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Binks

1082d

Anyone ever try Prednisone for muscle weakness and stiffness?

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    • Halflife2theFullest

      1068d

      Quick fix sometimes but steroids have some sever side effects (brittle bones, weight gain etc.) I find Physical Therapy as helpful just takes longer for results.

    • Halflife2theFullest

      1068d

      Quick fix sometimes but steroids have some sever side effects (brittle bones, weight gain etc.) I find Physical Therapy as helpful just takes longer for results.

    • melly

      1073d

      I was given a shot of this during a flair and it took me completely down from the attack in two days. I suffered from said flair for 4 days. I couldn't get out of bed. I couldn't move my back. I was in intense pain. Being driven to the hospital was excruciating. The shot helped me so much! Docs said only use it for those type of occasions though.

    • Lolita

      1081d

      Hi Binks, steroids like prednisone are best beneficial for me when I have flare ups with inflammation. I try not to take it more than a few days because of the side effects. The thing the help me and other people with fibromyalgia the most, more than every other drug is exercise.

    • Binks

      1082d

      Thanks Pheobe!

    • Pheobe

      1082d

      Hey Blinks! Steroids can be great and really relieve some of the symptoms such as swelling and stiffness. As sunflowers1 said, it can also have many side effects. But, as long as it helps you where other drugs fail I wouldn’t worry as much. If you do stop it though, remember to do so gradually. Good luck!

    • Binks

      1082d

      I have been on all of them. I took one dose so far and feel normal to a point Nothing helps osteoarthritis pain and stiffness yet. Ugh thank you

    • Sunflower1

      1082d

      Hi! I was on prednisone a few years ago and it helped me with my fibromyalgia symptoms. On the other hand, it made me gained weight and really worsen the depression I suffer from. I think you should consult your doctor about your options and see if you can start with more moderate treatment because steroids can have really bad side effects.

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