hi karenboss......sorry that you are in a flare. I am not familiar with methylprednisone. My dr. has given me shots of medrol, and said i could have 3 (i think) a year. I do not know if this applies to your steroid, but i think it is worth a call to the dr. He/she will know if you can continue to take it. If he can't use the same med, maybe he can prescribe something else. I hope you get some relief.