Will I feel pain on 40mg of Prednisone?

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   Posted 8/15/2009 4:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm a little worried cause it (the pred) makes me feel well really fast. I'm scared my stricture may get smaller or something after healing and I might get a (partial) obstruction or something and not know it until the last minute.
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   Posted 8/15/2009 4:28 PM (GMT -7)   
Pred should, by proxy, relieve pain. It reduces inflammation which is usually what causes pain. If you had an obstruction, you'd definitely know it.
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   Posted 8/16/2009 6:48 AM (GMT -7)   
That is very normal for Pred to make you feel better quickly. They say it works like a laser guided missile and goes right to the inflammation and tamps it down quickly. I do not believe it will cause you to obstruct. In fact, may help to advert one.

Good luck!
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   Posted 8/16/2009 10:10 PM (GMT -7)   
LOL, pred always makes me go a loose stool literally the first thing when I wake up in the morning. Almost have to rush to the potty to get there in time. I really miss pred sometimes although, now I know why I was still sore a lot even when taking it. But wow, it should just help get the inflammation around that stricture way down. And sometimes that can help positively. I wouldn't worry too much. I will say this: eat a banana a day while on pred. It always made me get sore shins which my mom (long time on and off pred...sometimes years) told me is caused by a loss of potassium while on the steroid. Taking more water and eating a whole potato or a banana a day seriously helped cut down the sore shin...actually made the soreness vanish. That's the only warning besides get your calcium in too.
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