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.
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.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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