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For those with Multiple Sclerosis - When Is Solu-Medrol Used

Posted Nov 17 2009 10:20pm

How Doctors Make the Decision to Use Solu-Medrol

ByJulie Stachowiak, Ph.D., - Created: March 5, 2009

Many of us withmultiple sclerosis, especially relapsing-remitting MS (RRMS), have experienced a course of Solu-Medrol, the high-dose intravenouscorticosteroidused to lessen the symptoms of relapses by decreasing inflammation in thecentral nervous system.

For many people, the effects of Solu-Medrol are just short of miraculous –MS symptomsthat were debilitating before the needle was even placed in the vein may be manageable or even gone by the time the first infusion is complete. Certainly by two or three days into the course, the majority of people can report that those symptoms are much better. However, losing the MS symptoms (and the panic that often accompanies them) allows people to shift their attention to the side effects of Solu-Medrol, which can be uncomfortable (to say the least), although not life-threatening.

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