Why would dr put me on solumedrol drip?

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Savvy63
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   Posted 12/13/2006 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
When I was in the hospital they put a lot of that in my IV. I figured it was for the arthritis, but don't see here where anyone else has had it. Any ideas?
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
 
DDD- MRI confirmed
Arthritis-xray confirmed
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed
Fibro
IBS-D
Ulcers-endoscopic confirm
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Costochondritis
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erin.K
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   Posted 12/13/2006 2:24 AM (GMT -7)   

I do! tongue when i'm at the ER or when i get admitted due to RA...they run a bag IV of 150mg solumedrol. it works wonders for me.  i had it every day for 5 days in august.  it's for pain and inflammation due to RA or inflammatory arthritis and even Lupus.

the oral equivalent would be those solumedrol dose packs...the step down"dummy"packs. where there are 7 pills than 6 than 5 and so on etc...

did it help????

feel better soon

erin


Active Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns Disease. A.Chiari Malformation & right brain venous anomoly. Partial Complex Seizures. MVP & Tricuspid Valve Prolapse. Rheumatic heart & lung. Previous Lymes Disease for 10 years.
Meds: Remicade infusions Q3 weeks; Intra-articular knee injections; Imuran; Mesalamine; Prednisone tapering from 120mg; Meclizine; Reglan; LidoDerm; Diazepam; Restaril; Dilaudid; Avinza and too many others. 


Savvy63
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Date Joined Nov 2006
Total Posts : 450
   Posted 12/20/2006 3:53 PM (GMT -7)   
Actually, yes, it did. After 3 days of it, I told them I was done with the IV pain meds and I felt so much better. They sent me home with the lortab and oxy after the 5th day.
I am listing symptoms/test results cuz my Dr is still trying to figure out exactly what's going on with me. If any of this rings a bell with you, email me at daisyhen at msn dot com.
 
DDD- MRI confirmed
Arthritis-xray confirmed
disc slippage in neck-MRI confirmed
Fibro
IBS-D
Ulcers-endoscopic confirm
dishydrotic eczema
Costochondritis
Had both knees scoped in '93' (awesome improvement)
Are we having fun yet?

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