how long should I take this corticosteroid my DR. prescribed?

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  1. black jesus

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    He gave me prednisone, and after 4 days, my shoulder feels fine. Obviously I am still taking it easy in the gym, and rehabbing the shoulder.

    Should I keep taking the three week supply, or cut it off after this week in case my shoulder ever acts up again?

    I'd take the full dosage, but I don't have insurance and it costs $260 just to walk in the door.



    Also, he gave me Naproxin. Thats just an anit-inflamitory right? Should I go ahead and take that after the prednisone like he prescribed, even though the shoulder feels good?




    I know this shit sounds ghetto, but I don't have the cash to always visit the Dr.
     
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    you take it until it runs out
     
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    Chris3G Bullshark Testosterone

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    i don't know about the first part of your question, but naproxen is aleve (well actually aleve is naproxen, but you know what i mean), which is a NSAI.
     
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    prednisone....have fun with that buddy
     
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    please elaborate.
     
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    you can't just stop taking prednisone, you need to be weened off it over weeks/months depending on dose.
     
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    go ahead and finish it out, i hate corticos... don't worry too much about the naproxen
     
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    it prolly feels better only cuz ur on the prednisone. Thats just a guess tho cuz i'm on it too for my lower back. Did 70-60-50-40-30-20-10mg the first time and it felt fine. Soon as i got off it, it came back. He has me on it one more time now 40mg for 5 days, and 20mg for 5 days. I would just run out the stuff if i were u.
     
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    it's gonna make you jacked
     
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    sweet, now I can be broly crew! :riaa:
     
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