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Ive had a really bad cough, nasal congestion and feeling bad for over two weeks - I went to urgent care last Friday, March 1st and they prescribed prednisone, mucinex but now I'm not feeling much better - tried to call my doctors office, left a message but no one has called me back. My question is will the prednisone cause stomach cramps? and I'm very tired, it was an effort to get dressed. I'm not running a temperature and the chest congestion is loose most of the time I can spit some of it up but still rather annoying and at night I can hear a rattle of the right side - do I need to go to urgent care or the emergency room or what?

Doctor's Assistant: How long have you been dealing with the cough? Are you having any other symptoms?

Aboout two weeks with the cough, runny nose or stopped up nose,

Doctor's Assistant: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?

I'm diabetic

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Doctor: Dr Uzair, Doctor replied 5 months ago

Stomach pain can be a side effect of prednisone. Since your symptoms did not improve much over a week time i would say you should followup with your doctor at clinic or go to urgent care as you might need antibiotics for this. You can take tylenol for pain as well. Steam inhalation with menthol drops in it would help.

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