Those steroid packs usually called Solu-Medol packs are frequently low dose MethylPrednisolone 4mg and depending on what strength yours was, that might be the reason for it not being effective for you! These are frequently give to patients for swelling and inflamation. The Prednisone typically given for a flare is much stronger and ususlly for a much longer period of time. I would suggest you talk with your Doctor about
it, and tell him/her that it was not effective for you!
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