... joints replaced. Anyone please help. Extreme pain q day and fear. any treatment?
Hi there, I hear you and understand your fear and pain. I don't know your age or what meds you are on. I do know about prednisone. This drug can cure you or hurt you real badly. Like you I too was hurt by large dosages of prednisone for an intestinal ailment. I too developed multijoint avn. First the shoulders, hips, knees & ankles. It took five years of pain before I was prescibed anything for pain and for an orthopedic surgeon to finally operate on me. I've had five joints replaced so far. I'm still in pain but its managed pain as I see a pain management doctor. I take epsom salt baths, use a heating pad to calm the inflamation then a cold compress to kill the pain. In addition to that I get massage therapy and see a chiroprator. I also take percocet 3x daily though eventualy l may have to take stronger meds. I try to stay somewhat active. If you were to see me at the store or outside the yard you would say there's nothing wrong with me but those days are few. My recomendation is for you to find a good orthopedic dr who specializes in the area you need to be worked on. Innerspirit
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
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