112 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

kimberely4
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kimberely4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Oct 6, 2008 (Started Dec 02, 2002)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: it helps with pain and it may make you very hungry, gained lots of weight, it helps with fatigue but some mood changes but worth it
Cost: < $25 monthly

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mark61
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mark61
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Sep 2, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 50 intl units One time
Advice & Tips: Don't be surprised to find yourself having an emotional breakdown the week you are taking this treatment.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite

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Flowers
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Flowers
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Severe
Cognition: severe
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jun 10, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: I know alot of people aren't into this treatment, but it's done wonders for me in the past and I will continue with it if I need to.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Kidney damage, Tooth problems, Taste changed, Weight gain, Hair loss

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change
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change
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jul 24, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Side effects: Restlessness, Insomnia, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Anxious mood

Jul 28, 2008 (Started Jul 24, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness, Insomnia, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Anxious mood

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LeonaMS2004
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LeonaMS2004
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: severe
Vision: severe
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Apr 25, 2005)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: After having this treatment I feel good for quite some time. This treatment is a blessing regardless of the side effects.
Side effects: Restlessness, Heartburn, Insomnia

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moogie16
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moogie16
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: vb
I have:
MS

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Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Too much for too long is probably not good.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, Hair loss, Flushing, Taste changed, Eye problems, Weight gain

Sep 13, 2006 (Started Jul 11, 2004)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 2250 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: This treatment probably should be taken in extreme moderation, just as my personal, non-professional opinion.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Sleeplessness, Hair loss, Flushing, Taste changed, Eye problems, Weight gain

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BrainStain4
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BrainStain4
Sex: F
Data Quality: 0 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I have:
MS

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May 2, 2008 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Blurry vision: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Brace yourself... anything can happen!
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Heartburn, Weight gain, Flushing, Fatigue, Nausea, Light sensitivity (photophobia)

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dbrister
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dbrister
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: mild
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Feb 17, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 2007)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Side effects: Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Low potassium (hypokalemia), Restlessness, Thrush, Heart rate low, Increased appetite, Heartburn, Insomnia, Anxious mood

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desrat
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desrat
Sex: M
Data Quality: 3 stars
Relapse: Moderate
Sensation: Mild
Overall: Mild
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: mild
Upper limb: mild
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jul 18, 2007 (Started Jul 18, 2001)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: When I was first diagnosed with MS in July 2001, I was in the hospital and was given heavy doses of solumedrol since I was in such bad shape. I took solumedrol drips monthly from August 2001-July 2007. My new neurologist (2007) suggested long term use is doing more harm than good, so he took me off it. When I took the monthly solumedrol, it would be a one-hour administration in a hospital and from 2005-2007, a nurse would come to my house to give it to me. This medicine would keep me awake for 24 hours. Two days later, I would feel an awful 'crash' for a day, but then I would stabilize. I would start feeling when it was time for me to get the next monthly dose, feeling a similar 'crash'. I received a nasty metallic taste in my mouth from the second half-hour of the treatment until about six hours later. I always needed to have a peppermint handy during my infusion.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth

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jenj
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jenj
Sex: F
Data Quality: 2 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Mild
Cognition: none
Vision: none
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: severe
I am: n
I have:
MS

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Jun 28, 2007 (Started Feb 10, 2006)

  • Perceived effectiveness for General health: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Walking difficult without aid: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: get a prednisone chaser
Side effects: Restlessness, Withdrawal effects, Racing heart feeling, Insomnia, Anxious mood

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