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User Reviews for Methylprednisolone to treat Allergic Rhinitis

Also known as: Medrol, Medrol Dosepak, Solu-Medrol, Depo-Medrol, MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack

Methylprednisolone has an average rating of 5.3 out of 10 from a total of 25 ratings for the treatment of Allergic Rhinitis. 40% of reviewers reported a positive effect, while 44% reported a negative effect.

Methylprednisolone Rating Summary

5.3/10 average rating

25 ratings from 27 user reviews.

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Reviews for Methylprednisolone

Allison October 25, 2019

Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone): “I was diagnosed with extreme allergies. I had thick mucus stuck in my throat for days and now water build up in my ears causing vertigo issues, and three various medications (Benadryl, Flonase, Zyrtec) weren't helping me. I was prescribed Medrol Dosepak so my body would stop overreacting to itself and get under control. After the first dose -- I was feeling great. I also have extreme anxiety but had ABSOLUTELY no issues on this medication. I think either it just didn't affect me like others. So if you also have anxiety disorder, STILL try it. Don't let yourself get worked up over a "what if". I had no sleeping issues at all. No stomach upsets. No headaches. Nothing-- just felt relief. I will use it again in a heartbeat, should my allergies ever struggle again to be in control.”

10 / 10
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Nate April 8, 2020

“Dr prescribed methylprednisolone for my sinus ear congestion. Ears in pain, popping eustachian tube and off and on sudden blocked sinus that seals shut and or reopens instantly. Clogged = severe ear pressure which creates my anxiety issues to go through the roof with panic. 1st day of prednisone I was expecting a nightmare after reading all the bad reviews. By my 4the pill on the first day I began feeling ear relief. By day 2 midday I had ZERO pain or pressure in my ear. I'm also type 2 diabetic. It did raise my sugars pretty significant so I got around that by eating absolutely zero carbs. No carbs whatsoever and it'll help keep the sugar spiking at bay for the most part. Day 3 felt great. No major anxiety issues except for some mild anxiety. No sleep issues. Doing great. Day 4 still okay. Day 5 I feel ear pressure returning. Sinus swelling beginning again. Day 6 last pill and by end of the day my ear pressure was back. Calling doctor tomorrow to see wtf I can do. I had no major issues.”

9 / 10
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Bree · Taken for less than 1 month September 13, 2019

“I am on the methylprednisolone 21 pill dose pack and on day 1 it cured my sinus infection that would not go away after 2 long weeks. The side effects will hit you. I have experienced sleepless nights, racing heartbeat, and nausea, but tbh I’ll take that over the unrelenting sinus pressure and headaches I was experiencing. The after taste is not fun either but again I can function now so I’ll take it.”

8 / 10
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YoungGal · Taken for less than 1 month April 23, 2018

Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone): “I took this for one day only and experienced far worse symptoms. My heart was racing the entire night; I felt like I was having a heart attack. I had severe anxiety, I was sweaty, yet had the chills. I slept maybe 1 hour the entire night and tossed and turned hundreds of times. I felt sick to my stomach with overbearing nausea. I experienced abdominal pain the next day. I am discontinuing taking this. I would not recommend it to anyone.”

1 / 10
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Allergy sufferer June 14, 2008

MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack (methylprednisolone): “This medication seems to help when I am having a extreme allergy attack. My doctor prescribed this to help with a bad sinus infection I had and it worked well. I was feeling much better after the first day of pills.”

8 / 10
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Stuffy72 · Taken for less than 1 month August 26, 2019

“I have had problems with my sinuses for years! At least 2x a year my sinuses get all backed up. My face hurts, my ears hurt and it eventually runs down my throat causing a hell of a cough. The only thing that works is a steroid pack!! Within 2 days I can always feel it working!!! Its my miracle go to!!”

9 / 10
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Michael · Taken for less than 1 month September 23, 2019

“Having sinus drainage issues. 60+. Began coughing up a small amount of phlegm from chest cough and doc says medrol pack - 21 tabs. After 3 days, no phlegm, still coughing at night or when laughing but have not slept for 3 days. That hurts. Symptoms are disappearing as I type. On 2nd and 3rd day, I was short of breath and dizzy playing golf. In 2.5 more days I hope it's done, cough gone and I can sleep again, PS take in the morning is suppose to stop the insomnia. ”

9 / 10
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Not working! · Taken for less than 1 month January 2, 2020

“I am at the end of day 3 of a 6 day pack 4mg methylprednisolone and it's not doing anything. I still have headaches, can't hear, zoned out, always hot (and I'm always cold) nose gunk is now thick and yellow. Why is it not working?”

