Thursday, April 24, 2014

Steroids for Relapses

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Using corticosteroids are the mainstay treatment for a relapse in MS. Steroids help to reduce inflammation in the central nervous system and may suppress the immune system from attacking myelin. However, in general, steroids are not a long-term solution for treating MS, as they can lose effectiveness if overused. Therefore, steroids are seen as a maintenance therapy.

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I was recently prescribed oral Prednisone to deal with an MS exacerbation and I wanted to tell you all about my experience.    What is Prednisone?   Prednisone is  part of a class of drugs called corticosteroids which also includes Methylprednisolone, and dexamethasone.   Corticosteroids are…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on IV Solumedral...nasty taste tip That's a great suggestion!!  I really like Werther's candy but haven't had it in a…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered does prednisone make mania worse? Hi old professor,   By your question, I presume that you are discussing a manic…

12/17/10

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Vicki, Health Guide, answered Hi I have MS w/ constant lung… Oh, Katkan, please let us know how it went. Here's hoping.

05/18/10

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Solu-medrol Hi Caryn,   Here are two posts which discuss solumedrol and relapses.  Hopefully they are…

05/12/10

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