Medical

Have medical questions? Ask a doctor online!

Ask a Doctor,
Get an Answer ASAP!

I was given low dose of prednisone to clear up inflamation…

Customer Question
i was given low dose...
i was given low dose of prednisone to clear up inflamation in my lower back. 10 days latter I was given a high dose of prednisone for my asthma and bronchitis. With the lower dose I was getting Charley Horses in my calfs. Before I finished my second dose I had acute muscle spamas everywhere. Not one part of by body was not exempt. I had my calcium and potassium checked which came back normal. Do you think it has anything to do with the prednisone?
Submitted: 8 years ago.Category: Medical
Show More
Show Less
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Answered in 6 minutes by:
6/9/2010
Doctor: Dr. Salar, Doctor replied 8 years ago
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 9,049
Experience: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Verified
prednisone can cause muscle cramps if used for long.other causes can be

problem with blood or nerve supply esp with exertion, electrolytes imbalance, kidney problems, restless leg, iron or other mineral deficiency.It is also advisable to take calcium and vitamin D .drink plenty of fluids and start taking a multivitamin with b12 in it. also can apply icy hot/cold and message the area. if it doesn’t improve see your doctor for testing.

Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 9,049
Experience: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine
Verified
Dr. Salar and 87 other Medical Specialists are ready to help you
Ask your own question now
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i already saw my doctor and he ran $1,500 worth of lab test. Everything was ok except my white count was at 14,000 a little high. I am taking the musle relaxer but it isn't helping much.
Doctor: Dr. Salar, Doctor replied 8 years ago
white count can be elavated due to use of steroids. get CPK and alkaline phosphatase level done.
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Customer reply replied 8 years ago
i know i had the phosphatase level done and it was normal. What is the CPK
Doctor: Dr. Salar, Doctor replied 8 years ago
CPK is muscle enzyme elevated in breakdown.
Ask Your Own Medical Question
Was this answer helpful?

How JustAnswer works

step-image
Describe your issueThe assistant will guide you
step-image
Chat 1:1 with a doctorLicensed Experts are available 24/7
step-image
100% satisfaction guaranteeGet all the answers you need
Ask Dr. Salar Your Own Question
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar
Dr. Salar, Doctor
Category: Medical
Satisfied Customers: 9,049
9,049 Satisfied Customers
Experience: Diplomate American Board of Internal Medicine

Dr. Salar is online now

A new question is answered every 9 seconds

How JustAnswer works:

  • Ask an ExpertExperts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional AnswerVia email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site. Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction GuaranteeRate the answer you receive.

JustAnswer in the News:

Ask-a-doc Web sites: If you've got a quick question, you can try to get an answer from sites that say they have various specialists on hand to give quick answers... Justanswer.com.
JustAnswer.com...has seen a spike since October in legal questions from readers about layoffs, unemployment and severance.
Web sites like justanswer.com/legal
...leave nothing to chance.
Traffic on JustAnswer rose 14 percent...and had nearly 400,000 page views in 30 days...inquiries related to stress, high blood pressure, drinking and heart pain jumped 33 percent.
Tory Johnson, GMA Workplace Contributor, discusses work-from-home jobs, such as JustAnswer in which verified Experts answer people’s questions.
I will tell you that...the things you have to go through to be an Expert are quite rigorous.

What Customers are Saying:

I feel so much better today, and upon further investigation believe that there is a chance that the responses I got saved me from a serious, even life threatening situation. I am very grateful to the experts who answered me.

Susan O.USA

I can go as far as to say it could have resulted in saving my sons life and our entire family now knows what bipolar is and how to assist and understand my most wonderful son, brother and friend to all who loves him dearly. Thank you very much

Corrie MollPretoria, South Africa

I thank-you so much! It really helped to have this information and confirmation. We will watch her carefully and get her in for the examination and US right away if things do not improve. God bless you as well!

ClaudiaAlbuquerque, NM

Outstanding response time less than 6 minutes. Answered the question professionally and with a great deal of compassion.

