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Epidural Steroid Injections Using Depo Medrol

Has anyone had issues after receiving a spinal epidural injection (Epidural Steroid Injection or ESI) for their back and/or sciatic pain? ## Hello Dennis, I was doing some research on the National Institute of Health's website and I was going to provide you with a list of side effects but the list is so ridiculously long that I feel like it would be overbearing. So instead of doing that I want to ask you what side effects you are experiencing and I will read through the list myself and see if I can find that specific section and give you the answers your asking. If you would actually prefer to look at all of the side effects yourself I have provided the link to the NIH link I was looking at below. [1] METHYLPREDNISOLONE ACETATE Let me know what you want to do and I will further assi...

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When will side effects of methylprednisolone dose pack go aw

I ended up at the ER thinking I was having a heart attack. So I didn't take the last two pills. It has now been a full week after my last dose, and I am still struggling with insomnia, nausea, dizziness, muscle weakness, loss of appetite, heart pounding and high bp. I feel better in the evenings, but then it starts over in the mornings. Does anyone know how much longer these side effects will last? Does anyone have a similar story? ## I'm two weeks past the last dose, and I still have anxiety, nausea/weakness, fast heart beat and trouble sleeping. Can anyone help me get an idea how much longer this will go on? I've been to my Dr twice, and going to a cardiologist tomorrow, all because of this awful methylprednisolone pack. ## Usually it takes about 2 weeks for the side effec...

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I have no voice and pain came back

I took a medrol dosepack 4mg 6 day for pains in my neck that went down to my fingers and they were tingling and going numb. The day after I finshed it I lost my voice and still have no voice a week later and i am starting to get the same pain for which the med was prescribed for. Is this a normal side affect. ## What was the condition that was diagnosed and being treated? The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention, and weight gain. Are you on any other medications? Do you have your voice back, yet? ## I have a pinched nerve in my neck. I have nerve damage from surgery 3 years ago. I am on pain meds, muscle relaxers for spasms. I voice is starting to come back a little. I see a neurologist and pain ma...

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Getting worried

Today it's been 3 weeks since my last dose of the methylprednisolone dose pack. I am finally getting some more sleep, but the side effects I am most worried about is my elevated heart rate. Minimal exercise sends it over 100 bpm. When can I expect this to get better? ## You heart rate should go up whenever you are being active. The Mayo Clinic provides a formula for calculating it, subtract your age from 220 and that will give you the maximum heart rate you should hit during exercise/activity. For example, I am 45, subtracting that from 220 gives me 175, so when being active, or exercising, my heart rate should not exceed that number. It is far more dangerous to have a very elevated heart rate, when you are at rest. Have you checked your resting rate? ## My resting rate is on the 80...

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medrol dose pack

I took this about 1 week ago.I didn't finish it. My Doctor just called in another prisciption for this. Is it OK to take it so close together? ## Hello, Kayla! How are you? For resolution of your symptoms, you should follow your doctor's instructions. If you didn't finish the first one, you likely need to start over and finish the full pack. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and acne. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I took my dinner dose of medrol late. I took it at about 11:00 pm est. I had my lunch dose at around two and fell asleep due to a headache (side effect). It is now 12:50 am est... How long do I have to wait to take my bedtime dose or should I skip it and take my morning...

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how long does it take for a Medrol pack to work

I had an allergic reaction to the Dermabond used as glue after my surgery. I was prescribed a Medrol 4mg dose pack. I have been on it for 2 days now and no improvement. How long does it usually take to see improvement? I am still red, swollen and itching badly. ## Hello, Debbie! How are you? It may take several days, before you start to see improvement. Has there been any change, yet? The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne and insomnia. How is the itching? You may want to ask your doctor what you can take to help relieve it. ## I just had the same thing happen in response to Dermabond. It's awful!!! Doctor just prescribed the Medrol pack. How long did it take for the itching and rash to subside for you? ## I get really bad hayf...

