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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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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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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered Is there any benefit in taking Low Dose… Hi Stephen,   I'd like to give you some information about…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, answered How basically should we deal with a… Hi, With the more significant flare-ups, I've gone the IV Solumedrol route…

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Merely Me, Health Guide, answered Numbness, how long does it last after… Hi there!   I am sorry that this has happened to your…

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