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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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JimINRadfordVA commented on Beginner's Guide to MS: Solumedrol,… I've taken this ride three times. While taking it, and the oral prednisone…

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Bryan commented on What Is It Like to Take Oral Prednisone? 500 mg of prednisone is what I read!? I can only imagine how terrible that…

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