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just got out of hospital. can't type well, sorry. diagnosis: myelitis (viral myalgia). on 800 mg ibuprofen every 8 hrs (4 advil). if doesn't work in a couple days, starting on prednisone.

what's the safety rating for prednisone? nursing 2.9 yr. old and 15 m. old.

ideas on additional treatments?

have high pain tolerance, did nat. childbirth 2x, but this is at a 8-11 on pain scale of 10, affecting all major muscles used to move. can't take care of my babies. can't turn doorknob, put on socks, sit or stand alone. family helping, but i want to heal up fast as possible.

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I don't know about prednisone & nursing... webmd might have some info? I'm having browser issues or I'd have already looked & linked for you
I really honestly can't see 800mg of motrin helping that much.. I used to take that for my arthritis when it got really bad and it's just not THAT good a pain reliever. If it doesn't fix bad knee pain... it's chances against angry inflamed nerves EVERYWHERE isn't so good. Sounds just miserable, any hint on how long you can expect this joy to last (from the docs I mean?) I really hope you get better soon!
 

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thanks. not so worried about the pain; taking the ibuprofen mostly for anti-inflammatory effects. checked hale, thx for link -- should be ok. whew. hopefully won't need it, but not so worried now.
 
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