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Postby hlm286 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 7:55 pm

I just finished 3 days of steroids 3 days ago. How long do they help for and how long until you usually notice them working?
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Postby CureOrBust » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:33 am

I use oral prednisone, not IV steroids.

Using porednisone (75mg/day), I notice their effects by the second and third day if I am not currently in a relapse, and within 12-24 hours of the first dose if I am in a relapse.

Hope this helps.
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Postby peekaboo » Tue Jun 30, 2009 6:38 am

When I was on a solumedral IV drip 1x a mo. , The effects were immediate. I felt energetic, and I could move about freely. The effects started to wear off slowly and by the time the month was up I was ready and willing to get the next dose.

I have read others experiences and there are those that solumedrol was not for them. so ofcourse it depends on the individual and their ractions to steriods. Hope this helps
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Postby hlm286 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:41 am

I have felt better since the steroids (am able to urinate on my own again, although sometimes it takes much concentration, I am walking without any aids, however I'm still very numb in my torso and left arm/hand) Mostly its the numbness that I'm worried about and am praying to make a full recovery so that I can function normally (driving, working, using my left hand because I'm left handed, etc.) I sometimes can't tell if I am feeling better or if I'm just learning to better function and feeling happier so that affects it too positively. It is such a relief though to hear people say that it took a little while to get better, as strange as that may sound, it's just sometimes I fear that if I'm not better already, it might not work, but I'm trying not to think that way and be optimistic, and listen to all of your advice, and I am so grateful to have found this site for support! It has only been a week since I was hospitalized so I'm trying to have patience and hopfully get better each day. IO do wonder though what is best to heal quickly - resting a lot or trying to go on with your day to day activities? Its a little hard for me to rest alot with a toddler on the go, but I do have family support and try to take it easy, I just don't want to push too hard and slow down my recovery, do you think thats possible? I want to do whats best...
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