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What can I take for pain when I'm taking methylprednisolone,

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what can I take for pain when I'm taking methylprednisolone, on my 4th day of 6 day taper dose
Submitted: 2 years ago.
Category: Health
Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
Hi there,
This is Dr Basu, Experienced Specialist.
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Methylprednisolone itself is supposed to help with pain.
However, if not, then you can take tylenol extra strength 1 tablet every 6 hours as needed without a problem.
You can also use topical analgesic creams like Bengay without problem.
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Customer: replied 2 years ago.

thanks, ***** ***** not want to take tumeric

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
You can still take turmeric.
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

I have back problem and prednisolone has reduced greatly the pain in my left leg and left bottom of buttocks, but the right bottom of buttocks is still there, wondering if it is nerves irratated like my doctor thinks or maybe ischiogluteal bursistis, it is painful to touch

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
this is likely nerve related.
Should improve with physical therapy as well.
Best wishes
Customer: replied 2 years ago.

Thanks, ***** ***** take the tylenol, last question, can I take the tumeric also

Thanks for all youe help

Expert:  Dr Basu replied 2 years ago.
you can take turmeric also.
Best wishes