Hi TJ I agree with straydog on what she said, I do have a few questions for you, you said ("Fast forward to August of 2011. I was put on a medrol pack for pinched nerves in my neck. I did ok with that. September was put on Prednisone for the same neck issue, 60 mg per day and after 3 days had to stop because the side effects were awful ") 60 mg of Prednisone a day is a fairly hefty dose, and do I understand it right that after 3 days you just stopped taking it?? That can have some pretty nasty side affects doing that! As you must be slowly weaned down off of them, because other wise you body might develop issues with going back to producing the steroid on its own. Have you seen an endocrinologist, that would be my suggestion, to you, if anybody could get to the bottom of your problems, I think that would be the one to do it. Something to think about.
Straydog is right in saying that steroids are a love hate, double edged sword type of medication, they really do do miracles but they can have some horrendous side affects! Ido hope you can get these situation resolved!
Good Luck to you
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