lyndacarol wrote:Welcome to ThisIsMS, dbatman1. Your final words in this post were "Any thoughts?" Here are mine.
Steroids (the complete name is glucocorticosteroids) cause a rise in glucose (a.k.a. blood sugar). In response to the increase in glucose, the pancreas secretes more insulin.
I believe this excess of caustic insulin damages the blood vessels and then initiates inflammation and the immune system. By the way, insulin can cross the blood brain barrier. I believe the steroids are the source of your recent symptoms.
Pardon me, i wonder of ur theory of excess insulin as the first causal factor of MS. Then the addition use of steroid which cause blood glucose level elevated. Should those two balance each other?
And how do your theory of excess insulin fit with other people using steroid n managed to reduce their symptoms? (me for example, i always regain my strength after having IV steroid everytime i have relapse and also it helped me with my optic neuritis). But i find that steroid only effective for me if i used it immediately after i noticed i had an attack. (maybe because steroid do help overcome the inflammation that's happening).
Thank you for your explanation.