was just diagnosed with Bullous Pemphigoid. I am 63 and

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I was just diagnosed with Bullous Pemphigoid. I am 63 and have Graves Disease. My Dr suggested Prednisolone and Doxycycline. I was under the impression people with Graves is not suppose to be on Prednisolone. Can you help
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 1 year ago.

This is Dr. David

I have graves disease myself.

if the graves is treated and you have normal TSH thyroid hormone levels, you can have prednisone therapy

prednisone can cause side effects such as increase appetite, upset stomach , poor sleep, weight gain, increased aggitation, decreased immune system in any patient who takes it.

but is very good at reducing swelling and can treat bullous pemphigoid.

is your thyroid hormone levels normal?