• MWMS MWMS
    August 19, 2009
    Regular steroid injections to check the progression
    MWMS MWMS
    August 19, 2009

    Is there a regimen of regular high dose steroid injections like once a week or once a month to check the progression of the disease?

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  • Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    August 20, 2009
    Lisa Emrich
    Health Guide
    August 20, 2009

    Hi Reddy,

     

    Other than the use of steroids for acute relapses, usually for 3-5 days, there is a treatment protocol called "pulse steroids."  With pulse steroids, the MS patient receives 1-day monthly steroid treatments to keep the MS in check.  Usually this is used when a patient has more active MS and/or has had more frequent relapses.


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  • tellnhelen August 20, 2009
    tellnhelen
    August 20, 2009

    Hi Reddy

     

    For a few years of my MS I took a week of steriods once a year.  It worked well for me.  About 5 years in my doc swtched me to 3 to 5 days each month otherwise known as Pulse steriods that Lisa mentioned.  That menthod did not work as well for me.  Yes my energy/stamina and strength improved but I found myself "craving" the next treatment every 3 weeks.  I have also heard that some people can't make a move on a daily basis without their steroids (scary).  I haven't even mentioned the weight gain that comes with steroids (food never tasted so good).  So consider carefully.   I have since only used steriods when absolutely needed. Good Luck

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    • Caroline Hart
      September 29, 2011
      Caroline Hart
      September 29, 2011
      Besisdes the weight gain, what benefits did you get from them? I just moved and met with my new Neurologist, he has suggested them to me. READ MORE
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