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Prednisone is a synthetic cortisone. The body makes cortisone, a natural hormone made in adrenal glands. The body converts it to Hydrocortisone to become active. 25 mg of cortisone has about same effect as 5 mgm prednisone. The average person would produce 3-6 mg of pred daily. So why use a substitute? The synthetic has more anti-inflammatory effect; but has less effect ...Read more
Itchy rash groin chest lower arms hands neck face after 3 shoes of 80 depot Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack of 4 mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pills and 25 mg hydroxaline not gone.?
I am having severe incapacitating pain in my hip and down the front of my leg.
ER doc said sciatica? Prescribed medrol (methylprednisolone) dosepak. Will this help
Likely to help but: You need to find a long term solution since steroids are risky over time. Consult a Dr, a physical therapist or chiropractor for exercise/Tx plan. Many things may help. Correct shoes, sitting posture, mattress, proper weight, strength, etc. Accupuncture/pressure - all can work! ...Read more
UCTD. MTX, celebrex, (celecoxib) plaquenil, and prednisone. After weening off prednisone I feel terrible joint and muscle pain. Any adjustments recommend to meds?
Be sure to get: An x-ray .This may make a diagnosis and reveal which treatment is best. ...Read more
Have fibromyalgia pos RA w/2 new symptoms. 1)low back pain 2)woke up 2day with it localized on lower lft side excruiating back to frontwhy?
Middle back pain radiating to hip and buttock, right side. Finished antibiotics for UTI yet continued back pain. Causes please?
Mild arthritis in knees.Then hi dose pred for sle x7mo. Now sev pain in knees/hips. Could pred or sle cause arthritis to worsen?
SLE: Sle could contribute to the pain.Get a more detailed answer ›
Yes: It is a non steroidal anti-inflammatory that is usually given IV or im. But comes as an oral formulation as well. It does help with back pain. It is in the same class as Ibuprofen and naprosyn (naproxen) (aleve). So don't take these medications in addition to your toradol. As always, take your medication as directed. ...Read moreSee 6 more doctor answers
On prednisone taper below 6 mg, can withdrawal symptoms simply be mini flare up of my lupus symptoms (pleuritic chest pain, muscles aches, etc)or no?
Neck pain: Difficult to determine. The factors that cause the pain to recur include the severity of the offending problem and whether the work/sport that you are participating in is contributing to the neck pain. An MRI of the cervical spine will better define the problem and provide a prognosis for recovery and the possibility of recurrence. Discuss with a spine specialist. ...Read more
How long does it take prednisone to work for lumbar facet syndrome? Hurts to lean back or walk. Back went out two days ago, started prednisone today.
Can you develop osteonecrosis /avascular necrosis by being on 40mg prednisone taper over 8 mo period? Sle. Hip/knee pain severe. Off 2mo now worse.
UTI: Failure to respond may mean several things. The causative agent is not sensitive to the antibiotic; it is being used in the wrong dose, route of administration, or frequency; you have something besides uti; you have major severe complications of uti, and other possibilities. Suggest you return to doctor and be reassessed. ...Read more
Chest pain x1yr. Hosp for 10d, prednisone x 8mo and plaquenil, (hydroxychloroquine) methotrexate. Dx serositis. Why can I not shake the chest pain? Better but still pain.
Rule out reflux: the prednisone may be contributing to heartburn and reflux. The serositis my require higher dose prednisone or IV steroids, for a few doses. Add omeprazole, consider low dose doxycycline 20 mg for the effect on the connective tissue, allowing no allergy to tetracycline etc. us a vectra score to monitor inflammation as well as ESR and CRP ...Read more
Lower back pain, spasms, hurt bending coming back up about a week ago. No better; which med Mobic, (meloxicam) Flexeril or Tyl/codeine? Take 0.5 Ativan 1 a day.
Talk to your doctor : Typically non-steroidals and rest is best. No heavy lifting. Conservative treatment over several weeks. ...Read more
Not routinely: They do not, of themselves cause low back pain. However, if you are taking Progesterone shots, that implies a female problem. Pain in the uterus can cause low back pain, just like when a woman is pregnant. So, you might ask your physician who is giving you the Progesterone about that. ...Read more
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