Re: prednisone vs. cortisone
unfortunetly that one thing is sooo very very highly individual and just takes into acct sooo many differing factors that it seriously would be very hard to tell you that. your PM or the anesthsiologist who is doing this may be able to actually give you a much clearer idea just knowing what it is exactly that you have going on and are dealing with there, sorry. it can simply vary from anywhere to like one day or up to weeks, so it IS really dependant upon YOUR true level of structual issues, how truely inflammed that area is and where exactly they inject with area and what they may also use along WITH that cort as well.
sounds like you are on the medrol dosepak thing there? if you are even getting that edge off somewhat, that really is a good sign that hopefully that cort will be much more beneficial when injected directly into that area of the real underlying inflammation. hopefully the overall lasting benefits will last much longer for you. like i said, it all depends. please let me know how things go. good luck with that inj, marcia
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