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I took prednisone 20mg for 9 days, for neck pain and inflamation, will it come back?

I took prednisone 20mg  for 9 days, for neck pain and inflamation, will it come back?

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

Dr. Thomas Namey
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Prednisone (Definition)

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


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I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

I have a neck pain issue, seeing drs/pt. Heating pad on neck makes my head instantly throb. Drs are confused. Ice is fine. Had Prednisone, no help?

Uncertain ? Diagnosi: Need to know the diagnosis. We see this kind of problem in a lot of situations that you need a better diagnosis to clarify your therapy. It depends on examination the range of motion of your neck and even the muscle tone in myofascial tender points. You may well need imaging, x-rays and even injections. ...Read more

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I'm 42 actively crosstraining. Developed severe neck pain fingers tingling. Doc put 3 days prednisone and 5 days indomethacin. Fingers still tingling?

I'm 42 actively crosstraining. Developed severe neck pain  fingers tingling. Doc put 3 days prednisone and 5 days indomethacin. Fingers still tingling?

Get an MRI: Sports related spine injuries are common. These are usually from herniated disks. If your symptoms don't respond to rest, steroids, and pt you need an MRI and consultation with a neurosurgery. Fortunately, most of these will not require surgery. ...Read more

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Increasing swelling around neck and chin on prednisone, should I be concerned?

Increasing swelling around neck and chin on prednisone, should I be concerned?

Prednisone: Need to see pictures to help. Google Cushing's due to prednisone to see if you look like that. Discuss with your Dr if you do. Happy to do 2nd opinion to help. ...Read more

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Slowed metabolism,not burning fat, have good diet.given 1week prednisone for unrelated neck issue.in 3days fat around middle melted away,got lean.why?

Slowed metabolism,not burning fat, have good diet.given 1week prednisone for unrelated neck issue.in 3days fat around middle melted away,got lean.why?

No Explanation: it is unusual for one to have rapid changes like this and never from prednisone. You likely need to see you doctor to check your thyroid as a cause of this sudden change, or get a new mirror. ...Read more

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How long does it take for face and neck fat to disappear once finally off Prednisone?

How long does it take for face and neck fat to disappear once finally off  Prednisone?

It depends: What were you on it for and how quickly were you tapered off. Are you cushingoid? Do you have Cushing's disease? Need more info. ...Read more

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..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?

..Been nursing a pinched nerve in my neck for 6 weeks, massage, pt, antiiflammatory, recently a dose of steroids (8day prednisone).How long till bette?

Time and cause: Unfortunately, the duration of the problem and the cause of the pinched nerve will determine the duration of suffering and whether it can resolve on the treatment that you are undergoing right now. Knowledge of the source of the problem is imperative. Neck problems may also have a tmj/tmd componet and should not be ignored. ...Read more

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I am on a prednisone pack. I am having so much burning pain in the neck and down both arms. I had it before I took them but now it is worse. Help?

I am on a prednisone pack. I am having so much burning pain in the neck and down both arms. I had it before I took them but now it is worse. Help?

Nerve impingement?: can be caused by being sandwiched between two spinal bones, pressed by a bulging. It can cause muscle spasm and back pain. Prevention treatment is always recommended. This condition must be professionally managed. See interventional pain management specialist for definitive diagnosis and management. ...Read more

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My mother did the vi peel and a large rash developed on her neck. She went to the ER and they gave her prednisone. Can this rash form a scar?

Not Likely: It is not likely. Vi peel is a chemical peel that often causes an inflammatory reaction as the superficial "burn" removes superficial skin damage. Should be all good in 3 weeks . Might need some pre-peel Prednisone before next procedure. The peel is meant for all fitz types. Have her see the peel prescribing doctor soon to evaluate. ...Read more

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Could an endocrine disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Could an endocrine   disorder cause sudden significant sweating (face, back of neck, chest) a few times a day not related to menopause or prednisone?

Further testing.: Uncontrolled diabetes causes sweating. Increased thyroid function can increase sweating and the body temperature. Can be due to some medications used for anxiety or depression, specially in combination with other drugs . Infections or autoimmune disorders should be considered. ...Read more

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I have an itchy red swollen area under the chin, on the jawline and on my neck. The doctor gave prednisone. Won't this make it hard for me to heal? If this is yeast, couldprednisone be dangerous?

I have an itchy red swollen area under the chin, on the jawline and on my neck. The doctor gave prednisone. Won't this make it hard for me to heal? If this is yeast, couldprednisone be dangerous?

No: Few days of Prednisone would not affect the healing, but help with the itching and help with healing.The rash you describe is not yeast , therefore it would not be dangerous at all.If it is yeast, your rash would still be there, it may spread but would not be dangerous since it it just a few days. ...Read more

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Diag w/strep on 9/3, pres. Prednisone & antibiotic - throat is ok - ears hurt a little - after work, I have neck & should pain esp to turn - related?

I don't think so: I do not think that it is related. You could have some muscle sprain or spasm on the neck /shoulder area related to something else like your occupation/work out etc. ...Read more

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Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Is it possible for someone with vasculitis to have an increase of monocytes? If so, what types of diseases would be the cause? Symptoms: fever, fatigue, severe back neck and shoulder pain, responds to high dose prednisone, decrease appetite. Negative bone

Yes, : Yes, elevated monocytes can be elevated in some types of vasculitis. Monocytes can also be elevated in chronic infections. I am glad that you have had a negative bone marrow study. High sedimentation rate can go along with inflammatory or infectious causes. It sounds like your hematologist is performing a thorough workup. ...Read more

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Augmentin/prednisone done. Been over wk. still cough, no voice, rattle base neck, chest xray neg xs 6 days. Pneumonia?Feel in lungs too Scared help?

Lung infection: Likely, the meds did not clear it. Call doc, ask for quick check. Likely you would benefit from an inhaler, and another pulse of prednisone, and a different antibiotic, like. ZPAK. ...Read more

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Dr. Craig Morton
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Neck Pain (Definition)

Neck pain can be a symptom of many problems, infections, growths, cervical disk disease, fractures, vascular problems (some serious), heart issues, etc., etc. See your doctor for an exam and possible ...Read more


Dr. John Feola
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Liquid Pred (Definition)

Liquid Pred is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more