Dog punture wound in arm muscle with tetanus shot next day started causing muscle weakness both arms glutes and thighs gradually immobiluzing me. Jaw pain neck stiffness sleepiness weight loss muscle weakness and pain 10. Low grade fever night sweats. 7 hrs in ER and multiple tests were negative until CPR and ESR. Came back 180 astronomically elevated thus 60 mg pred prescribed with taper every three days to reduce inflammation. This is third day. Cant sleep. Diagnoses Rhadnomyeosis closest one dr can come up with related to dog's claw causing deep muscle injury.
Diva; Just be honest don't know much about this but I did look it up for you on this sight drugs com And your doctor is treating the way they know how and that is with Prednisone know as cortisone. the Higher dose and dropping it slowly and I do know Prednisone can cause jittery feelings and lack of sleep. But it should get better as the dose gets lower. ok and you are right 180 is unbelievable thank god for a persistent good doctor. Here is the copy and paste that I WAS talking about. ((( These patients would be expected ... Hypothesis. Patients treated with low doses of corticosteroids would have a lower CRP than those treated with no steroids )) me again so the doctor is on the right track. HOPE all goes well and try to have a Merry Christmas. Chuck1957
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