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I Had My Second Systemic Prednisone Injection 3 Weeks Ago And Did Not Get Relief In My Joints This Time. I Iam So Discouraged!

I Had My Second Systemic Prednisone Injection 3 Weeks Ago And Did Not Get Relief In My Joints This Time. I Iam So Discouraged!

First time provided relief and improved mobility.
Been in an active and worsening flare for several years. Have RA and lupus with a large number of active joints. Was able to get relief to my colon symptoms both times but not my joints second time. I don't understand why and it's so frustrating!

A myRAteam Member said:

It's so true! I heard once that you can count on gaining roughly a pound per mg of your doseage. It's literally a lifesaving drug, but also, who needs the extra weight on painful joints?!!

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Weight gain with terrible l went 165 to around 200. Doctor and I said no more lost most of it

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Lynnie, 60 mg per day is a lot of prednisone!! I think I was taking a much lower dose.... maybe 5 mg a day while I was pregnant. I am glad I have prednisone on hand for flare-ups, but the weight gain (especially during pregnancy) was horrible! I went from 100 lbs to Mrs. Santa Claus. And Baby 3 weighed more than babies 1 and 2. The 5-day treatment works for me; I actually had to do it in January when I had a hip flare-up and walking was difficult. Each pill is 1-mg, so I'm taking 5 mg the first day, and weaning by 1 mg a day.... so it's a 5-day treatment. With a 5-day treatment, I don't have the weight gain to worry about. I've never tried Cymbalta. I'll be praying that you find something that works with minimum side-effects.

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Also, I have recently started cymbalta as well. I'm hoping it helps. Do you find it works?

posted over 3 years ago
A myRAteam Member said:

Thank you so much for letting me know that you can even build up an immunity to prednisone. I have such a love/hate relationship with that drug!
Just a word of caution...I took a lot of prescription ibuprofen and ended up with significant bleeding in my bowels and diverticular disease. Now I can't take any NSAIDS. They relieve pain really well but at a cost. Just want you to be aware...

posted over 3 years ago
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