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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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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, answered Regular steroid injections to check the… Hi Reddy,   Other than the use of steroids for acute relapses,…

08/20/09

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on IV Steroids HELP with Info Please I hope that this works for you, too.  To be honest, I do not work a 'normal'…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered taper prednisone dosage question Hi there,   Your husband must be experiencing an MS exacerbation right…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Can the prednisone taper worsen your… Hi Sylvie,   Sorry to hear that you're having a difficult time with…

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