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Prednisone Relieve Pain
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
Will prednisone help relieve ear congestion/fullness? And how long will it take to work? (20mg 2x/day for 5 days)
It may....: "ear congestion" often is the result of malfunctioning of the eustachian tube--a tiny little tube connecting your inner ear area to the back/side of your throat/mouth. The the tube is functioning normally, you don't have the "congestion feel in ear" when this tube is blocked i.e. Cold/allergies, it affects drainage and hence affects middle ear. Prednisone may help. If worse, call doc. Good luck. ...Read more
I have rheumatoid arthritis and 4 meds have been tried but only prednisone relieves pain, will it also help cartlige?
Any explanation to why I am not feeling relief on 20mg daily prednisone for rheumatoid arthritis or lupus symptoms/pain?
Couple: Of possibilities. If this is your regular pain involving multiple joints and not controlled by the dose that usually controls your flares you might need a higher dose of Prednisone along with a different agent- Plaquenil/ Methotrexate for example. If this time the pain is different or involving only a joint or other organs it may be due to a different condition and you will need to see your doc. ...Read more
I am only 125 lbs taking 20mg prednisone daily and only getting slight relief for severe joint pain morning stiffness. Normal? Making my BP high also
Unusual treatment: 26 yo female notes ineffectiveness of prednisone for widespread pain; apparently absent any specific diagnosis. This is inappropriate. An Osteopath or Rheumatologist should be consulted. Fibromyalgia might be a consideration, and a specific diagnosis is needed in order to initiate rational medical therapy. ...Read more
If I am on 20mg prednisone daily for severe joint pain and morning stiffness should I feel 100% relief or will I still have pain? Feel slightly better
Have textbook RA symptoms but sed rate RF CCP normal. Pain not relieved by daily 20mg prednisone. Only ANA 1:320 neg DNA SM.. What's going on?
If I am on 2 inhalers, a neb, prednisone and an allergy med and I still have trouble breathing, what can I do to relieve my asthma?
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