Suggest treatment for knee pain and osteonecrosis
it is not due to methylprednisolone
Dear XXXX, welcome to HCM and thanks for choosing us.
I share your concerns about possible side effects of steroid medications. But in my opinion knee pain which you have is not due to methylprednisolone because of the following reasons
1 4 mg is very small dosage. Methylprednisolone can be taken upto 120 mg for limited duration.
2 6 days is very short period for side effects to appear.
3 methylprednisolone is in fact given to treat joint pain.
So stop worrying about side effects and continue medicine strictly as per your doctor's advise. Don't discontinue without consulting your doctor. You can visit your doctor or orthopaedic specialist for knee pain.
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short duration course in low dosages will be safe
Welcome again. I share your concerns about side effects of steroids. But your doctor is also equally concerned about your health. Steroids, if taken for very long period and in high dosages can cause osteoporosis and several other adverse health impacts. But Short duration course of steroids will not cause any problem.
Morever dosages you are taking are also small, so don't worry and take medicine as per your doctor's advise. However if treatment gets prolonged for months, you can discuss with your doctor about side effects, but in my opinion you will not require these medicines for long.
I hope my reply will help you. Please write to us for more questions. Kindly rate this reply. I wish you good health. Thanks
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