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Cancan prednisone make your bones hurt and have a sore

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cancan prednisone make your bones hurt and have a sore tounge! Been taking it for 2 months straight 10 mg. I think I need to stop to see if these systoms go away.
Submitted: 6 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 6 years ago.

Why are you on prednisone? ( what underlying condition)

Are there any ulcers or white patches on your tongue?

Do you have osteoporosis? Have you had a bone mineral density checked?

Are you taking calcium or vitamin D?

Any other medications or medical problems?

Customer: replied 6 years ago.

Last Oct I could not breath and coughed alot to where I poped all my blood vessels in my face. THey said I have copd and asma. I am on ipratropium and albuterol treatments, I am also taking the following. Advair 500/50 and atenolol for blood pressure and lorazepan 1 mg. By blood work showed my vitamin D was low so last tuesday I took the vidamin d pill 50,0000 ut.( It did make me sick for a few days) but my tounge has be hurting a while. I been using colcate peroxyl cleaner. it helps for a day or so but the pain come back. I just have been so sleeply and bones hurts and the sore tounge. the white patches on tongue is like a coating I tryed to brush it off but it come back,

Expert:  TheGermDoctor replied 6 years ago.


First off, I would not advise you to just stop prednisone without talking to your docotr, as there is a chance that your breathing may worsen.

Having said that, some of your symptoms likely are from the prednisone.

The white patches on your tongue sounds like thrush- a fungal infection that you are predisposed to because of the prednisone. You will need an antifungal medicine- either a pill called Diflucan, or a topical antifungal liquid like nystatin- Both should be received from your doctor.

As for your "bone pain"- it may indeed be from prednisone as well. IN fact sometimes prednisone can cause a very serious condition that affects the bones.

Or you pain could be from low vitamin D and so I do agree with you being on Vitamin D replacement to normalize your level- If your pain improves, you will know it may have been the vitamin D.

I would suggest seeing your doctor to discuss these issues.

Good luck.

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