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White pill, it is oval ## Medrol, else known as methylPREDNIsolone. ## This is steroid class medication that is most commonly used to treat inflammation. immune disorders, and allergic reactions. The FDA lists the typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, weight gain, and fluid retention. Are you on any other medications?

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medrol 4MG DOSEPAK 21'S

I was prescribed: medrol dose pak VICODIN 5/500 and Motrin 800 mg tablets recently for a kidney stone by an emergency Dr in SFCA. Fifteen days later I rushed to the same emergency room feeling svere pain in my stomach. Upon arrival my blood pressure checked at 85/62. I was immediately admitted to the IC unit where a stomach specialist and a staff doctor found that I was bleeding internally. Neither of these two doctors could locate the source of the bleeding. Before I was released approx. 32 hours later I reviewed my patient discharge instructions from the first kidney stone visit-to my surprise the instructions clearly state:WARNING: Do not take IBUPROFEN with prenisone since this increases the risk of getting a bleeding ulcer. I asked the staff doctor why the hospital would prescribe ...

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tension headaches ## Do you mean Medrol? ## Medrol is a steroid class medication that is used to treat allergic reactions, and immune disorders. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, fluid retention, and weight changes. Did you mean that it has caused a headache, or do you want to use it to treat a tension headache?

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Medrol 4 mg 21 pack, how lond does it take to bring relief and how long does it stay in your system

I'm on day 5 of a Medrol 4mg 21 pack on day 4 I started having pain in my chest and left arm,days 1-3 I had pain in my legs (tibia/shin area, I was precribed this for an anterior glenoid labrum tear to reduce inflammation but it seems as if being on this has caused me more discomfort. How long does this drug stay in your system and how long does the 21 pack provide relief for? If the original pain doesn't get better after this treatment, my only other option is surgery since a cortisone lidocaine injection and physical therapy isn't helping. ## I've since finished the "pack" and it bought relief for only 4 days upon finishing. My original pain seems to be returning. Does anyone know how long relief normally lasts? I guess I'll have to consider surgery now. ##...

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Medrol, Possible Side Effects

Recently, I had a scheduled appointment with my primary physician. I had a chest cold, which is rare for me. The doctor gave me an Albuterol nebulizer treatment, a Medrol 6-day pack, and an inhaler as treatment for the chest cold, which I didn't need. I consider this too many medications for just a chest cold, and that wasn't the reason I was seeing her. But I took the first two, but did not use the inhaler. During the next few weeks, I had two episodes where my throat seized up, once when a bit of water went down the wrong way, and then when I swallowed salad dressing with a hot pepper flake in it. My throat went into strong spasms with sharp, quick intakes of air - and I could not control it. It stopped on its own, eventually, about the time I decided I would dial 911 and gasp...

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Medrol half life time table

I just took my last two pills of day one of this medrol pack. My doctor prescribed it for the inflammation in my throat. I felt good all day but after taking these last two this evening, I'm feeling some chest tightness. Is this normal? Also, how long for these pills to wear off so I can sleep? ## This is a normal side effect of this medication, according to NIH studies, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, and fluid retention. How severe is the tightness? Such side effects usually linger for a week, or so, after you finish the course of treatment. However, given the chest tightness, it would be best to consult your doctor to be safe.

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Medrol 6 day pack

took the entire 6 pills medrol in one day should i wait til tomorrow to start again? ## Hello, George! How are you? Yes, unless your doctor has instructed otherwise, you take the first 6 on the first day, then the next 5 on the next day and so on. The FDA lists the typical side effects of this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and acne. Is there anything else I can help with? ## I was given a 4mg pack of methylpred. I started it today and only took 4 of the 6 for day one. I am so nervous and anxious that I can'tell sleep. I feel like I am going to scream. I had a shot yesterday of steroids as a result of the Flu. I can'tell take it any longer. Will it be OK to stop the mess now. We are in a very rough time right now with the pending death of ...

