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Dr. Chip, Board Certified Physician
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Experience:  20 yrs. in practice, includinge surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.
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Can you let me know how long this medication would take to

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Can you let me know how long this medication would take to help as there has been little change in the symptoms. The tinnitus is still very loud, wheezing, headaches now too but could be a side effect, but little of any improvement. I thought it was helping initially but may have been wishful thinking. It's now been 10 days of prednisone. Than you.
Sorry for the delay but I was off when you posted the question. What's the dosage and frequency of the prednisone?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Once a day, 30ml

OK It may take another five days to really take effect. You do seem to be on the appropriate dosage
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Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Hi again, my symptoms seem to be getting worse since taking this medication, not better. I am now also feeling more pain in my chest. Are you certain this isn't more serious? Thanks for your help.

Pain in your chest?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

What are you asking?

What did you mean by more pain in your chest?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

The pain is worse. Now when I breathe it hurts, the wheezing is worse and the pain in my upper back and chest is worse.

Have you seen your doctor about that?
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Since the Prednisone? No. Before, obviously yes. It's all become a lot worse in the last week.

Well some of this might be the prednisone but I think more is going on here. Sounds like you may have asthmatic bronchitis and may need antibiotics and an inhaler, so you need to let your doctor know about this
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I was going to go in tomorrow depending on your advice. Would the prednisone make things worse before better? There isn't a cough as such but the wheezing is worse and it feels a little like when I had pneumonia in that the pain is very widespread and feels a little like then, only sharper in quality and more intense. Thanks again for your help.

I don't think that's the prednisone but let me know how it goes with your doctor tomorrow on a new page Joa
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Would you mind sharing what you think I need say? Nice as she is, my doctor has a habit of trivialising or blaming the CRPS when it's often entirely unrelated. The pain for eg is severe enough to need opioid medication. Thank you v much.

Customer: replied 3 years ago.

Shall I just say that you think it sounds like asthmatic bronchitis and may need antibiotics and an inhaler? I need to be clear as after 13 months of these symptoms, naturally concerned, especially as now so much more severe. Thank you.

Sorry for the delay. Have her listen to your lungs and tell her about the wheezing. I think at this point you need an antibiotic like Levaquin and an albuterol inhaler
Customer: replied 3 years ago.

I tried to start a new question bit was directed to another expert so don't know if you received it. The doctor was not helpful. The pain is now excruciating and though she referred me for a scan, haven't been given anything to help with the pain, the tinnitus is still very loud and all the other symptoms are making things very hard to cope with. The only thing I have is beconase. Can you help as can't continue taking opioids for the pain in my back. How can I reduce it? Thank you.

No problem but let's discuss that on a new page that will go directly to me. Use this link