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Is it ok to be put on the medrol dose pack more then twice? It seems to help for the time & then once finished my pain is back where it started. I'm awaiting my appointment with pain management. I was going to see if my PCP would prescribe another medrol

Is it ok to be put on the medrol dose pack more then twice? It seems to help for the time & then once finished my pain is back where it started. I'm awaiting my appointment with pain management. I was going to see if my PCP would prescribe another medrol

Medrol (methylprednisolone) D pack limits: Hello. Can't keep taking Medrol (methylprednisolone) Dose packs back to back. Oral steroids are not without risks ( diabetes, osteoporosis, weight gain, glaucoma, cataracts, fluid retention, depressed metabolism, mood swings, etc.). Your upcoming visit with pain management should help you manage these back pain attacks with treatments which will cause you the least amount of harm for BOTH the short and long term. ...Read more

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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Inflammation inner ear giving 6 day 4mg medrol dose pack took 4 of 6 first day and stopped bad side effects will i be ok stopping early been28 hours?

Inflammation inner ear giving 6 day 4mg medrol dose pack took 4 of 6 first day and stopped bad side effects will i be ok stopping early been28 hours?

Call doctor: High dose of steroid may induce side effects (insomnia, GI upset, anxiety etc). The question is whether without it you may end up with permanent damages. Thus you need to contact the doctor to tell him about the side effects and see if there may be alternatives. ...Read more

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Is it safe to take Medrol Dose pack for rhinitis medicamentosa after also being diagnosed with gastric ulcers via endoscopy? I am taking Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) DR.

Is it safe to take Medrol Dose pack for rhinitis medicamentosa after also being diagnosed with gastric ulcers via endoscopy? I am taking Dexilant (dexlansoprazole) DR.

Use nasal steroid: I would advise a course of potent nasal topical steroid spray, such as Nasonex, (mometasone) Rhinocort, Flonase, etc used scheduled twice per day for a month over systemic oral steroids (even for a short oral course). The topical steroid spray will be more effective and safer for gastric ulcer disease. Also abstain completely from Afrin (oxymetazoline) while on steroid spray treatment and avoid in future. ...Read more

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Have neck pain for 16 days. Doctor gave me naprosyn (naproxen) but hasn't helped pain. Would a Medrol dose pack help or does it have same effect as naprosyn (naproxen)?

Have neck pain for 16 days. Doctor gave me naprosyn (naproxen) but hasn't helped pain. Would a Medrol dose pack help or does it have same effect as naprosyn (naproxen)?

Different effect : A Medrol (methylprednisolone) dose pack is a steroid, that's a very potent anti-inflammatory. If naprosyn's not working, you need to find the cause of the problem. Best is to see an osteopathic physician, who can do a full osteopathic examination of your neck and spine, and provide treatment of your neck to reduce pain . She s/he will diagnose, and order additional tests and labs as needed. ...Read more

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I'm currently on a medrol dose pack for the second time d/t a MVA about a month ago. I have a prickly/tingling sensation that goes down my left arm along with a achy feeling in my elbow that goes to my thumb & hand. It's going to be a month until I can se

I'm currently on a medrol dose pack for the second time d/t a MVA about a month ago. I have a prickly/tingling sensation that goes down my left arm along with a achy feeling in my elbow that goes to my thumb & hand. It's going to be a month until I can se

It can be neck nerve: This can be a pinched nerve in the neck such as the 5th cervical nerve. You can discuss with your physicians about seeing a neurologist. In the meantime use a neck pillow to help the neck, consider seeing physical therapy about neck therapy and traction. We don't have information on the type of imaging you have and like an MRI. ...Read more

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Nasal congestion and pressure for two weeks now( happened after having work done on house and cleaning) No drainage at all.Nasonex made me feel more congested after one use only. Doctor gave medrol dose pack 4mg 21 pills and still congested.Any idea?

Nasal congestion and pressure for two weeks now( happened after having work done on house and cleaning) No drainage at all.Nasonex made me feel more congested after one use only. Doctor gave medrol dose pack 4mg  21 pills and still congested.Any idea?

Sinus infection?: If you have a sinus infection, the problem would not go away with nasal steroid (which takes several days of use to get optimal results) or even Medrol. I am wondering also why you have been on low dose Augmentin (amoxicillin and clavulanate) for the past year since this only encourages the growth of resistant bacteria. Perhaps a CT sinus should be considered. ENT consult? ...Read more

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Rhinitis( swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids( medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Rhinitis( swollen nasal passages). Oral steroids( medrol dose pack did not help much. Will nasal steroids not work then if oral ones did not help much?

Depends: If 40-60 mg of prednisone daily fails to help after 2-3 days, nasal steroid will not likely work. but still worth a try. Consult an allergist if problem persists. By the way, I recall having answered some of your questions recently. ...Read more

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While on 2 ltrs of oxygen, my o 2 sats are 90.What is the treatment? Meds are flowvent 250, singulair, (montelukast) albuterol, atrovent, Medrol dose pack

While on 2 ltrs of oxygen, my o 2 sats are 90.What is the treatment? Meds are flowvent 250, singulair, (montelukast) albuterol, atrovent, Medrol dose pack

Context: It matters a lot to know more about your condition. Do you have COPD and use oxygen on a chronic basis? Or is this an asthma attack and you're in a hospital receiving treatment? Do you have a pulmonary embolism? Do you suffer from heart failure? ...Read more

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Dr. Shari Jackson
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Medrol (Definition)

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