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Body Ache Medication Or Disease?
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I am curious if anyone is suffering from overall body ache, almost like a flu feeling. I have enphyzema stage 4 and on Symbicort, Sprivia & 5 mg prednisone. I have been suffering more SOB which has me using more 02. Prescribed for exercertion & night. Once I get up and move my stats drop to 86-88. Could 02 cause body ache? Thanks

posted June 3, 2017
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A MyCOPDTeam Member

It is my opinion that when your 02 is low, it can cause pain. I have noticed that I will get aches in my shoulders or get a headache .

posted June 7, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Hope it worked? I've also found that taking a magnesium supplement prevents the awful leg cramps.

posted June 12, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I was a nurse, for 40 yrs,and I am in the same boat you are.My O2sats drop into the 70s-80s with exertion.I am Stage 4 COPD,Chronic asthmatic bronchitis,and emphezema.Usind O2 at night and with exertion.O2 does not cause body aches.Could be the Prednisone.Also if you take any kind of cholesterol lowering medication, that is your most likely culprit.I quit taking my lipitor,and switched to pravachol,for just that reason.Let your Dr know,and he will give you an alternate.With Prednisone comes weight gain.Could be causing achiness with added weight.Hope I helped

posted June 4, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

Yes I'm in the same boat!

posted August 5, 2017
A MyCOPDTeam Member

I'm going to try magnesium with the hope that it will help

posted June 12, 2017

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