What is the difference between Prednisone and Methylprednisolone?

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by Sandyz, Jun 4, 2009.

  1. Sandyz

    Sandyz New Member

    I went to the orthopedic doctor today for very bad arm and shoulder pain. He put me on methylprednisolone. Is that the same as regular prednisone or different? I have taken Prednisone(the week long dose) before and it really settles my pain down. I am hopeful this will help my pain but leary about possible side-effects.