Can anyone advise?
6 weeks ago I woke up with terrible shoulder pain, which eased once I’d been up for a couple of hours.
After a week of this the pain worsened and is now fairly constant, keeps me awake all night and in agony much of the time.
Casualty doc diagnosed probable frozen shoulder but this was overturned by orthopaedic doc at GP surgery who says it’s a pinched nerve in neck.
I live in Spain - health service here wonderful in many ways but they prescribe drugs like smarties so I always check prescriptions before taking.
He prescribed Oxycontin, which I won’t take as it’s highly dangerously addictive, and 28 day tapering course of oral prednisone starting on 60mg daily.
I have cut the prednisone start dose to 45mg and am stopping after 10 days, tapering to avoid side effects/withdrawals - I have to do all this without medical guidance as docs attitude here is very much “do what I say or you’re on your own” 🤷🏼♀️
My questions are -
1/ Has anyone taken short or long course prednisone for pinched nerve? Please share your experience of effectiveness, side effects and withdrawals?
2/ Can anyone recommend a standard dosage prednisone treatment for pinched nerve??
Sorry, am of course aware you are not doctors! But I really have no choice but to seek advice from others who’ve been in similar situation.
Thank you so much 🤷🏼♀️
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