As I reported here I was whisked off to hospital with an with a suspected heart attack. It now seems that it was most probably an Oesophageal Spasm, a condition I had never heard of. It feels as though you've swallowed a brick and it's stuck, this can cause pain radiating along the jaw line and sometimes the arms. The GP who diagnosed this was sure that Prednisalone was the culprit here. I have always taken it on a lined stomach but was not taking Omeprazole because of the listed side effects when I read them a year ago. He told me that I could get ulcers and other damage from the steroids. I have also noticed more heartburn symptoms ( not something I was prone to before.)
So I have now been prescribed Omeprazole twice a day. I wondered if in an effort to reduce I had been making more use of1mg Pred. Tablets that are, I understand, uncoated.
I thought I'd share this symptom as I found it pretty frightening and had no idea that Pred. Could cause it.