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Doctor insights on: Can I Stop Taking Methylprednisolone If The Pain Is Gone

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Dr. Marc Lorber
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Methylprednisolone (Definition)

Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, ...Read more


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Can you tell me how long after starting methylprednisolone, will the itching stop?

Can you tell me how long after starting methylprednisolone, will the itching stop?

No enough info: Itching from what cause? What dose od Medrol (methylprednisolone) are you taking? One cannot answer your question without specifics. ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone 4mg 21 tablets. On day two for shoulder inflammation. Making me feel horrible and low grade temp. Can I stop taking it cold turkey?

Methylprednisolone 4mg 21 tablets. On day two for shoulder inflammation. Making me feel horrible and low grade temp. Can I stop taking it cold turkey?

Yes: Especially if it is making you miserable. There are safer and perhaps even more effective treatment for a right shoulder pain than 4 mg methylprednisone. Have you try oral or even topical NSAID (Rx)? If this a persistent problem, consult an orthopedist for advice. ...Read more

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Taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) 6day pk. Since 1st dose, EXTREME hunger, empty pit feeling in stomach. Becoming disturbing it's so bad. Is this normal? Will it stop?

Taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) 6day pk. Since 1st dose, EXTREME hunger, empty pit feeling in stomach. Becoming disturbing it's so bad. Is this normal? Will it stop?

Yes it will stop: Steroids have many side effects, in the short term like the ones you are taking the most common side effects are weight gain with increase appetite, change in your mood and insomnia. Most of the side effects can be present with higher doses, and most of these short term side effects will resolved once you discontinue the medicine. Different to what can happen with the prolonged side effects... ...Read more

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Will I have withdrawals from taking the first six pills together of a medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg pack today if I stop taking them? The pills made me feel very itchy.

Will I have withdrawals from taking the first six pills together of a medrol (methylprednisolone) 4mg pack today if I stop taking them? The pills made me feel very itchy.

Already answered?: But will repeat - highly unlikely that Medrol (methylprednisolone) is causing your itching. If you are on a Medrol (methylprednisolone) dospak however, it is unlikely to get a withdrawal problem from such a short term use- a few people do feel tired for a couple of days if they had experienced a stimulant effect from Medrol (methylprednisolone)- more a let-down then a withdrawal. ...Read more

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I was taking 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack had to stop due to stomach flu Can I take the remaining 11 pills (3 x 2 days, 2 x 2 days, 1 x 1 day)?

I was taking 4mg Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack had to stop due to stomach flu Can I take the remaining 11 pills (3 x 2 days, 2 x 2 days, 1 x 1 day)?

Yes, but: If delay was >2 days, and are not having worsening symptoms from what got you put on the Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack, then probably do not need to. If symptoms worse, may need to call Dr to get new pack to restart taper for benefit. ...Read more

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Help! Was in ER with respiratory issues. Given solumedrol (methylprednisolone) via IV @ 8pm last night. Terrible headache since. Normal? When should it stop? Its almost 24hrs

Help! Was in ER with respiratory issues. Given solumedrol (methylprednisolone) via IV @ 8pm last night. Terrible headache since. Normal? When should it stop? Its almost 24hrs

Exam: Headache is always difficult to evaluate online. It is not really that common after a steroid injection and the severity and duration warrant prompt evaluation by a practitioner in an office or an er. Sorry for the inconvenience. ...Read more

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My doctor gave me Flonase but 2nd doctor told me to stop and use methylprednisolone. I now have nasal polyp and headache. Should I use Flonase again?

My doctor gave me Flonase but 2nd doctor told me to stop and use methylprednisolone. I now have nasal polyp and headache. Should I use Flonase again?

Nasal Polyp: Using the flonase will not hurt you, but the only effective treatment for nasal polyps is removal by an ENT. Then following a consistent routine of using a nasal steroid spray will help to slow the re-growth of any new polyps. ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone tab 4mg, 1st day, all 6 tablets may be taken as one dose. Its its all most 10pm is this going to make me sick taking all 6?

Methylprednisolone tab 4mg, 1st day, all 6 tablets may be taken as one dose. Its its all most 10pm is this going to make me sick taking all 6?

