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A 54-year-old male asked:

I'm on my second day of 40 mg of prednisone because of cat allergies . my leg muscles burn when i climb stairs today. is this normal?

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Dr. John Chiu
Allergy and Immunology 59 years experience
Overkill: Some people developed muscle weakness from high-dose prednisone which may be further aggravated by the effect of prednisone in reducing blood potassium level. If the weakness leading to muscle spasm, that's a possibility. Having said that, burning muscle is not an expected side effect from Prednisone. Taking prednisone for cat allergy is an overkill and thus an allergy consult may be worthwhile.
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