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Posted 9 September at Those of you who had the Prednisone induced hump on upper back is your spine tender in that area? Hi Layne, I have the pred hump and I'm self conscious about it. I started out with 20mg of pred November ' I am now down to 3mg pred and even though I have lost 14lbs the hump is still there. I went for a back massage and I could feel this big lump of fat being pushed up everytime the lady massaged that area.
I felt really embarrassed and I didn't explain what it was either. Like yourself I'm hoping for some answers. Hi Layne, I have this hump, too and I feel I look "deformed". I developed the hump years ago and I hate to ruin your day, but no, it has never gone down, even when I've been off steroids. The only time it has bothered me, is when my dosage was increased to about 40mg or above. Yes, it is, noticeable, but after almost 20 years, I very seldom notice it or even think about it.
You will learn, as times go by, to focus on what you can control, and ignore the little things you can't control; after all, you are still breathing, walking and feeling. Count your blessings, you wake up each morning to either the sun, clouds, rain or snow each day. Good luck to you, as you learn to live with PMR. I developed a mild hump atarted on 25 mg, down to 10 in 6 months, on that for over a year, then 6 months of mg with no tenderness in the spine.
The hump is essentially gone. The chipmunk cheeks persist just enough to flatten out my wrinkles, which is OK with me. Like you, I find it a mystery that a drug can redistribute fat. There are many factors that control how much fat you have, but I'd always thought "fat distribution sites" were genetic. One typical pattern in women is abdominal fat, chubby cheeks, thin legs, and fat at the back of the neck so-called "potato on a stick.
I have always been pear-shaped, but on prednisone I have aquired some characteristics of that shape- fat on the back of the neck, on the face, and in the abdomen. Luckily, I have not gained weight, so this is my own normal fat moving around. Pred makes your body deposit fat in specific places - around your mid-riff, around your face and neck and the buffalo hump on the back of your neck.
Exactly WHY I'm not sure - will have to investigate that! Thanks Flip, I have various spots near my spine that are tender, so I was just wondering. Must have been coincidence that the hump seemed painful. Though about you recently, hope you are staying strong. Hi Layne, I'm doing really well at the moment, thanks for thinking of me. We want the forums to be a useful resource for our users but it is important to remember that the forums are not moderated or reviewed by doctors and so you should not rely on opinions or advice given by other users in respect of any healthcare matters.
This discussion has been locked due to a period of inactivity. Why not start a new discussion? After Prednisone hump on back Posted 9 September at I just wonder if that darn hump caused some kind of odd damage to the nerves???
And then there's the question, why on earth would a drug cause a hump in that spot? Oldest Latest Most Votes. I wonder, too why on earth this drug would cause a hump in this particular area. Should be "fat deposition sites. Mine is gone, but as I mentioned that area is so tender now. Is this true for those who have reduced enough for it to go down. Trying to see if there is a correlation to that area now being tender. Yes, that area was tender - not painful really but it wasn't pleasant to press on it!
I've got the hump, but I don't know that it hurts any more than the rest of me! So glad you are feeling better. Start your own discussion.