Has anyone had joint pain after being off prednsione? I was on prednsione for like 1 1/2 years and then did the surgery. about 1 week after being totally off predsnione, my hands started to hurt and now it is my feet, hips, elbow, knees etc like 8 weeks later. I have read that joint pain is a side effect of prednsione withdrawl but how long does it last? I called my cleveland clinic doctor and they would have to see me but that is a 3 hour drive so I do not want to go to the doctor if it is just a waiting game. Plus, I am finally med free so I have no interest in taking any meds. If I know that it will eventually go away then I will live with it. Just wondered
Pancolitis - July 2006
Surgery - Temporary ilestomy on 2.25.08 at Cleveland Clinic. Next surgery in 6 months
Medications: Predisone - 5mg (and tapering to zero)
Supplements: multi-vit, calcium
Reason for surgery: Steriod dependent and allergic reactions to imuran and 6mp. Elected not to try remicade.