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Oral steroids vs IM injections?

One of the rheumatologist I saw claimed that IM steroids had fewer side effects to oral ones. The neurologist said there was no difference. Anyone have anecdotal evidence either way?

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The only difference I can think of is you are on oral steroids for a longer period of time, so in the long term have the potential to cause more long term issues.

I never had any problems with IV pred, only benefits, but have heard of plenty of people who get the common issue of insomnia after IV.

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Ah. So that's why I am struggling to sleep at night!

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Yes common issue with Pred, take as soon as your up.

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