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can you use medrol dose for pneumonia

My daughter has pneumonia, coughing fever, she has some medrol 4mg left over from when she hurt her neck. Will that help her breathe ## Hello, Betty! How is your daughter doing? If it's just a left-over medication, she most likely doesn't have enough to actually help, nor to take the correct dose to start and the properly taper it off, as required. If she requires something else to help with her breathing, she should consult her doctor. The FDA lists the typical side effects for this medication as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, insomnia and nervousness. Is there anything else I can help with? ## My husband has a pneumonia... Can my husband take some medrol for his pneumonia? Please I need some help.

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i stopped taking medrol 4 mil after very bad side effects

I started taking medrol 4 mil pack then stopped taking it because of all side effects. It felt like the top of my head was on fire and like I was hit with a bat all over my body, major headaches, had to keep eyes closed, could not function.... I stopped taking it after I talked to my Dr who advised me to stop taking it with 2 pills left in the pack come after a week I have still these side effects, getting nausea now, was being treated for re. arthritis. What do I do to get back to normal? ## The side effects from taking steroids can linger for over a week, or more, it really just takes time for them to taper off and improve. I am sorry that you're so miserable, though. If they don't go away soon, or if they worsen, you should consult your doctor, again. Other typical side...

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Medrol, sugar, diabetes, side effects

Hello! I've been prescribed Medrol 32mg for posterior uveitis. I have to take it for two weeks. I'm 21 and I haven't really had problems with sugar. How much sugar can I eat on this med? What are the symptoms I should look for, if any? Any help is appreciated, thank you!

Quick fix Medrol -how long to take effect

I'm a singer with a throat infection and taking augmentin 875/125. My voice has disappeared and I have a show tonight, my doctor advised to take 8x4mg medrol - he initially said 2x16 mg pills but when I said I had some 4mg - he said those would be okay. He said to take them with food around lunchtime, my sound check it around 8 with the show around 11pm - will they have taken effect my then and how long will it last for? ## Hello, Nuts! How are you? Did it work? Generally, I'd have to say that no, there is no guarantee they will work that fast. The FDA lists its typical side effects as possibly including nausea, dizziness, headache, acne and weight changes.

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Medrol and heart palpitations

I took my first day of a medrol pack and after my last 2, before bed heart racing/pounding started. Approx 100 bpm. For about an hour now. ## Hello, Dee! How are you? That can be a normal side effect of corticosteroids, such as this one. As reported by the FDA, you may also experience nausea, dizziness, headache, acne and insomnia. It's generally nothing to worry about, unless it starts going even higher, but you should always consult your doctor to be sure. Is there anything else I can help with?

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Finished taking methylprednlsolone tablets usp 4 mg on Sunda

I finished taking the medicine as prescribed on Sunday mar 13th. Now this morning I'm having some side effects. I have cramping in my abdomen, and diarrhea that looks like coffee grounds. The doctor want to see me tomorrow. Why am I having the side effect after taking the medicine? And now I'm in more pain than before taking the medicine. What's going on? ## Hello, Laurie! How are you? Diarrhea that looks like coffee grounds could be due to internal bleeding, such as a bleeding ulcer, as reported by the NIH, which this medication has been known to cause. That's not a typical side effect and not something that's likely to go away, once you stop taking it. You will most likely need to be evaluated by your doctor and then take something to help it heal, such as an antac...

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is this the same drug as a cortisine shot

I have been given the 4 pac 7 down to one pill, ## Hello, Dee! How are you? It is a similar medication. The FDA lists Medrol as containing Methylprednisolone, which is also a steroid class medication that's used to treat swelling, allergic reactions and immune disorders. Its typical side effects may possibly include nausea, dizziness, headache, acne, nervousness, insomnia and fluid retention. Is there anything else I can help with? ## ty, the steroids made me vomit for 4 hrs and that is just 1 pill, stopped asap, ## Oh, that's terrible! I am so sorry! Have you informed your doctor? ## yes,had to stop it at the first pill

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