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A 40-year-old female asked:

my migraines & chronic inflammation felt much better on medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pk. will the positive effects wear off as soon as the med is finished?

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Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Probably: What is the source of the inflammation? In general, corticosteroids will help a chronic process but will not cure it. Therefore, the symptoms will return if it is discontinued.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Neurology 52 years experience
Nonspecific response: Do you have a diagnosis of why you have "chronic inflammation"? Regardless, steroids are nonspecific and can quell both migraines and inflammation temporarily, but not permanent problem for most conditions. Besides, plenty of successful therapies out there to stop migraine headaches, did anyone suggest seeing a neurologist?
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
Might suggest occult sinusitis as trigger for the migraine, or even cervical spondylosis!
Jun 22, 2013

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