I need some advice- today (Sunday Nov 1st) I went to urgent care due to increasing pain and some sciatic pain. I couldn't sleep last night and wanted to make sure something serious wasn't happening. I think it was a waste of time and co-pay. I kept waiting for a call from the on-call surgeon, but never came. The urgent care doc gave me a taper down medrol steroid pack, and when I asked him if it would interfere with my fusion like Ibuprofen (I told him I couldn't take antiinflammatories after my surgery) He said the only reason they say that is due to an increase in bleeding, he clearly knew nothing about this stuff!!! My question- is this med safe? I could use some relief, but don't want to compromise my recovery. Thanks in advance.