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Can I Stop Taking Methylprednisolone If The Pain Is Gone
I am on Medrol (methylprednisolone) for a second time for asthma, and both times after the third day I get really loopy and mentally out of it. Should I stop taking it?
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
Just started taking methylprednisolone 4mg USP doesepack. Very scared to take cause of the side effects I read about. Even suicide. Should I stop it?
Depends..: Why are you taking is important to know.....to answer your query. ...Read more
Methylprednisolone can you stop it midway? I'm on the line where take 3 then 2and 1. But its causing pain to go from normal 2 to 5. Like my regular pain med not working. Only 1 wk trial doc left me.
See details: There is no problem stopping it prematurely especially if you have not improved after the first 3 or 4 days. ...Read more
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?
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
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
Was given depo medrol (methylprednisolone) shot today and supposed to stop taking anti inflammatory 2 weeks prior to surgery. Do I have to postpone now? Surgery 2 1/2 away
Taking methylprednisolone for herniated disc and it says im more prone to infections. How likely am I and will that stop when im off the pack? Thanks
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)?
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
Sudden facial hair growth (i guess due to depomedrol (methylprednisolone) medication).It will stop alone? And shed? Or I have to start waxing them?
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?
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?
Yes: Yes you can but check with your oen doctor first. ...Read more
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
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
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
I'm taking my first day of Medrol (methylprednisolone) and im scared especially with the side effects does the meds work well? What can I expect?
Don't be: Noticeable side effects are more common in elderly and on chronic doses. ...Read more
Yes: Systemic corticosteroid taken on a long term basis can cause muscle wasting and weakness. ...Read more
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
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
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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