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Multiple Sclerosis

Managing the Side Effects of Solu-Medrol

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Side effects
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The dreaded "IVSM"


phlebotomist draws blood
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Shy veins


Hard candy can help cover metallic taste during transfusion.
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Metallic taste


Nurse adjusting drip of infusion
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Avoid headaches


Antacid tablet to help with the buildup of acid from Solu-Medrol.
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Protect your stomach


Steroids will make you hungry, but avoid sugar and salt
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The cookie monster


Fraying rope, stress concept.
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Anxiety


Insomnia concept, alarm in bed
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Insomnia


Mood swing concept, man holding emotional masks
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Mood swings


Depressed stick person in maze
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Depression


Image of microscopic virus
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Weakened immunity


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