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I will tell you that when I was about 5 mos post op and really discouraged that I was flinching on every deep breath from under my breast to my back under my shoulder blades. I also have RA and was having a flare so I received a short low-dose course of Prednisone. It not only helped my hands and knees, my rib pain was GONE. Not better - gone. Now you can’t take it long because it brings osteoporosis along with the miracle of inflammation relief. But if you are having spinal issues And Rib pain, it doesn’t hurt to ask your doc. I had 20 mg to start and tapered down in 4 days to 15 mg for 4 days then 10 then 5 and then 2.5 - dropping every 4 days. you get the idea.

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Thank you for the information. I had my right upper lobe removed 12 years ago and the gave me prednisone. That surgery was so much easier. I will talk to my doctor about that and see what they say. I had surgery in Dec and they don't want to see me until june for a cat scan. I have sent a few questions to her, and get a brief response regarding
pain and cough. I almost feel like an annoyance.