I'm new here and I have a question about prednisone. I've been taking the medrol pack for 2 days. At first I had no side effects except for a little heartburn. But yesterday I began sweating and getting really bad acid reflux and nausea, that kept me up half the night.
I'm on 20mg 3 x a day for the first 3 days, then 2 a day for 3 days and 1 a day for 3 days. Does anyone know how soon I should feel better from this treatment. I feel a slight difference but not much. I'm also taking Flexeril 3 times a day and I alternate 2 650mg of tylenol and 4-800 mg of ibuprofen. So I'm not sure what is giving me the best results.
I want to stop the prednisone because I hate the side effects, but I don't know if I should without giving it a chance. I'm putting a call into my doctor today.
I have spinal stenosis, arthritis of the spine and degenerative disc disease. My sciatic pain is a constant 6 and when I stand or walk a few steps it shoots up to an 8 or 9.
Thanks all, any advice would be appreciated.