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Back Problems board

I took the 5 day, 4mg dospack of methyprednisolone and got zero relief from it. It was very disappointing to slam my body with such strong medication and get nothing from it.

I was reading on another back forum that if one doesn't get relief with oral steriods, there is not a good chance that epidurals will not relieve pain. I don't know if this is true or not...but wanted to pass it along.

For now I am doing neuromuscular massage and back stretching that my therapist recommended and I've gotten some relief from the sciatica. I think I am on the mend, although I realize healing takes time. At least I can stand for short periods of time without excruciating pain. I'm definitely better.

I've decided not to take any meds for now, as they don't give me any relief. The only pill I occasionally take is a soma at bedtime. Deb