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Old 10-24-2004, 10:25 AM   #1
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Medrol.....Having Myelogram in morning

I'm having a myelogram in the morning and the dr. said I am to take 32 mg. of Medrol tonight 9:30 pm and then 32 mg. 7:30 am which is 2 hrs. before the procedure. I am taking it because of possible allergic reaction to the dye. Both parents had severe reactions to the dye. That will be taken with no food since I have to fast. I am super sensitive to medications and told them that but they insist I need to take that high of a dose. Should I be concerned? Has anyone taken this prior to a myelogram?

I guess I also need support for the myelogram and need to vent. Thanks!

Gail

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Old 10-24-2004, 05:38 PM   #2
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Re: Medrol.....Having Myelogram in morning

Have you ever taken oral steroids? If not, that is a big dose, so I would be sure that someone is home with you when you take it. I question the advisability of such a large dose unless you have taken prednisone or the like before with no ill effects. Have you had dye before?

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Old 10-24-2004, 06:32 PM   #3
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Re: Medrol.....Having Myelogram in morning

Hi Carol,

Thanks for your reply. No, I have never taken a steroid before. That was my concern also, that it was a high dose. Especially for me, when I have to take child size doses for every other med and cut them in quarters. I called the hospital twice telling them my concern but they said to take it anyway.
No, I have never had the dye before either. Hmmmm, I am suppose to take it in 3 hrs. from now. Then at 7:30 am (2 hrs. before the myelo) I have to take 32 mg. more. Wish me luck or better yet, please pray! My husband will be with me so that's good.

Thanks!
Gail

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