3 / 10
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Rachelle February 25, 2018

“Developed a bad cold and went urgent care. The Urgent Care NP prescribed Amoxicillin & teslon perles for me. Teslon perles worked great to quiet my cough at night, but 7 days after going to Urgent Care, I had to go back because I felt worse: horrible sinus headache, sinus/cheek pain, nasal passages horribly swollen, and blowing my nose constantly. Went back to Urgent Care and the NP RXd a stronger antibiotic & a Medrol dose pak for me. I took all 6 pills of day one of the pak, and after a 5 hr nap, my sinus headache was gone & the pressure in my cheeks was greatly reduced--all by the end of day one on the pak. By the end of my second day on the pak, I felt better & my sinus symptoms were greatly reduced. Medrol dose pak has always worked very well for me. (Plus, it always makes my arthritis feel better!) Con of Med dose pak? As I am weaning off of it, my torso will feel sun burned, sore, & sensitive to touch ...but I am willing to go through this side effect to get rid of a painful sinus infection.”

10 / 10
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ArIck · Taken for less than 1 month May 9, 2012

“I had ongoing sinus problems that snowballed into a nasty infection. After my first sinus rinse while taking methylprednisolone, I couldn't believe my eyes - no thick, yellow mucous on the tissue! I can breathe! The sleeplessness is there. It's almost more annoying than drowsiness, because you'll want to sleep -- but can't. But the relief is worth a few sleepless moments.”

9 / 10
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Truth · Taken for less than 1 month November 14, 2019

“Prescribed methylprednisolone for allergies and I feel horrible. I feel like it is the end of my life I have been unable to sleep for two nights and my condition still the same. I can’t believe anyone can make a medication like this one with horrible side effects.”

1 / 10
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Anonymous · Taken for less than 1 month January 11, 2016

Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone): “This medicine was prescribed to treat Allergic Rhinitis and I have had terrible leg spasms and leg pain. I have eaten potassium-rich foods and have stay led hydrated but the pain will no go away. I cannot sleep due to the leg pain. I will never take this medicine again unless it is for life saving measures.”

4 / 10
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Matthew Pgh 7 April 27, 2017

Medrol Dosepak (methylprednisolone): “Pros: day one I was able to breathe again and the drainage / stuffiness went away. Added bonus is some recurring acne on the back of my head went away. Cons: severe abdominal pain, sweating, and racing heart. I slept maybe 30 minutes that night.”

3 / 10
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Desh · Taken for less than 1 month May 29, 2019

“The start of spring part of the year in northern US bring my allergies. Wake up with eyes matted shut, plugged nose with chronic cough. This medicine is the greatest for me with no known side effects. I am left with no or at least very little allergy symptoms. Great medicine:)”

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Mary Jane · Taken for less than 1 month April 16, 2021

Medrol (methylprednisolone): “The use of Prednisone and Medrol together (simultaneously) causes the lungs to dry up and seriously inhibits breathing. It is a dangerous combination of drugs used for rhinitis. The use of Afrin is useless.”

1 / 10
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mercer18 · Taken for less than 1 month January 24, 2019

“This is some grim stuff. I was prescribed the 16mg tablets for allergic rhinitis, which comes and goes every now and then. First day I took it.. very hefty headache and some trouble sleeping that night. I thought 'Was that the medicine I took, or did I just lack fluids today?'. I left it for a few days, took 1 again today. Nope. Not good at all. I feel like I've been beaten up. Head ache, lower back aches, legs ache, got no mental clarity. If anyone suffers from allergic rhinitis like myself, consider the fluticasone fuorate nasal spray. That's been excellent for me.”

