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Joint Replacements | Last Active: Mar 1 7:17am | Replies (6)

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Not yet - according to my ortho surgeon, you and I are in the "unlucky 10%" of arthritis patients with elbows affected. So far injections , stretch & strengthen and caution have worked for me.
Good luck maaking it to 6 weeks...

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Sue not sure where to post this but the question if about Prednisone.
I believe I read that you have had ear problems in the past.
I had Covid for the first time this month and per my UT Tyler pulmonologists direction, I took Paxlovid. Was too frightened not to with the BE. I believe it, the Paxlovid, did help in bringing up and out a very light yellow/green mucus.
Since finishing the Paxlovid for the Covid I had a temporary mild shooting pain in the ear which has come and gone quickly. However my one ear feels like it is “clogged.” Had congestion in the nostril for a few days…that is not happening any longer….no longer feel like there is gunk in my nostrils that needs to be blown out. However because I do have a feeling of my ear being “clogged” since the Covid and Paxlovid I went to a ENT (Ear only, specialist) and he indicated fluid/inflammation in the Eustachian tube. He has suggested Afrin Nasal Spray, Saline Nasal Spray and Prednisone. I asked if I could use a Netti Pot instead of the Saline Nasal Spray, he O.K’d that.
I am not on Anti-biotics for infections at this time nor any other medications.
I do the Vest and 7% saline solution 2x a day….missed a couple of times this week due to just learning how to handle it all with consideration for things that come up some days that affect ones time in the day and causes me to be off track.
I will probably start the Afrin and the Netti Pot in the next day or two however I am holding off on the Prednisone. I also want to let my UT pulmonologist understand what is going on and the suggestion of the Prednisone before I start it.
Sue with your experiences, understandings etc. what is your opinion/belief and thoughts about the Afrin/Netti Pot and mostly Prednisone for the ENT's diagnosis and prescription for the problem?