10-11-2009, 03:12 PM
I have taken medrol packs for lumbar strains twice before and both times I ended up with arthritis type pain and a slight fever toward the end of the pack. this time I am at the end of a 3 week corse of solumedrol and I feel like my bones are bruised. there is no swelling or inflamation but my nuckles and elbows and toes hurt. my skin hurts to touch around that area like the flu. I know this is related and I called the pharmacist they said that this could happen when you get off too quickly but I am taking it slow. she also said that this should not happen after only taken it a short time. well it is. like I said it is undeniably related to the steroids because it happens every time right at the end of the corse in fact I predicted and braced myself for this. does anyone else have this problem.