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A 31-year-old female asked:

I have been getting chest wall pains and im wondering if prednisone will help with the pain and how long it will take before it actually works?

2 doctor answers2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Michael Gabor
Diagnostic Radiology 34 years experience
Chest pain: Please see your health care provider before treating yourself with Prednisone or any prescription medication. There are many causes of chest area pain. Prednisone may not be indicated.
Dr. Robert Madden
Specializes in Anesthesiology
POSSIBLY: Provided your chest wall pain is musculoskeletal it should improve with Prednisone and as soon as 24 hours after the first dose. The differential diagnosis for chest wall pain may include cardiac & pulmonary sources, so a thorough history, physical exam & possible diagnostic work up with your primary care physician may be a appropriate place to start. Good luck!
Last updated Jun 30, 2014

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