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Taking Methylprednisolone 4 mg for inflamed piriformis muscle. Also suffering from fibromyalgia, osteoporosis and arthritis. Dosage for the medication?

How often can I take Methylprednisolone 4 mg. dosepk? I am 70 yrs. old and have, among other things, fibromyalgia , osteoporosis , and arthritis. This was prescribed for an inflamed piriformis muscle , and after taking the first day s 6 pills, the pain is mostly gone. This is a pain that has come and gone for years, It sometimes is so bad I cannot walk.
Asked On : Sat, 16 Jun 2012
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I would warn you that methyl prednisone should not be taken for long period as it can increase your osteoporosis. Pyriformis need to corrected by arthroscopic hip surgery. I would recommend you to go to a good arthroscopic hip surgeon.
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