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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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If you have multiple sclerosis, it just might be possible that you’ve also experienced the dreaded IVSM.  IVSM = Intravenous Solumedrol, a treatment which involves really high doses of glucocorticoid steroids, specifically Methylprednisolone.Solumedrol, a potent anti-inflammatory steroid, is used as an emergency treatment for acute…

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Amy Gurowitz, Health Guide, commented on Question of the Week: The Steroid… I'm sorry for what you are going through. They sound like very tough times.…

04/30/10

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on MS Awareness Month: Those Crummy… Hi newone,   Sounds like what happened to you is simply you needed to…

03/14/10

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on How to Manage Multiple Sclerosis… Kelley,   I've been wondering how you are doing.  It's been a…

10/16/09

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered 1 week After Solumedrol dose started Hi Ghost, I saw my neurologist yesterday.  During the appointment I mentioned…

08/27/09

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