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.
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 man-made drugs that resemble cortisol, a…