Methylprednisolone Question

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missvirginiagirl
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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I know many of you have taken steroids for UC and I was curious as to what side effects this drug usually has? My dentist actually put me on it because a root canal I had has severely inflammed my sinus cavity and he thinks this will help. It is a "dose pack" and I only take it six days. Six pills the first day, five the second, and so on. Each pill is 4mg. Is it likely that I would experience any of the adverse effects of this drug in that short of time? I have never taken a steroid and am nervous about it. The weight gain thing kind of scares me as does the puffy face possiblility. Thanks for your help!
Sigmoid Resection due to sigmoidocele 3/07
Total Colectomy due to colonic inertia 2/08


summerstorm
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   Posted 7/15/2008 9:47 PM (GMT -6)   
steroids have lots of side effects, however since you are only taking it for six days, it is doubtful that most of them will happen to you. If you get any, it will probably be night sweats, or nausea, or being extra hungry. Moon face can happen, but it usually happens with larger doses. Most of us were on very high doses, like i was on 60mg for months. in that long of a time you will get most side effects.
You will also probably either get some extra energy, or be extra tired.

Equestrian Mom
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   Posted 7/16/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -6)   
I usually give my GI a call just to make sure...like SS said, it is a low dose and shouldn't be a problem, I just feel better knowing I ask.
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