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Old 09-07-2017, 10:22 AM
Cheryl0331 Cheryl0331 is offline
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Default methylprednisolone

Has anyone been prescribed methylprednisolone tablet pack to help with inflammation?
49 years of age/5ft.7in./135 lbs./non-smoker/conservative treatments failed/2007 fusion C4-6 w/peek implants plate & screws, failed due to long term use of cox-2 inhibitor/2008 revised w/donor bone replace plate & screws/2009 fusion w/Roi-C implant C3-4/2015 MRI & CT shows incomplete fusion, significant central canal narrows at C3-4, mild posterior spurs C4-6, major ddd at C6-7, segmental kyphosis at C7-T1/ May 4th 2015 2-level ADR with Dr. Clavel Barcelona Spain, Hospital Quiron.
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Old 09-07-2017, 10:44 AM
annapurna annapurna is offline
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It's a pretty common treatment to calm inflammation for a short term solution. There are side effects, just like anything else, but the short duration that you'd be taking the steroid will minimize those. If you overdid and riled things up or caused an acute flare-up for some other reason, it's a pretty good way to deal with it.
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Old 10-25-2017, 09:44 PM
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My response may be too late but fyi I have done 3 courses of Prednisone packs for pain. The first round was a miracle and helped me for several months. The second about 6 months later did nothing.

So they bumped me up to a high dose 7 day and sadly, nothing. However when it worked, it was a miracle.

But I have been steadily deteriorating in respect to increased pain and neuropathy, nothings knocks the pain back now (pain meds etc)

2015 - Left arm pain and numbness appeared out of nowhere during a short run. Assumed it was my new sports bra.

2016 - C5/6, C6/7; Disc extrusions, osteophytes, radiculopathy. Left side only.

Clinging to the fantasy this will resolve spontaneously on its own.

2017 - Gave up on the dream. 2-level C5/6 & C6/7 Signus Rotaio ADR 15Nov17
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