my face is swollen, legs weak, knee pain waking me up so pain cant' stand the pain is this caused from the prednisone?
You don't say if you are taking any other meds or how long you have been taking the prednisone which would make it easier to give you a proper answer.
But yes the swelling, legpain/weakness are serious side effects that the prednisone can cause and you should contact your doctor immediately. Unfortunately, with this being Good Friday that could be difficult so if you can't contact your doctor then I would contact your pharmacy if possible and see what they advise.
If that doesn't work then maybe stop taking the prednisone and see what happens.
If things get worse then get medical help and go to emergency if necessary.
Yes this medication can cause this for sure!I can't take it either.My legs were in pain and it felt I had the flu.No nausea or anything like that,but felt achiness.I hated it.I stopped taking the drug.Yoy are suppose to contact your Doctor before doing this.But.I just couldn't take it anymore.My face didn't swell,but that would br serious enough for me to call if you could.I would definately report it to someone in your practice and see if they could prescribe something else,ASAP.Best wishes.
Darlene. Don't stop the prednisone without the doctor! You can have serious withdrawal including heart problems. It is foolish to stop this drug without a taper.
It sounds as if you are at a higher level than a dose pack. Prednisone does swell the face, known as moon face it is temporary and goes down after you are off it for a month or two. Common on higher dose.
The sore legs and such have two components. Tired, weaker legs happen on high dose. However, without knowing how much pred per day, how long, and what its for, little more can be said.
Again, no matter what others think, do not stop it. Very serious. Call the doc and get it adjusted. Give him the side effects. If you want better response, let us know the answers.
I had the exact same reaction to prednisone. The pain in my legs was excruciating. I was taking it for only 3 or 4 days (poison ivy) when I woke up in the middle of the night from the severe pain. I stopped taking the prednisone the next day but the pain continued for another week or two. Horrible, awful, devil drug. I have noticed that leg pain is not even a mentioned side effect but it should be.
My daughter has bin on an off prednisone for over ten years . Our lives are a living nightmare . prednisone has very severe side effects that last for weeks once stopped . There are only a few benefits to the use of it, immune suppression, and clear skin . The down sides include puffy appearance, severe insomnia, very severe leg pain usually from the knee down, steroid psychosis and bone density issues from longer term use . Its normally used in short term use but in longer use cases most general practitioners miss treat and miss diagnose the side effects . Its a very dangerous medication to stop without tapering . Our family has bin completely turned upside down by this medication . My daughter has bone density issues in her spine and massive pain related to its use in her auto immune disease . I hate steroids . It's an evil medication, with to few benefits . What ever anyone does DO NOT STOP TAKING THIS MEDICATION WITHOUT TAPERING IT . It's scary stuff .
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