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Feels Like Growing Pains!

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#1 summer


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Posted 26 August 2007 - 09:33 PM

I have started my first dose of Prednisolone this morning which my rheumatologist has prescribed for a short course for me ( and yes I am aware of all the risks).

About lunch time I have noticed pains in my shins, achilles area stopping at the calf, on both legs, I am also very SOB today. It feels like growing pains.

Has anyone experienced this?

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Posted 26 August 2007 - 10:43 PM

Hi, Celia

I have been experiencing similar pains, and I have never taken prednisolone. The tendons in my lower legs are feeling tight and pulled, the muscles are feeling heavy, as if gravity has extra pull, and my skin feels tight, itchy and thick, plus more hair is going from my shins. I have similar feelings in my wrists and forearms. If I turn my arms straight up from my elbows, they feel extra heavy and achy, the same as the lower legs. This been going on for several weeks, actually. I have also been experiencing shortness of breath after mild exertion. My general practitioner ordered a chest xray at my Monday appointment. Still waiting for results.
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Posted 27 August 2007 - 07:27 AM

Hmmm this is interesting. I am not on predisone, but for the past 2 weeks I have been having these pains, muscle weakness etc. I mentioned last night to my family that I normally don't start hurting like this until winter. Our weather is cooling down a bit but still in the high 80's during the day.

It never ceases to amaze me how we all seem to follow a very similar pattern in our sx.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:15 AM

Hello All
Birdman is experiencing the same soreness in his arms and hands. I didn't know what it was but he has had it now for about two weeks. He said it hurts to wave and to pick up even a glass of water. He goes for his 5th infusion this Friday. We aren't seeing any improvment yet but the doctor said maybe we will after the 6th infusion.
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Posted 28 August 2007 - 05:29 AM

Thank you for dropping ina nd letting us know what is going on!

Good luck this Friday and hopefully the dr is right.

I'll keep you both in my thoughts.

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Posted 28 August 2007 - 06:18 AM

i sometimes have pains in my shins and feet, arms always feel heavey,ifeel at times some one or something is trying to fold me up its a strange feeling its like im fighting to stay straight , and some times I can't walk I just thought this is normal I mentioned to my doctor but she seemed unconcerned jaxsxx
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