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Took prednisone for aau. Feeling stiffness in neck. History of rheumatoid arthritis. Any advice?

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Posted on Fri, 8 Feb 2013 in Medicines and Side Effects
Question: Dear Dr. I was suffering from AAU for the last 10 days and was taking Prednisone and homide now my eye is ok. But there is lot of stiffness in my neck for the last 4-5 months that goes doen to my backbone though there the pain is not much. I intake sazo 500 and indocap SR daily one. I have a background of Rheumatoid arthritis. Please advise should I increase the intake to twice a day.
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Answered by Dr. Akhilesh Dubey 8 hours later
Hi,
Thanks for sharing your concern on this forum,
I can understand your problem as you have two issues Rheumatoid arthritis and Ulcerative Colitis.
Please let me know your age and how long have you been suffering?

I hope the acute attack of ulcerative colitis must have improved with Prednisone. Are you still taking this drug?

Your neck stiffness and pain may be due to cervical spondylosis and associated muscle spasm. The other possibility is related to your arthritis.

Your medicines are good for your, and the strength of Indocap SR that you are taking can be increased but you can do so after consulting your treating physician.

In the mean time you should use small pillow (2 Inch in height), use hot fomentation and apply local analgesic gel like diclofenac gel in your neck. These measures should help provide relief.

Hope this information helps you . Awaiting your response to clarify in detail.

Regards.

Dr. Akhilesh Dubey M.D.

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