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Upper Thoracic Pain And Prednisone
Bronchitis & asthma improving on neb and prednisone and antibiotics, but now sharp pain upper left back and chest worse when i breath in? Worrisome?
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
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?
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! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
R sided chest pain in am. Worsens when breathing in and excruciating when bending forward. ? Currently on prednisone for lupus like condition.
Chest pain: The way you described the pain it sounds like pericarditis, which means inflammation of the sac surrounding the heart, a condition that can be causes by lupus. Prednisone may help as well as nsaids. Talk to your doctor/specialist before you try any medications. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
On oral prednisone for asthma & acute bronchitis. I have chest pain this morning to left and under rib should I be worried?
Chest pain x1yr. Hosp for 10d, prednisone x 8mo and plaquenil, 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
Dry pleurisy keeps coming back!i'm on plaquenil, 10mg prednisone/day.Motrin 800mg tid helps but hurts stomach. As soon as i stop, chest pain recurs! ?
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?
Lupus & struggling w/prednisone drop from 6mg to 5.5 mg. Get pleuritic chest pain, muscles pain/stiffness, brain fog (mini flare or withdrawal sx)?
Alternate: If you need to come off the prednisone check with your specialist because some stay on a low dose everday for life to decrease symptoms you may start with 6 then next day 5.5 then 6 and alternate for a couple of weeks before decreasing to 5.5 alternating with 5 SOmeimtes though it still small even going 6 then 5 3/4 is possible to slowly decrease ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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