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I am suffering from trapezium spasm since 1 month I am taking medrol tablets, zerodol and gabapin 300. But the pain is not gone. I have pain in my upp?
RELAPSES: IV Solumedrol (methylprednisolone) in appropriate dosing over 3 days has reversed relapses in most of my patients, but NOT always. Where poor outcomes have occurred, have used Acthar (ACTH) instead. Other choices include plasmapheresis, and if pregnant, IVIG. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can i cut the medrol dose pack in half ? ie... still take it every day as recommended yet cut each daily dose in half?
Depends on what for!: It truly depends on what you are injecting it for. Some joints injections last long time. Carpal rtunnel, months. Nerve block, may be years if first successful. Can't really say unless specific problem is stated. ...Read more
100 hours: The half life ( time to get rid of 50% of the drug in your system) is approximately 20 hours. Normally after 5 half lives the level has dropped to 3% and is having little effect on your system. ...Read more
No: Although Medrol dose pack is a steroid (methylprednisolone) and has 21 tablets, it is only taken for a finite time and is unlikely to have you gain weight. Patients who take steroids chronically (long continuous duration) are at risk for gaining weight and to have other side effects. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Possibly: Possibly, but use of the "dose pack" is controversial. ...Read more
Be sure to get: An x-ray .This may make a diagnosis and reveal which treatment is best. ...Read more
I had a depo-Medrol injection two weeks ago. I did really well the week. Now doesn't seem to be helping.I thought it stayed in your system for 6 wks?
Results vary: You did not really say where you had the injection or what it was for but results with steroid injections vary. If it was an intramuscular injection to calm down your asthma then it would only be expected to last for a week or two. If it was a joint injection for arthritis then it could relieve the pain for up to 3 months. Even this is variable and people have different results. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
T2diabetic, diet & exercise controlled. 2 days off Medrol (methylprednisolone) series. Still getting elevated BG of 103 to 140. Was under 100. To be expected? No wt. gain
Yes: Methylprednisolone or other steroid can cause elevation of blood glucose, with effect lasting up to one week after the last dose. If you have persistent hyperglycemia, with fasting blood glucose greater than 100 mg/dL, or 2 hour postprandial blood glucose greater than 140 mg/dL, he may need to consult your physician to adjust your diabetic medication. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer