I'm in pain all day and can barely do anything. I heard from a friend it's almost like taking speed which would help with not being able to do anything but I don't want to speed speed... if that makes sense I just need a little energy. Has any one taken this med and experienced a little energy?
I took a Methylprednisolone pack for a week and it didnt make me energetic but it did help with pain in my hands, hips and knees. If your pain is due to inflammation, it should help the pain and with the pain being gone, you may feel more energetic but it wont feel like a stimulant.
The sleeplessness and "speedy" feeling that some people experience when taking corticosteroids such as methylprednisolone is a side effect of the medication, and not everyone who takes it will experience these side effects. I'm currently on daily prednisone, and have been on IV prednisone, hydrocortisone, and methylprednisolone, and not once did I ever experience any sleeplessness or "speedy" feeling from it. However, if you're in pain all day and can barely do anything due to the pain, the pain is due (or at least partly due) to inflammation, and the corticosteroid alleviates some or most of the pain, it's likely that you'll experience an increase in energy just from pain relief itself, as chronic moderate to severe pain is VERY exhausting, both physically and emotionally.
I suspect that this is why there are some people like myself who don't experience the typical drowsiness side effect from opiate pain relievers and have the opposite effect on us, as it alleviates some of the pain-induced exhaustion when relieving some of our pain. I've noticed that anti-inflammatories can have this effect as well, of both classes, if it relieves enough pain.
- Methylprednisolone Information for Consumers
- Methylprednisolone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Methylprednisolone (detailed)
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