Is this soft swelling between my collarbones caused by Pred? I think it probably is but would like reassurance as ‘shielding’ gives you loads of time to dwell on things and worry! I am now on 6 mgs. Thankyou
Is this lump caused by Pred?: Is this soft swelling... - PMRGCAuk
I have soft lump in same place and at sides of neck. Have had it from the start and it seems to get smaller or more pronounced, but I haven't a clue why it varies. I suspect it is pred or inflammation of PMR ?????
Like Conundrum I mentioned it to Rheumy, who didn't seem perturbed, so I too will be interested to know the outcome of your chat with GP. I also developed a large hump at the back of neck. It was sudden and like a pillow! My GP told me that pred was the cause. This went away as I tapered, but the dwellings on sides and in front of the neck are still there at 6.5mgs.
It would be a good idea to check with Dr. I have a fairly large area of tissue between collar bones and it turned out to be a nodule on my thyroid . Fortunately not malignant , but I am being kept under review. Even in this difficult time for our medics it is important not to leave things that could need attention .I have been on pred for 3 years 6 months and have just had to go back up from 4 mg to 8 mg due to what I think is a flare .
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When I had an ultrasound on my saliva glands a few years ago they mentioned I had a cyst on my throid gland but when I asked my GP about they said there was nothng to worry about. Since then I've met about 5 other women with PMR who also have a cyst on their thyroid. Coincidence or not, I don't know
It could be a lipoma..a benign fatty tumor. They are usually smaller than yours, but I've
developed several larger ones, the largest under my right breast. It took several doctors
and mammograms to figure it out. I had one on each lower shin which had to be removed, because they were pressing on the muscle and causing pain when I walked.
I also have some internally around my spine. They can be a result of prednisone.
You should definitely get someone to examine and palpate it to put your mind at
rest, Be well.
I also have a fatty lump between my collarbones,but mine developed before PMR and steroids. I was living in Spain at the time and the Dr there sent me for a "Nuclear Scan" of my neck area. They decided it was a benign nodule on my Thyroid, so I should get yours checked out ASAP. I was advised to keep a check on it and if it caused any problems, with eating etc. to go back for further investigations.
It is something that has been worrying me too as I have the same swelling. Going to ask my GP about it tomorrow in telephone consultation and will report back. I must say though that it is somewhat reassuring to hear there are a number of ladies with the same thing. Hopefully it will just be another side effect of the preds or part of the illness itself.
I am having blood tests in the morning following my GP telephone appointment today. Please let me know how you get on. As you say it is reassuring that several others have the same and have been told its the Pred. (I actually still think its the Pred even though the doctor thinks thyroid) I Look forward to hearing your outcome.
Ì spoke with my GP today who said it sounded like inflamation and could be arthritis or possibly caused by the pred. I will just keep an eye on it and hopefully it will go away as I taper. I 'm on 12.5mg at present. I have been putting ice on it from time to time which seems to take the swelling down a bit. I will be interested to hear your results Vaggers and if it is to do with your thyroid.
Does your swelling look similar to mine? My GP just felt mine was thyroid related. I have had loads of blood tests and plan to ring my GP next week for the results. I will, of course, let everyone know. I am on 6 mgs at the moment and planning to go down to 5& half on Saturday. (I still think its the pred but we will see)
I have this too,both sides of shoulders and in the middle.
I have an under active thyroid,so just thought it was the preds causing the lumps.
I also have the hump on the back of my neck!
Moon face,a lot a lot of weight on and around my top half,swollen body in general!
Still in a lot of discomfort if I carry or over do things at work,but feeling a lot better in my new job here in Worthing.
Wishing you all the very best when you see your GP.
And looking forward to hearing how you got on soon.