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Not a big deal: That dose is not too high. Not to worry if it was a one time thing. ...Read more
I take methylpredisolone and I'm always hungry. I'm over weight 245lbs 5"5. What can I do to stop hunger or at least control it?
Stop the methylpred: The steroid is making you hungry and it is difficult to stop those effects without stopping the drug. ...Read more
I have bronchitous and my dot. Gave me methylpredisolone-it makes me sick to my stomach everytime I take it-any suggestions?
On 3rd day of 5day zpak and 6day methylpredisolone. Took for minor sore throat but more to see very sick dad. Want to drink. Feel fine. Yes/no?
Better to heal: When the body is focused on overcoming an illness, I always believe it is best to 'do the right thing' and support the body. Drinking alcohol will work against you, as it is a toxin and could weaken you in a dose-related fashion. Azithromycin (Z-pack) has a long half-life and steroids are serious business. I would recommend to skip the alcohol and if socializing, go for the 'virgin' options. ...Read more
Recently diagnosed with mctd. Worst symptom is red swollen painful hands. On methylpredisolone 2mg daily which helped and plaquinil. Tried to wean off steroid and ended up back on it rheumatologist wants me to start SQ methotrexate. I'm on the fence... an
Mtcd+methotrexate: Hello ~ I assume your indecision, not stated, is having to take MTX is an oncological or anti-cancer drug. MTX is a very good drug (of last resort) and most Rheums won't use it unless they have to. Note that PLAQUANIL has severe side effects on the eye, making frequent eye exams mandatory if taking it. There is no good solution but a good Rheum doc will optimise Rx to LEAST harmful for BEST RESULT. ...Read more
He a "No Share Doc? ": Is your doc not sharing information with you again? Perhaps, he just wants you to call him so he can charge you for a 99441 that he won't even get paid for anyways! HA! The doc should've told you WHEN or under what circumstance to take the medication under. You're on a Medrol (methylprednisolone) pack of some sort? Is it in case something happens? Or doesn't happen? Does it say anything on the label? Call him. ...Read more
Cough: In addition to infectious cause, the 3 most common causes of a chronic cough include asthma, rhinitis, and gastroesophageal reflux. An allergist/immunologist or a primary care physician can help evaluate and diagnose the reason for your chronic cough. You should see a physician if the cough has persisted despite steroids ...Read more
Are you legal age?: Not a great idea, but it's probably ok. It's never a great idea to drink when using potent hormones like corticosteroids as unanticipated and overactive emotional and psychic responses may occur. This is a question that should really be addressed to your subscribing physician as he/she is the doctor who knows you. ..And your constitution...The best. ...Read more
Yes.: No significant interaction. There may be some theoretical concerns with mental function. ...Read more
I took percocet and methyldprednisolone together & body functions have slowed down so much I can't move or think. Should I go to the er? Is it normal?
Be safe: It could be a medication reaction. If you are concerned, you should get it checked out. ...Read more
I used advantan (methylprednislone aceponate) for one week on face and now when I work out the places I have put it they don't get red they remain white?
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
At 36hrs.: It takes 36 hrs for the drug to be less than 10per cent of the dose. But if you mean after long term use, your adrenal glands will be suppressed for a much longer period than after a single dose! ...Read more