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    Side Effects of Prednisone:
    Anon_22944 posted:
    I am currently taking a high dose of prednisone, started at 60mg daily for 7 days. Then reducing it by 5mg. each week, as of now I am taking 50mg. daily. I am taking this medication for Polymyalgia rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis. My question is this; can a side effect of this medication cause severe flatulence and bad intestinal pains.? I've always passed a lot of gas, but nothing like I do now since taking the prednisone. Thank you.


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