KevinBeaverton, OR

Suggested diagnosis was what I hoped and will take this info to my doctor's appointment next week.
I feel better already! Thank you.

ElanorTracy, CA

Thank you to the Physician who answered my question today. The answer was far more informative than what I got from the Physicians I saw in person for my problem.

JulieLockesburg, AR

You have been more help than you know. I seriously don't know what my sisters situation would be today if you had not gone above and beyond just answering my questions.

John and StefanieTucson, AZ

< Previous | Next >

Meet the Experts:

Family Physician

Family Physician

Doctor

2,592 satisfied customers

Emergency Medicine and Family Practice for over 26 years

Dr. Ketch

Dr. Ketch

Board Certified Physician

76 satisfied customers

Medical Degree, Former Assistant Professor at School of Medicine at Yale University

DrRussMD

DrRussMD

Board Certified Physician

51,788 satisfied customers

Internal Medicine--practice all of internal medicine, all ages, family, health, prevention, complementary medicine, etc.

Dr. David

Dr. David

Board Certified Physician

224 satisfied customers

Treat children/young adults, former chief resident, multiple publications

Dr. D. Love

Dr. D. Love

Doctor

18,159 satisfied customers

Family Physician for 10 years; Hospital Medical Director for 10 years.

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Dr Chip (M.D.)

Doctor

16,629 satisfied customers

20 yrs. in practice, including surgery, general medicine, addiction medicine and pain.

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Dr. Arun Phophalia

Doctor

14,303 satisfied customers

MBBS MS. Post doctoral fellowship in Sports Medicine. General surgeon and sports medicine specialist

