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    Old 07-01-2004, 10:43 PM   #1
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    Has anyone taken methylprednisolone (sp?) for the treatment of lower back/leg pain?

    I remember being given something like that several years ago for back pain and I seem to remember it helped quite a bit. I remember it came on a foil punch out card and you took several the first day, then a few less each day over the space of a week or two. (or I could be reversed on that)

    Anybody taken this and do you remember if it was terribly expensive?

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    Old 07-02-2004, 04:42 PM   #2
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    Re: Methylprednisolone

    my insurance carrier covered the pack of steroids. These are usally given for a fast and heavy amount of anti inflamatory
    I hope this helps
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    Old 07-02-2004, 05:38 PM   #3
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    Re: Methylprednisolone

    [I][COLOR=Purple][SIZE=3][FONT=Georgia]Frequently called Medrol Dosepak....steroids to be taken over a 7 day period. Can be very helpful for some people, especially for inflammation. It always helps me a lot.

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    Old 07-03-2004, 02:49 PM   #4
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    Re: Methylprednisolone

    I was prescribed some back after my first sugery failed, and they helped alot, but the end result was another surgery 5 weeeks later. Funny this is, now my family doc gave me some predinsone (sp?) for this horrible case of poison ivy.

    Old 07-05-2004, 09:03 AM   #5
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    Re: Methylprednisolone

    Just started this med today, as a mater of fact. I'm 6+ months post op from laminectomy/discectomy & had a flare up. Didn't feel like it made a huge difference several months ago, but will try again. My insurance copay was only $7.00. Guessing it's not very expensive.

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    Old 07-07-2004, 06:56 AM   #6
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    Re: Methylprednisolone

    Good news! Steroids are working. I've had a noticable reduction in pain over the last 2 days. I would recommend them now. Hope this helps.

    Carol W.

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