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Unread 11-27-2012, 09:52 AM   #1
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Does anyone else on Prednisone keep hurting their ribs? I've have about 3 or 4 rib injuries in the past year and they each take few weeks to heal. Starting to get very annoying.
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Unread 11-27-2012, 05:47 PM   #2
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Pred leads to osteoporosis...
Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplements are thus highly recommended.
Bone densitometry is also advisable every 2 years.
What precaution do you take?
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Unread 11-27-2012, 07:21 PM   #3
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Pred leads to osteoporosis...
Calcium and Vitamin D3 supplements are thus highly recommended.
Bone densitometry is also advisable every 2 years.
What precaution do you take?
Maurice.
Calcium, Vit D and, Fosimax when I remember. It doesn't feel like the bone though. My ribs keep moving anytime I push against something and it feels like torn cartridge. Could that be from Prednisone, too?
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Unread 11-27-2012, 08:26 PM   #4
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I'm not on Pred but Maurice is right about what it does to the bones. And cartilage. What has your doctor said about all this?

Did they take x-rays to determine what's going on?

Some people have MG and a connective tissue disease. If you show any other signs of one, you might want to consult with a rheumatologist.

Also, Pred is an anti-prostaglandin. You may want to think about adding good omega's (promoting good prostaglandins) into your diet, like olive oil, flax, etc.

I hope you can figure it out and find some relief.

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Unread 11-28-2012, 01:46 PM   #5
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Have you had a fall where you injured your ribs in the past?

I have been on prednisone for about 2 1/2 years and as a result have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I recently started having tremendous pain in my lower back and after an exam by an orthopedic doctor found out that I have compression fractures in two vertebrae. I have not had an injury to my back recently but have had many falls over the last three years. All I can figure out is that area of my bones is the weakest area and that's the cause.

I agree that it would be a good idea to have an x-ray of your ribs and have a bone scan to determine more information. Maybe the x-ray will reveal if you have a damaged cartridge issue.

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Unread 11-28-2012, 03:48 PM   #6
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I sure hear how worried you are. My opinion is just that, an opinion. I would not take prednizone for all the tea in china. If my life was in jeopardy, such as swelling of lips, tounge, throat, then I would agree, I am alergic to bee stings. However, the drug in general is really hard on a person. I also had to take it for a trial study in the 80's for an auto immune responce that got out of hand. Please ask your doc. if there is anything else you can do. I will keep you in my prayers. ginnie
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HELLO ALL!I WAS DOING FINE ON PRED - UNTIL CYCLSPORINE WAS ADDED - THEN ALL HECK BROKE LOOSE!!!!
LOST 6 INCHES DUE TO BACK FRACTURES - OSTEO IS STILL BAD, BAD, BAD.....DON'T KNOW WHY IT HAPPENED LIKE THAT.....WAS TAKING FORTEO, VITAMIN D (50,000 UNITS)ETC. I STILL BELIEVE IT WAS THE CYCLO THAT PUSHED ME OVER THE EDGE...HATE PRED, THO!
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Hi There,
I broke five ribs at one time, don't even remember what I was doing at the time. However, I was on prednisone at the time. Be careful not to do things like lifting etc. while on that drug. Take care
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Have you had a fall where you injured your ribs in the past?

I have been on prednisone for about 2 1/2 years and as a result have been diagnosed with osteoporosis. I recently started having tremendous pain in my lower back and after an exam by an orthopedic doctor found out that I have compression fractures in two vertebrae. I have not had an injury to my back recently but have had many falls over the last three years. All I can figure out is that area of my bones is the weakest area and that's the cause.

I agree that it would be a good idea to have an x-ray of your ribs and have a bone scan to determine more information. Maybe the x-ray will reveal if you have a damaged cartridge issue.

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I was actually trying to lift something and found I was holding the object against an almond that fell into my shirt pocket. Good new is it doesn't hurt as much. Bad news is it pops any time I touch that spot.
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Still doesn't sound right. I would imagine that when it pops that's got to hurt. That's like me saying my back only hurts when I move.

I still think it wouldn't hurt to have it looked at. Don't mean to preach about it but it sounds like that's just what I'm doing. Sorry.

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