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    I've been recently treated with antibiotics & two prednisone dose packs for a sinus infction. I am having the strangest problems since tapering off it four days ago: severe superficial muscle type tenderness, severe anxiety, just not feeling right. I did call my dr. & saw him last night but he was stumped & just wants me to start cymbalta. The funny thing is that my IC felt better on it. Has anyone else felt awful with pain going off it? I also have fibromyalgia. Thanks for any input.

  • #2
    The only side effect I had with prednisone was swelling --- I looked something like a baby blimp!

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    • #3
      prednisone is amazing stuff, never heard of many side effects on it except for the fact that prednisone is also known as the fat pill because it increases appetite and people tend to gain weight while on it for any long period of time (longer then a week). Could be some of your meds mixed funny in your body. Every person is different and sometimes 2 drugs mixed are fine for person A but not person B, you just might be patient B. Hope your feeling better.
      ~~ Marie ~~

      Diagnosed with IC December 7, 2007
      Diagnosed with Endometriosis December 7, 2009 (12/7 is not my lucky day )
      Also suffer from IBS, Insomnia, Anemia, and year round allergies to everything in nature with a side of Avocado

      Medications that have worked:
      Atarax 50 mg daily
      Flexeril 10mg as needed
      Valium 10 mg as needed
      Elmiron 100mg 3x week in bladder instill solution
      Pyridium (can’t remember dosage) as needed

      Treatments that have worked:
      4 Pudendal nerve blocks once every 4-6 months
      InterStim implanted August 10 2010
      Pelvic Floor therapy

      Medications that haven’t worked:
      Elmiron, tried it orally for a year with zero improvement
      Elavil, I gained 20 lbs, constantly in a mind fog, drowsy. tried it for 6 months and had enough
      Celebrex (for menstrual pain)
      Doxepin (for sleep)
      and there are a few others but I can’t remember them

      Treatments that didn’t work:
      Hydrodistention landed me in the hospital for 3 days, couldn’t void at all and had SEVERE pain. Sent home with a foley for 4 more days along with pain meds until I could finally void.