Did you have the pain BEFORE taking the prednisone? Is it joint pain or muscle pain? Do you have swelling around the painful areas? If this is swelling around the joints, call the doctor in the AM. Muscle pain is a side effect of prednisone.
They want you take the prednisone as early as possible in the AM because it can really effect one's ability to sleep. You are going to have to attempt to get something in your stomach in the AM so you can take the medication. If you are a night person and stay up later, then taking it past 9 AM won't cause any harm. It really is about
how the prednisone can cause insomnia.
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