Full Question: Have you ever heard that migraines can cause numbness to the left side of the body, starting in the feet and moving up the leg to the arm and face? Is Prednisone good for the pain of migraines? Thank you Patsy. Answer: Dear Patsy; Tingling or numbness can be symptoms of Migraine. You really need to discuss this with your doctor as numbness during a Migraine can make a difference in the type of treatment that is best for you. Prednisone and similar steroids aren't generally prescribed for the pain of a single Migraine, but a "dosepack" is often prescribed to help break an extended Migraine. With a dosepack, you start at a higher dosage and reduce it daily over a period of about a week. Good luck, John Claude Krusz and Teri Robert If you need to find a headache and Migraine specialist, please see our listing of patient recommended specialists . Another good source of information and support is our forum . To post to th...
The treatment of MS takes three forms - (1) steroids for acute attacks; (2) medication, therapy, and/or devices to help manage symptoms and disability; and (3) disease-modifying therapies and/or lifestyle changes to tackle the progression of the disease.
Amy is talking about symptom management this week. I'd like to give you links to several posts which have been written on the topic as well.
Fatigue and Taking Provigil for Fatigue
Spasticity and Taking Baclofen and Stretching for Spasticity
Bladder Dysfunction and Bowel Dysfunction
Speech Dysfunction (Dysarthria) and "I'm Not Drunk, I just have MS!!"
Sexual Dysfunction and MS (6-part series)
Pain and MS: Treatment
The "MS Huge" Demystified
Mental Health and MS: Depression Treatments
What causes Cognitive Symptoms in MS?
Cognitive Function, MS, and Neuropsychology
What are YOUR common MS symptoms and what do you do to manage them?
Lisa Emrich is author of the blog Brass and Ivory: Li...
“Sciatica” is an old world term that refers to leg pain felt down the back of the thigh into the calf and foot. What about thigh pain? What about buttock pain? Unfortunately, “sciatica” has been wrongly applied to all types and locations of leg pain. In 1948, the use of the word “sciatica” was declared “unhelpful” by a leading orthopedic specialist because it is limited to a certain location and really does not address the origin of the pain. Over the years, many older medical terms like sciatica have become archaic as the newer research technologies give doctors clearer definitions and a better understanding of the human body. Leg pain that comes from the low back is most accurately categorized as referred pain or neurogenic pain. These terms apply to all locations and address the origin of the pain. With these newer terms, the antiquated word, “sciatica”, has no place in the modern world. Sally has been waking up with right ...
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