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E42brchick
05-23-2012, 07:09 PM
So I have been having chest pain for about 2 weeks. Called the Rheum and got me in ASAP. He said it sounds like pleurisy so I probably need some steroids for it. I had 2 rounds of prednisone in Nov and Jan. Does anyone know if the steroids will be as effective taking them so close together? I thought I was told at One point that prednisone is less effective if courses of doses are taken One right after the other. Is that true?

P.S. this is pretty painful

Saysusie
05-27-2012, 04:25 AM
I have never heard that about Prednisone. If that were true, then how do they explain people who benefit from taking Prednisone daily, for months and years?
I would like to know: who said this and what was the basis for their assertion?
You could discuss this with your doctor in order to determine what is the best course for you. I wish you the best.

Peace and Blessings
Namaste
Saysusie

E42brchick
05-28-2012, 09:36 PM
Thank you very much for the reply. I think this was an ER dr who said this to me before being diagnosed with lupus, so it may not be correct. I will be calling my rheumy tomorrow since the pain is worsening and in my back quite badly...leaves me short of breath as well. Thanks again for the advice. I was not aware that people can be on steroids for long periods of time until recently. X

BonusMom
05-28-2012, 09:45 PM
I feel for you. I had pleurisy once and you're right--ouch!

Feel better soon!