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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 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 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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