I have a lot of pain in shoulders, knees, legs and arms. I'm wondering if prednisone would help?
I have been taking prednisone for six months now because of polymyalgia rhumatica (muscle and joint pain) and have had problems with tendonitis in the recent past due to taking Avelox. The prednisone definitely helps me with the pain issues. It is important to monitor your body,mind reactions to prednisone. Speak with your doctor about prednisone and the best dosage to start with and then when to taper down. I started at 20mg and am trying to keep the amount down to 10mg or lower without a return of pain. I was told I would have to be taking it for a year because of the polymyalgia. Hopefully you will not have to be taking a long course of this drug. Good luck, and there are good answers here from people using prednisone on how to deal with the side affects.
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