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Horrible neck pain, head pain after taking medication for Bronchitis. Should I be concerned?

I was diagnosed with Bronchitis on Friday and given a Z-Pac, Prednisone and Hydrocodone liquid to take. On Monday, I started having horrible neck and head pain and felt much worse which I thought was from the medicine as I just not feeling right . Yesterday, I stopped taking the prednisone although I have 4 days left of medicine and felt a little better however, now my neck and the back of my head hurts terribly. Should I be concerned? I have not run a fever at all.
Asked On : Sun, 23 Dec 2012
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General & Family Physician 's  Response
Dec 2012

Your welcome with your post.
You will definitely need to do a check up. Prednisone has as one of its serious side effects to be high blood pressure whereby you will be having head aches, dizziness, blurred vision etc. Also isolated head ache with no elevated BP is also one of the side effects. If your cough is better now, I will suggest that you stop taking hydrocodone or if still coughing you may continue with your doctor's advice. I suppose that you probably must have completed the doses of z-pak already as it usually 3 days treatment.
I suggest you see your doctor now to control your blood pressure and reevaluate you for the neck and headaches.

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Answered: Mon, 24 Dec 2012
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