Intravenous methylprednisolone (Solu-Medrol) does not affect the long-term visual outcome, but it speeds visual recovery and reduces the risk of MS.
Surprisingly, oral prednisone seems to increase the risk of recurrent optic
neuritis and is therefore contraindicated.
LoveActually wrote:Yesterday I had my neuro check up and he thinks I'm in a relapse. This is my first relapse since being diagnosed. They ordered a MRI asap and after they review the results of that they want me to start on steroids. I would normally say "no way!" and just tough it out but this is a vision thing so I know I can't mess around when my eyesight is at stake.
So lay it on me my fellow MS'ers, what am I in for? They prescribed me the oral steroids but I've heard that the IV kind is easier to handle. After they review my MRI I'll probably request the change to IV steroids. I've heard to definitely bring candy to kill the metal taste in my mouth and I also know all about the bloating and retaining water crap. Anything else I should know?
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