I did a search to see if I could find this kinda info, and came across this site which has the dosage for various conditions. The interesting thing is that they had dosage between 120-180mg/day (for asthma in emergency). The dose calc I mentioned is mentioned numerous times down the page (as well as others). I would speak to your doc / GP. Actually, I think my GP also told me this calc.CureOrBust wrote:I have read somewhere the max / therapeutic dose was calculated at 1mg / Kg body mass / day (about 75mg / day for me, in a single dose / day).
Did a search and found people (and "Doctors") which talked of 3 days as their comfort point without a taper. But again, speak with your doc. I am sure the two I asked pegged it about 5 or 7. One of the sites I came to said it was individual to a patient.CureOrBust wrote:Also, I checked with 2 docs, and they said if I take it at this dose, I do not have to taper if I keep the pulse to less than 7 days (or was it five... 2 days is all I actually do now). This works for me because I don't really notice effects at the lower dose.
I would NOT recommend ANYONE to do what I am doing. This is my own little experiment which is not based on any hard evidence. I "derived" it off the idea / study results in the study on the thread http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-5965.html which EXPLICITLY uses IV steroids, was monitored / controlled by doctors / researchers, was on PPMS and other things which are different to my case. However, I liked the EDSS improvements they achieved. And I cant really say if it is helping or hurting at this early time.Lyon wrote:it "seems" that for someone of your body weight to do exactly as he is doing, you would have to do 91mg per day for two days per month??
I liked the EDSS improvements they achieved. And I cant really say if it is helping or hurting at this early time
robbie wrote:one question i have is my last bout of double vision was 4 years ago and since then till a few days ago but the prednisone fixed it so why does that inflamation of my eye nerves not come back when the prednisone wears off? why can it be so long to come back to my eyes ?
In the treatment of acute exacerbations of multiple sclerosis daily doses of 200 mg of prednisolone for a week followed by 80 mg every other day for 1 month have been shown to be effective. (Dosage range is the same for prednisone and prednisolone.)
that the quick improvements in symptoms is owed to the elimination? of inflammation and after the inflammation is gone things slow down and maybe remyelinisation, reaxonisation or rerouting of neural pathways is responsible for the continued, but slower improvement that people notice in the years afterwards.
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