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Medrol Dose pack question

I called my Nuero office because I’ve been having a non stop migraine for five days now. I told the nurse that I’ve taken a Medrol pack before and it worked in the past. She asked me if I had any left and I said I took them all in the 7 days as per instructions. She sounded shocked like I shouldn’t have taken them like this. She said typically they’re taken as needed. I got my prescription today and the doctors instructions say follow package instructions. What are your experiences with taking this med? I’m confused now.

  1. Hi ,

    I'm sorry you have been in extended migraine pain, I understand how frustrating that is.

    I always follow the directions on the bottle and if I have questions, call the doctor, which you did. The nurse's reaction was a bit odd, in my opinion.

    When I've taken a steroid dose pack in the past, for migraine and other conditions, I used the entire prescription, per doctor/bottle instructions. Maybe a call to the pharmacist for a bit more clarity is in order?

    Let me know how you make out,
    Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

    1. I ended up taking the initial six pills like it said. I am feeling amazing now and made it to physical therapy with no symptoms. I will be taking the full pack as directed. Thanks!

    2. Good to hear you are feeling better, !!!

      Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

  2. ,
    I'm so glad you are feeling better now! Hopefully, that migraine attack will break after this treatment. Keep us informed!

    Peggy (Migraine.com team)

    1. Don't understand why you were told that. Mefrol dose pac nu it's nature is meant to be completed. Before Aimovig I used to use it a few times a year

      1. Hi ,

        I hear you. That's not my understanding either.

        Have a great day!
        Nancy Harris Bonk, Patient Advocate/Moderator

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