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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 man-made drugs that resemble cortisol, a…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, posted Are the Side-Effects of Steroids Almost… Credit: Thinkstock During relapses in multiple sclerosis, new or…

08/10/16

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on MichwMS2016 Welcome to MS HealthCentral, I am sorry that you are experiencing increased pain, and perhaps a relapse,…

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Lisa Emrich, Health Guide, commented on Beginner's Guide to MS: Solumedrol,… Fbwill88, I hope that the steroids will continue to make you feel better. It…

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Amy Tudor, Editor, answered I've been DX since 2008. I'm have… Hi there, Katkan -   I know this is an old question, but I did want…

08/10/14

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