I have bulging lumbar discs that are impinging on nerves. My doctor offered me the option of a Medrol Dosepack to alleviate inflammation and pain. I generally like to avoid meds if at all possible and go a natural route. But I recognize they can be helpful in some instances.
Here's my question. I have bad allergies and recently was prescribed Flonase - a steroid nasal spray - by my doctor. While on the medicine, it did reduce sinus inflammation. However, I had some of the worst headaches of my life. So severe I almost went to the ER. It also made my nose raw and bloody. My doctor told me to discontinue use and she will not prescribe me any more steroid sprays.
Now obviously the method of delivery is different between Flonase and the Medrol Pak, but my question is, if I had such a bad reaction to one steroid, does that suggest I will react badly to all steroids? I'm very nervous to try the Medrol Pak after this recent experience, in spite of the fact that it probably will reduce inflammation.