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Chris continues to have major trouble with her arms (but less so now her legs, although they are a long way from perfection). She's been prescribed Prednisolone 5mg tablets at the rate of 12 per day! She's taken them now for 3 days. They seem to have reduced her swelling (in arms) but she remains in much pain. Has anyone any information on side-effects / results or speed of effect?

They have been prescribed with our planned holiday in mind (depart next Weds 25th); Chris's consultant wants her to go & told us that hopefully the steroids will build her up pre-trip.

She had scans & xrays last week which showeds only a minor amount of fluid in right lung, everything else unchanged, so if we can get her arms sorted it is all systems go!



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Hi Trevor

I'm glad the swelling has at least gone down a bit. You may want to look on the following website for information: www.patient.co.uk/medicine/Prednisolone.htm and this links to the manufacturer's website patient information leaflet: emc.medicines.org.uk/document.aspx?documentId=19307.

Hope that helps and if we don't 'speak' before then have a lovely trip.

All the best


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