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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 ( 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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