• Anne-Marie Anne-Marie
    January 24, 2010
    prednisone for migraines with subsequent muscle pain
    Anne-Marie Anne-Marie
    January 24, 2010

    I have had a migraine for 7 days now. My neurologist prescribed a 4-day course of prenisone 20mg. After taking the first dose I've been experiencing horrible muscle pain. What is causing this? Is it normal; do I need to seek treatment?



  • Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    January 30, 2010
    Nancy Harris Bonk
    Health Guide
    January 30, 2010

    Hi Anne-Marie,


    Your Migraine pain has gone on way too long and needs to be stopped. A single Migraine that lasts 72 hours or longer with less than a solid four-hour pain-free period, while awake, is termed status Migrainous. You should see your doctor or go to the emergency room if a Migraine lasts that long. See Status Migrainous - The Basics for more information.


    Clearly your pain has gone on longer, so please get medical attention right away.


    And yes, muscle pain is a potential side effect that should be mentioned to your doctor right away.


    Good luck and let me know how you are feeling, ok?



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