< Previous | Next >

Related Medical Questions
On March 2nd I has an ESI to my lower back, L5/S1. A few
On March 2nd I has an ESI to my lower back, L5/S1. A few days after I began having the worst charley horses I've ever had. I called my Orthopedic to ask if that was a symptom and they said no. That ni… read more
Dr. David
Dr. David
Radiation Oncology Attending Director
Post-Doctoral Degree
13,238 satisfied customers
Last night my husband got charley horse type pains in his
Last night my husband got charley horse type pains in his legs (thought/inner thigh) he woke up yelling, tried to get up, fell to the floor yelling and was on the floor unable to get up for almost 30'… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,159 satisfied customers
I've had what feels like a charley horse in my right calf
I've had what feels like a charley horse in my right calf since I woke up this morning. Now, about 10 hours later, it seems to be getting worse. Do I need to worry about this?… read more
Dr. Robert
Dr. Robert
Consultant
MBBS
3,621 satisfied customers
I have sharp charley horse type pain with no muscle tension.
I have sharp charley horse type pain with no muscle tension. It starts in back of calf, radiates to outer leg and shoots down to foot and side of Achilles tendon. Had knee effusion last week (73cc's r… read more
Dr. SH
Dr. SH
Board Certified Physician
Doctoral Degree
3,325 satisfied customers
I'm a 81 year old active female. I recently had an
I'm a 81 year old active female. I recently had an Echocardiogram which was normal. Approximately 1 month ago I started having acute pain with the feeling of tightening of the muscles in my upper half… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
Sometimes I get really painful cold aches in my calves,
Sometimes I get really painful cold aches in my calves, sometimes its up into my thighs. When I try to stand up, it hurts really bad that I can barely put weight on them. This happens randomly when I … read more
Dr. R. Bora
Dr. R. Bora
Medical Internist / Senior Resident
Doctoral Degree
1,392 satisfied customers
I get uncontrolled cramping in my toe off and on about every
Hi I get uncontrolled cramping in my toe off and on about every thirty seconds. I can't control the cramping. I can however move my toe during and after cramping. It is just a weird sensation almost a… read more
Dr. German
Dr. German
Self- Employed
Doctoral Degree
3,328 satisfied customers
When I was sleeping I felt a severe pain in my thigh
Hello, When I was sleeping I felt a severe pain in my thigh (Charley horse). I straightened my leg, and it went away, but it came back one more time. When I woke up, it came back, getting gradually wo… read more
DrRussMD
DrRussMD
Board Certified Physician
51,788 satisfied customers
I am cramping in my right leg, below bottom of calf muscle
i am cramping in my right leg, below bottom of calf muscle to just before the top of the ankle bone.It came on almost instantly with no injury that I am aware of. I went to my drug store (rite aid) an… read more
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Dr Chip (M.D.)
Doctor
M.D.
16,629 satisfied customers
Frequent cramps and charley horses, both ankles, calf and
Frequent cramps and charley horses, both ankles, calf and thigh muscles when sleeping, occasional hand and finger cramps.… read more
Vakul Aren
Vakul Aren
Consultant Physician
Post graduation (Liverpool, U.K.)
4,226 satisfied customers
My mother has Addison's disease, diagnosed in 1972. She has
My mother has Addison's disease, diagnosed in 1972. She has recently been taking Prednisone, 10mg, AM and 5 mg HS. Florinef, .1mg every M,W.F. Recent routine labe work showed her potassium to be 6,7, … read more
Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,715 satisfied customers
What are the symptoms of an embolus in a lower leg artery?
What are the symptoms of an embolus in a lower leg artery? There should be some signs " down stream " of the blocked artery such as the capillary beds that the artery or arteries directly feed to, for… read more
Dr. Singh
Dr. Singh
Physician
Doctoral Degree
2,715 satisfied customers
Here lately the mucels in both my legs contort & twist all
Here lately the mucels in both my legs contort & twist all out of shape with great great pain when i try to stretch waking up or in my sleep i come unclued with pain & the veins in my feet get very la… read more
drzachary1
drzachary1
Physician
Doctoral Degree
864 satisfied customers
Here are my symptoms, swollen lower leg, no redness just
Hi there here are my symptoms, swollen lower leg, no redness just enlarged calf and dark brown marking down the front. flesh to front is solid, varicous vain still bumps down outer side of the leg, cr… read more
Dr.tiwari
Dr.tiwari
Associate professor
Master's Degree
2,747 satisfied customers
I've been getting muscle spasms in my legs, bottoms of my
I've been getting muscle spasms in my legs, bottoms of my feet, abs, back...what could this be caused by? I'm not doing any more or less physical activity.… read more
Dr.Sawhney
Dr.Sawhney
Post-Doctoral Degree
6,613 satisfied customers
I had another chest charley horse today, this time in the
I had another chest charley horse today, this time in the heart area and unconnected to physical activity. I've had three others in the past 6 weeks: one after lifting a chair at work, one after doing… read more
Dr. D. Love
Dr. D. Love
Doctor
Doctoral Degree
18,159 satisfied customers
What can I do about 'Charley horses' In my legs& feet. Is
What can I do about 'Charley horses' In my legs& feet. Is this have anything to do with RLS? It is very painfull. I am 75 yrs old. I also experienced the cramps in my lower back. Thank you… read more
Dr. Saha
Dr. Saha
Doctoral Degree
505 satisfied customers
I was disagnosed with asthma after my seasonal allergies
I was disagnosed with asthma after my seasonal allergies turned into bronchitis/sinunitis and then asthma. I took an antibiotic for the bronchitis but the wheezing, coughing, nose running continued af… read more
Dr Chahal
Dr Chahal
Consultant in internal medicine
Bachelor\u0027s Degree
194 satisfied customers
Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Disclaimer: Information in questions, answers, and other posts on this site ("Posts") comes from individual users, not JustAnswer; JustAnswer is not responsible for Posts. Posts are for general information, are not intended to substitute for informed professional advice (medical, legal, veterinary, financial, etc.), or to establish a professional-client relationship. The site and services are provided "as is" with no warranty or representations by JustAnswer regarding the qualifications of Experts. To see what credentials have been verified by a third-party service, please click on the "Verified" symbol in some Experts' profiles. JustAnswer is not intended or designed for EMERGENCY questions which should be directed immediately by telephone or in-person to qualified professionals.

Show MoreShow Less

Ask Your Question

x