I have been on pred since Dec 12 and am down to 11mgs now. What I have noticed is that since a bad virus in January, I have been getting a very bunged up feeling especially when I lie down. mostly it is phlegm running down the back of my throat but now my ears seem to be blocking up too. GP gave me anti biotics for sinusitis in Feb but I am still having increasing problems as these feelings are interfering with what is already very patchy sleep. Is this a side effect of Pred or do I need to see an ENT specialist?
When I saw my Rheumatologist last Saturday, because I reported some pain that I thought was probably withdrawal pain, he said he wanted me to take an extra painkiller/anti-inflammatory to make it easier for me to get the Pred down. I wasn't sure of the logic but agreed to give it a try. I am however, experiencing a lot of side effects like water retention, indigestion, etc. and I am not even sure that I want to be on any more drugs. The Pred seems enough to deal with. I can stand the withdrawal pain as long as it doesn't last forever! has anyone else taken Nabumetone?