I've been taking 6 mg Entocort for about
6 months, but I've been flaring for the last three weeks. I saw the GI on Monday, and he stopped the Entocort and started me on 60 mg of Prednisone. I expected to feel like crap, I've had some prednisone therapy before, but never at this high a dose.
I took it yesterday and today, and tonight I'm having pressure in my chest, with my heart pounding hard. My blood pressure is 130/90, which is high for me. My hip and knee joints are hurting, and I have a killer headache. I expected that, but the chest thing has me worried. Is that common with higher doses of steroids? I'm not sure I can tolerate it. I am totally winded just walking across the room.
Thanks for any help.