Prednisone side effects

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   Posted 5/21/2011 10:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I started having a flare last week and went to my rheumy this week who started me on prednisone. I feel better for the most part, but my hips feels like they're in a vice. It feels worse than it did before the prednisone. I was just wondering if anyone else had problems with your joints hurting more while on prednisone, rather than less. I'd really appreciate the input =]

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   Posted 5/22/2011 4:44 AM (GMT -6)   
from my previous experience, it should ease your joint pain and not the other way around.
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   Posted 5/22/2011 1:17 PM (GMT -6)   
My father is allergic to prednisone. It gives him chest pains.

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   Posted 5/22/2011 1:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Some people with fibro have experienced an increase in, or no help for pain with prednisone.  In fact, in some instances that informs where the flare/pain is stemming from....fibro or an AI inflammation.  If inflammation is involved, the prednisone should lessen it's discomfort. 

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   Posted 5/22/2011 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
A general guideline some doctors use to decide if the illness is Lupus or Fibro -- Prednisone generally helps with Lupus and generally does not help with Fibro.
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