chus wrote:... in the last 2 years my legs have become increasingly stiff and my mobility more limited even though my MRIs have shown no new lesions.
Spasticity is a central feature of MS. Treatments range from simple stretching exercises for mild spasticity to intrathecal baclofen for severe, refractory spasticity.
All interferon preparations can worsen spasticity, depression, and headaches.
Spasticity is a disabling symptom of MS that is enhanced during interferon beta-lb (IFNbeta-1b) treatment.
Thirteen of the 19 patients treated with IFNbeta-1b had increased spasticity requiring increased antispasticity drug administration.
Relatively frequent side effects include ……………….increased spasticity.
chus wrote:Hi, i've been a member of this website for some time but have never before posted a message. I'm a 43yr old male diagnosed with MS five years ago with one attack at the beginning. I haven't experienced any other major attacks but in the last 2 years my legs have become increasingly stiff and my mobility more limited even though my MRIs have shown no new lesions. My new neuro has asked me to go into hospital for 1 - 2 weeks to have iv steroids and intensive physiotheraphy. Has anybody had this style of treatment or had a similar pattern of progression?
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