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Im gonna start taking methylprednisolone, im scared to take it with all the side effects.?
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Dr. Steven Cohen
Internal Medicine - Allergy
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
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