amelia wrote:I want to know about how many people have taken the oral preds after IV solumedrol. I thought it was standard, must be, practice to wean you off the cortisone. We have a friend that is coming home without the preds and seems to be in an endless cycle of attacks. Would love to hear what others have taken.
sh8un gives good advice. Would definitely try to find out.
Was recently informed at one of the John Hopkins hospitals, that Prednisone is no longer routinely prescribed for MS.
I went thru two rounds of solumedrol IVs, at home, without prednisone taper. My neurologist, who claims that he has successfully treated MS patients for 30 years, doesn't prescribe it. He says because of the osteoporis/bone damge risk if people become dependant on it.
Instead, he routinely prescribes Xanax and Lexapro. Took the Xanax, but refuse to start up on Lexapro. So, my experience was very severe mood swings, from the most ecstatic high feelings, I ever had; to crying harder and longer than I have ever cried in my life. But, knowing that it was because of the steroid withdrawal, I didn't give in to the depression, in spite of tears.
These effects lasted approximately a week following each round. I wish your friend the best of luck!