How are you feeling today? If the medrol was going to help your pain, you'd be getting relief by now. That stuff works very quickly.
Was it your rheumy who prescribed the medrol? I would definitely call the doctor who prescribed it and find out exactly why you were given steroids if you don't have inflammation.....
What other pain meds have you tried, or are taking now? Personally, the only medication that gave me relief was Neurontin (Gabapentin). I can't take it anymore as it messes with my platelets. Low dose Amitriptyline works well for some people. Tramadol is a potent pain killer that works for some. Makes you really drowsy though.
Hot baths, or as warm as you can tolerate is always relaxing and can help. How is your sleep right now? If you're not sleeping well, your pain will likely be worse. I know how hard a flare up is to live with. I'm sorry you're going through one right now. Let us know how you're doing okay?
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