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Post by MacKintosh » Mon May 29, 2006 4:05 pm

Wiggy, I'm glad you brought up the steroids. I had one course of IV and then pills to taper off from it. My opinion was it didn't help and it actually seemed to enhance the symptoms. Over on CPn Help-dot-org, somebody, but I don't recall who, mentioned that steroids actually help feed the cpn infection. That would certainly account for what I went through. By the time I left the hospital after the two days of IV steroids, I had intermittent numbness in toes and fingers, a very sensitive nerve ending in the upper front (like the 'front' of the ankle) that shot sensations down to my various toes, total lethargy.... not good. I'm not a fan of steroids and I really have no use for them now, after going through that exercise in futility.
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Post by wiggy » Mon May 29, 2006 4:51 pm

I met a women in a doctors office and she asked what I was diagnosed with and than said you have never done a round of steroids. I said how did you know that - well her husband had ms and she felt they gave him too many steroids and could tell by looking at my face that I had never been on them. My girlfriend has lupus and has been on steroids but I would not know that by looking at her face. This women said, stay with your doctor and I have, I am not sure how he will respond to abx - I am going to see him in July.

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Post by alykat » Mon May 29, 2006 5:00 pm

Hello MacKintosh and Wiggy,

Thanks for your responses.

MacKintosh, your experience on the steroids is not dissimilar to my husband's experience. Thus far, he has had 10 days of IV steroids with little relief from the symptoms. In fact, it seems to me he is actually worse after completing the 10 day course. The difficulties with vision, balance and swallowing seem to have arisen after the steroids were started. And, to make matters worse, he does not have any oral steroids to taper off the IV steroids with, so he has been totally unable to sleep and as a consequence is in a horrible mood. It's so tough to see him go through this.

On a brighter note, I ordered all of the supplements on-line and expect them to arrive by Wednesday at the latest. I also emailed Dr. Stratton to ask for an appointment ASAP, and posted on CPn Help asking for assistance in locating a doctor willing to write the scripts. We will start this treatment before the end of this week!!!!

Again, thanks to all who are helping us through this difficult time.


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Post by wiggy » Mon May 29, 2006 5:17 pm


Its sounds like you are doing everything you can do and moving fast and it will get better - I do not know why they did not give him a taper to ease him off those steroids - crazy.

I was on the supplements for a month before I started doxy.

I hope someone on cpn help can get a doctor for you

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