I know you want to get better and to get answers, and I can see, feel, hear the frustration in your post. But that is what makes this forum so Great, you can come here and vent your frustrations, and know that you have friends here that will listen to you, and will support you and be here for you! As for the prednisone, and the dosage, well your doctor prescribes that according to allot of factors, even your size ( weight can be a factor on how much he prescribes) if you have any questions about taking it, or the amount he prescribed, then you should talk with him/her about it. Have they done any nerve conduction studies on you? EMG on your arms and or legs? That might be a good test to have done considering the problems your having with your arms anyway. I am on Baclofen for muscle spasms and it has been a Godsend for me! It does a really good job at controlling my muscle spasms, ( I get them everywhere, in my hands and feet, and in my calve of my legs and in the inner thigh area too, and also in my neck. No one has yet been able to tell me why I get them, but the baclofen is great at controling them. It also help allot with the pain too! I am on a very high dosage of it, 30mg every eight hours, and this is not the type of medication that you can just stop taking, you have to be weaned off of it carefully! Anyway if you have spasms this might be a medication that you might want to talk to your doctor about!
Good Luck to you mentalcompass!
Moderator Chronic Pain
After spending nearly 22 1/2 years in the USAF, I retired in Sept, 1991. I then went back to school and became a licensed RN in 1994, and I worked on Oncology and then a Med Surg Unit, I became disabled in late 1999 and was approved SSD in early 2002!-- DDD, With herniated Disk at T-12 and L4-5. C5-C6 ACDF in Sep 2009, C6-C7 ACDF in Mar 1985, Osteoarthritis, Ulcerative colitis, Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia, Complex Sleep Apnea, and host of other things to spice up my life!(NOT!) Medications:Oxycontin, Percocet, Baclofen, Sulfasalazine, Metoprolol, Folic Acid, Supplemental O2 at 3lpm with VPAP Adapt SV I am White Beard with a White Beard!