Hi I have been on pred for 3 1/2 months and in the afternoon I tend to feel like my neck and chest are tight and I get a dry cough, wondered if any one else gets this. Thanks
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I did develop a dry cough for awhile but honestly didn't know (and still don't) exactly what caused it~~but it passed. I've been on methylprednisolone since August 2019...I've not experienced any tightness on a regular basis. Don't know if this helps...I only have my own short story to reflect on. Do you lie down when you get that tightness? Maybe your muscles need a break. I wish you well~~
Oh gosh, that’s a high dose, that could be the reason.... the side effects can be numerous. I hope things calm down for you as soon as you are permitted a lower dose.
My blood pressure was always great until steroids.... now my doctor wants me on BP pills, but I want to monitor it for a bit and change my diet and exercise more, ( I know high BP is a silent killer ) but steroids are tough on the body also. My doctor agreed for me to monitor it weekly until April, I’m hoping to be down under 5 mg of preds by then. Hang in there Willow, I’m thinking about you , this forum is so important.
Just a thought are you taking Alendronic Acid in any form? When I first started on prednisolone I was put on Fosamax (AA) and after a couple of weeks I developed this strangled feeling which I was told was an oesophagal reaction to the Alendronic Acid and I had to stop immediately. Well worth checking it with your GP or Rheumatologist.
I'm on Prednisone almost 6 months now and have had several episodes of chest pains. Went to a cardiologist and all was OK. Will be seeing him soon for a followup. I still on occasion get her sharp pain that lasts a few minutes. I try to relax and breath deeply. It's scary. Almost called for an ambulance recently.
But did the cardiologist see you during an episode? Paroxysmal arrythmias will cause that sort of thing but no sign of them between times. If they last quarter of an hour or so you should call an ambo for chest pain - they carry an ECG so have a far better chance of catching some evidence. They might not if they are only 5 mins though - then you need a long term monitor you wear for days at a time.