• steroids for extreme joint pain

    Asked by sugarbear on Tuesday, April 23, 2013

    steroids for extreme joint pain

    i am currently on zelboraf and have been knocked down with severe joint pain in shoulders and upper extremities -melanoma onco told me i could be put on low dose steroids -anyone had any luck ? side effects? advil not working -have to have help dressing -any advise ?

    3 Answers from the Community

    • Dick_K's Avatar

      While I have been on Zelboraf for 37 months, I never had joint pain that I would call severe. My knees got sore and for me, walking seemed to help over time. Assuming you are at 960mg twice a day, I am aware of a number of people who have gotten relief with a reduction to 720mg twice a day, you might want to also ask your doctor about that as an option to steroids.

      Best of luck with Zelboraf and I hope you can be a long term responder and look back at the joint pain as just an annoyance.

      over 5 years ago
    • Nancebeth's Avatar

      Steroids helped a little bit for me, but I still had a lot of pain. The steroid side effects were mainly bloat and a little weight gain. I found that the pain eased up if I could get moving which was hard some days.

      over 5 years ago
    • Cricket's Avatar

      Hi I am also on zelboraf and am taking 10 mg of prednisone every other day. Initially I was prescribed it for a burning itchy rash on my skin, which it helped tremendously,and my joint aches went away too. I have had no side effects from the prednisone.:)

      over 5 years ago

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