I've been taking Zelboraf and in February it will be the 1-year anniversary of taking the drug. I'm on 6 pills per day and I can say for the most part the side effects have been tolerable. For every reaction there has been something availabe to combat it. The joint pain comes and goes however my knees and shoulders seem to get the brunt of it. I have a pretty high pain tolerance so of course I'm toughing it out. I've taken the steriod dose pack only twice and unfortunately advil, and aleve don't help. I was wondering if anyone else is taking the daily steriod and do you have any side effects from it? She also told me to take Prilosec with it because it can cause stomach issues. Thanks Hi Kellie, I can't speak from experience but I have a nurse friend that has arthritis and she says that Curcurmin (Tumeric) 1000 mg in the morning and 675 mg at night relieve it and it might help you. Hi Kellie, From my experience w/Ipi-induced colitis, 10 mg is not a very high dose. If u don't like it, you can take 5 mg for a few days and then stop. After 10 days on Zel, I have a rash on my face adjacent to several mets; who knows if and where it will spread. All the best, karen I take prednisone with zelboraf because I got to the point my right shoulder was almost frozen and I couldn't use the hand without pain. I took 10 mg a day for 3 months, and am now taking 5 mg a day. I've been completely off Prednisone for almost two months now. I had some occasional, mild joint pain even as I tapered, but nothing I couldn't manage. In the last two to three weeks it has blossomed into constant, all over joint pain. Standing up hurts my knees, shoes make my toes ache, putting on or taking off a bra is misery, swinging a purse over my shoulder or putting a phone to my ear makes my elbow scream. I felt this way, although not quite this bad, last fall after 6 weeks or so off of Pred. At the time, I was led to believe that it was a reaction to being off the Pred. Is it truely the Pred that has caused this problem, or was it maybe masking arthritis symptoms? I'm scheduled for my next Remicade on Thursday, and I've got really mixed emotions.
The first thing to consider is where your pain is located. But you may not think much about them until they hurt. To get the right treatment, you need to know the problem. If your pain is in your heel, you may have plantar fasciitis. That’s an irritation or inflammation of the band of tough tissue connecting the heel bone to the toes. Usually, it hurts the worst in the morning when you’re getting out of bed. To treat it: Heel spurs are another source of foot pain. These are abnormal growths of bone on the bottom of your heel. You can get them from wearing the wrong shoes or from an abnormal walk or posture, or even from activities like running. Prednisone is used to treat conditions such as arthritis, blood disorders, breathing problems, severe allergies, skin diseases, cancer, eye problems, and immune system disorders. Prednisone belongs to a class of drugs known as corticosteroids. It decreases your immune system's response to various diseases to reduce symptoms such as swelling and allergic-type reactions. Take this medication by mouth, with food or milk to prevent stomach upset, as directed by your doctor. Take the tablet form of this medication with a full glass of water (8 ounces/240 milliliters) unless your doctor directs you otherwise. If you are using the liquid form of this medication, carefully measure the dose using a special measuring device/spoon. Do not use a household spoon because you may not get the correct dose.
You are not alone. We studied 302,826 people who take Prednisone and have side effects from FDA. Joint pain was reported. See who they are, when they have. Find patient medical information for Prednisone Oral on WebMD including its uses, side effects and safety, interactions, pictures, warnings and user ratings.