Methylprednisolone: Steroids can cause insomnia, heart racing, anxiety and mania. It's better to take Medrol (methylprednisolone) in the am but if you need to take the Methylprednisolone take the minimal amount at night and the remaining dose in the morning. ...Read more

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Is a fast heartbeat normal after taking methylprednisolone?

Is a fast heartbeat normal after taking methylprednisolone?

Side-effects: Rapid heat rate or palpitations can be side-effects of methylprednisolone. Other more serious cardiac side-effects can occur but are much less common. ...Read more

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I'm gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

I'm gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?

Significant illness: The side effects of steroids are seen more commonly if the dose is high and the duration is long. Discuss the reason for steroids with your doctor. You must have a significant underlying disease requiring aggressive treatment. The end point of not taking steroids might be far more serious than the potential side effects of the medication. Try for low dose and every other day if possible. ...Read more

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If I stopped taking methylprednisolone 4mg tablet pack on three days ago is it still in my system?

Yes: It's effect on your system depends on how long you been on the methylprednisolone. After more than three weeks you need to withdraw it slowly. It also depends on why you taking it and what are the other circumstances of your health. ...Read more

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I am taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) since yesterday and I have cheast disconfort and taquicardia is it normal? Have I suspend it?

I am taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) since yesterday and I have cheast disconfort and taquicardia is it normal? Have I suspend it?

Not med, see Dr: Not likely an effect of the medicine, possibly what is being treated, but should see your Doctor to be sure isn't something serious. ...Read more

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What will happen to me if I drop daily dose of 24mg to 0mg suddenly without proper tapering while taking medrol (methylprednisolone)?

What will happen to me if I drop daily dose of 24mg to 0mg suddenly without proper tapering while taking medrol (methylprednisolone)?

Depends: The tapering of steroids like Medrol (methylprednisolone) is necessary when itwas being taken for a long period and high doses. Abrupt cessation after such a scenario can compromise your kidneys among other things. A short course can generally forego tapering but only on the recommendation of your physician. ...Read more

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Will taking Methylprednisolone 500mg for my MS hinder my bodybuilding?

Will taking Methylprednisolone 500mg for my MS hinder my bodybuilding?

Yes: Systemic corticosteroid taken on a long term basis can cause muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more

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Is methylprednisolone safe?

Is methylprednisolone safe?

Always risks: Most of the time for sort term use, they are safe. Steroids have many side effects that are usually related to the size of the dose and duration of treatment including weight gain, thin skin, fragile blood vessels, increased risk of diabetes mellitus, thin bones and bone fractures, increased risk of heart attack and stroke, etc. ...Read more

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Methylprednisolone, should I stay out of sun?

Methylprednisolone, should I stay out of sun?

Not from drug: Photo sensitivity or sun related problems are rare with methylprednisolone. This is a treatment for many diseases which can become worse on sunlight. For the medication itself you do not need to take special precautions. It is always a good idea to use sunscreen if you expect significant sun exposure. ...Read more

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What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

What does it feel like to take methylprednisolone?

Depends on dose!: Large doses (greater than 10 mg acutely), are likely to to initially make you feel wired, or energized! Larger doses will affect the brain more. Steroids should be taken in the morning. If taken before sleep, you will not sleep well! ...Read more

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Please describe the medication: methylprednisolone?

Please describe the medication: methylprednisolone?

Anti inflammatory: Methylprednisolone (medrol) is a steroid. It's in the same family as Prednisone but is a bit more potent. Medrol (methylprednisolone) is used to treat a variety of acute and chronic inflammatory conditions such as asthma, gout, and rheumatoid arthritis. Medrol (methylprednisolone) like other steroids have many side effects especially if used long term. Common ones: weight gain, osteoporosis, diabetes, and infections. ...Read more

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Has anyone ever taken Medrol or methylprednisolone?

Yes: This medication is given for many reasons. It can help with allergic reactions, inflammation, pain. It can have side effects of fluid retention, insomnia, or feeling irritable. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Pack
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Medrol (Definition)

Medrol is a corticosteroid which is a kind of ...Read more