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Does anyone know if prednisone can cause nerve damage?

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drw00d 21 Jan 2014

Normally prednisone is used for neuroprotection. Optical nerve damage is the only prednisone related nerve problem I have heard of. Once again though everyone can have weird reactions to anything. I take ibuprofen and it makes my pain INCREASE. Very hard to definate always a possibility.

sosick 59 21 Jan 2014

Hey I think I will be doing just that. Talking to my doc. Thank you so much!

pamee 21 Jan 2014

Some people claim it caused them nerve damage. You probably need to talk to your doctor about it and see what he/she says.

kaismama 21 Jan 2014

Its not something its known for, but it has allot of nasty side effects. I agree talk to your dr about it.

endlessPred 22 Jan 2014

Prednisone is an anti inflammatory medication. It reduces inflammation around, say, a muscle. As the muscle calms down and heals, there may be new pressure on your nerves and that is why some feel the two are related. Prednisone is very good at masking pain. Reducing it from your system reveals all the pains that were masked. I know a lot about that as I have a muscle disease which becomes increasingly more painful once I reach a certain level of prednisone.

Prednisone does not affect nerves. I sure wish it did as that would help my neuropathy. It doesn't. But it does affect the areas that muscle are within. And that pressure creates pain. Good question. Thanks for inquiring. If you are on prednisone never ever stop it yourself. Side effects can be very difficult especially to inner organs.

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