1 / 10
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Kelsey_12 September 8, 2017

“I am 29 years old. Went to the doc for an ear infection and sinus pressure that I think turned into a bad sinus infection. Was given the 21 pill PAC 4 mg. Felt fine day 1, day 2 woke up feeling great but slowly felt numbness in my fingers, nose and cheeks throughout the morning. By lunch time I thought I was having a panic attack from the constant heart racing and shortness of breathe. At one point there was a stream of heat shooting down the back of my neck. Thought I was having an allergic reaction, but after reading other reviews (because it was a Friday after 5 and couldn't reach my doc) it appears these are side affects. I will be going back to the doc Monday, this is why I hate taking meds. Feel like this drug is doing more harm than good.”

2 / 10
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Wowza · Taken for less than 1 month June 28, 2019

MethylPREDNISolone Dose Pack (methylprednisolone): “TBH I don’t really know why my ENT prescribed me this stuff, he just said “I think I know what your problem is and this should help.” Guess I should’ve probed him for some more information. Side affects have been nuts though. I can actually breathe, but I worked out by going to cycling which I usually do weekly... half way through the workout I wanted to DIE. I was sore as hell, and when I got home to try and sleep I couldn’t because I was in so much pain, I do think it has added to my, already there insomnia, too. It does make me a bit irritable, but the crazier side affect has been my mega increased libido. Craziness.”

8 / 10
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Wendy. March 28, 2017

“Prior to my scheduled doctors appointment I developed an allergic reaction that caused my skin to itch & flare up. My doctor then prescribed this medication to me to help with the itching, rash, & my swollen glands. The first day of taking it I felt off. Earlier in the day I felt hot like I was experiencing a possible hot flash (I'm only 29) my face then became hot & red as though I had been out in the sun for too long. I felt light headed, dizzy, unbalanced. I just didn't feel like me. The next day, I didn't feel hot though I felt tired very very tired. I also felt hungry. I was on edge, I felt so anxious & irritable. I stopped taking it. I will be calling my doctors office tomorrow. I would rather have swollen glands & itchy skin.”

3 / 10
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ICANTSLEEPNOW October 29, 2016

“I was given this medicine in the 6 Day Pack for an allergic reaction. Since I started taking this medication I can't sleep, I maybe doze off for 20 minutes if I'm lucky. I feel very hostile and confused, like I can't progress my thoughts at all and I keep forgetting what I'm doing. On top of that I'm experiencing a lot of shortness of breath and every time I stand up I get dizzy. I'm incredibly thirsty and have to use the bathroom more often now since starting to take this medication. I can't wait to be finished with it seeing it's 50/50 helped with my symptoms.. The taste is horrible, like acid in my mouth and I have to take it with milk to make sure it doesn't burn. Since yesterday morning I've developed a short throat and bloating. :/”

3 / 10
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Jerrie7150 December 3, 2016

“I went to urgent care Dr. Because my primary Dr. Was on vacation. I had seen this Dr. Before when I had a bad case of sinus problem which he gave antibiotics. It cleared me up for 3 weeks and then I had a bad relapse. Went back to the same Dr who prescribed methylprednisolone 4mg dose ok. And stronger antibiotics. Man oh man !! My sciatica was inflamed! I could not sleep had to walk with a cane I was in so much pain I wanted to stop taking them but a nurse said continue to take them cause this medicine works throughout your body a certain way then if it continue see your primary Dr. I'm not finish yet . I had to miss my best friend husband retirement party! And still having issues.”

3 / 10
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Guest TN June 2, 2016

“It made my Trigeminal Neuralgia get so bad after just 2 days of taking the medication. I wake up from a deep sleep and then the pain spasm hits me hard left side of face. I quickly stopped the steroid, but its too late. Its been over a week now, I still have nightly pain spasms from waking up and getting up and moving my neck and head in order to get up. I do not recommend you take this steroid if you have TN. Beware.”

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Douglasb · Taken for less than 1 month February 24, 2017

“I started taking this today went to the Dr they have me a steroid shot and then prescribed me this, cause I'm breaking out in hives all over, it has helped a bit but still breaking out in hives and feel tingly, but the side effects suck cause I have a newborn to take care of and I feel wired. I feel sweaty and nervous, I pray this really works to get rid of my hives I'm so tired of itching!”

5 / 10
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ALICIA August 2, 2020

“My skin is so dry it hurts and my nose will not stop running it's like a faucet really annoying.”

4 / 10
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A Pate June 11, 2019

“Allergic rhinitis Felt better in 24 Hours after methylprednisolone”

10 / 10
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