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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, commented on Beginner's Guide to MS: Solumedrol,… kenna, Thanks for the suggestion.  Will have to try that next time…

08/24/14

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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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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…

11/12/13

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Cathy, Health Guide, commented on MS and Your Quality of Medical Care Why don't you reach out to the National MS Society to ask for help? Their website it…

01/22/13

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