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    Cortisone/Medrol
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    An_253826 posted:
    I have a couple of questions... thank you!
    Can you get a cortisone shot and also take Medrol pack? I have three areas of pain, hip is the worst, prescribed the Medrol pack but want to know if doctor could do shot too at least for hip which is AGONY right NOW....
    Also, how long does cortisone (shot) stay in your system?
    Should I be told to stay off my feet (hip) after cortisone shot?
    Thank you!!
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    ctbeth responded:
    These are questions that you should discuss with both the M d who prescribes the Medrol dose pack and the MD who is proposing steroid injections.

    As an RN, I'd think not, but your MD may see that the potential benefits to you may make it worth the risks.

    The steroid that is injected stays in your body about a month

    Unless instructed other wise by your MD, you should.not have to stay off of your feet after the procedure. Again, this may be different in your situation, so please follow the instructions of the MD who will perform the injections

    Good wishes,

    Beth


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