112 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

Mamaw5
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Mamaw5
Sex: F
Data Quality: 3 stars
Sensation: None
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Oct 17, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Advice & Tips: Drink plenty of water before your infusion so your veins will be easier to access. Take someone with you or take reading material to make the time go faster at the hospital. Eat mints for the bad metallic taste you will get in your mouth. And then get plenty of rest at home. Don't plan any activities. I was on a 5-day course and by the 3rd ir 4th day you are completely wiped out. Then be sure that you have ordered a taper pack of Prednisone from your doctor for after your infusions are over to get you through withdrawals. That next week will be bad also....kind of like a drug addict coming down off drugs. Take care of yourself...have someone bring meals to you if you can. ASK FOR HELP!!

Oct 16, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Other: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Optic nerve inflammation (Optic neuritis): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 125 mg Daily

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Bluesman
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Bluesman
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: M
  • Age: 60y
  • Organ: Kidney/Pancreas
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
  1. Kidney : 5y Transplanted
  2. Pancreas : 5y Transplanted
I have:
Pancreas Transplant

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Sep 12, 2011 (Started Jul 18, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Prevent organ rejection: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Advice & Tips: joint and foot pains disappeared
Cost: < $25 monthly

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

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Jun 9, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 1992)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Besides the times of my exacerbations I have been getting a "theraputc" dose before I go on extended vacations. In 2010 I traveled to London and Ireland and this June I went to Rome, Venice and back to Ireland where I end up doing a lot of walking. The positive side effect of the emergy boost and reduction in inflamation helps with long days.
Side effects: Increased energy

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jrod005
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jrod005
Sex: M
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Mild
Overall: None
Cognition: mild
Vision: moderate
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: none
Walking: mild
I am: n
I have:
MS

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May 4, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Increased appetite, Irritability, Sleepiness, Insomnia

Oct 7, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Slight
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Increased appetite, Irritability, Sleepiness, Insomnia

Oct 6, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Relapse MS (exacerbation): Slight
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Very
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Causes me irritability, to take this treatment I am required to go into the outpatient center at the hospital and with three kids and work, it's very burdensome.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Shaky hands, Increased appetite, Irritability, Sleepiness, Insomnia

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Darlingniki469
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Darlingniki469
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Severe
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: mild
Swallowing: moderate
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 22, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bladder problems: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Optic nerve inflammation (Optic neuritis): Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Can’t tell
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Can’t tell
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Eye problems, Jumpy feeling, Taste changed

Apr 18, 2009 (Started Apr 13, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Improve mobility: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Stiffness/Spasticity: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Pain: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Fatigue: Slight
  • Perceived effectiveness for Bladder problems: Moderate
  • Perceived effectiveness for Balance problems: None
  • Perceived effectiveness for Optic nerve inflammation (Optic neuritis): None
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: The true side effects...and things you can drink or take to make them subside a little faster!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Eye problems, Jumpy feeling, Taste changed

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Dirty Butter
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Dirty Butter
Data Quality: 1 star
  • Sex: F
  • Age: 71
Condition: Mitochondrial Myopathy 7 additional condition(s)
Quality of Life:
  • Mental: Mild
  • Physical: Moderate
I am: n
I have:
Mitochondrial Myopathy

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Apr 20, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Edema (fluid retention): Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: caused extreme weakness
Cost: < $25 monthly

Apr 12, 2011 (Started Apr 07, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Edema (fluid retention): Major
  • Side Effects: Severe
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 8 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I've been on the DosePak for 5 days now, and I'm so weak I can hardly talk. I'm having trouble walking, because I'm so weak. Called my PCP and was told to expect this for 4 days after I'm off the steroids. Also cautioned to keep a close check on my blood sugar, as steroids raise blood glucose levels and blood pressure.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Nsanity
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Nsanity
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: None
Overall: None
Cognition: none
Vision: mild
Speech: none
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: mild
Walking: moderate
I am: g
I have:
MS

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Apr 19, 2011 (Started Apr 17, 2011)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Major
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Not at all
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Racing heart, jittery feeling, anxiety
Side effects: Racing heart feeling

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snwbnny
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snwbnny
Sex: F
Data Quality: 1 star
Sensation: Moderate
Overall: Moderate
Cognition: moderate
Vision: moderate
Speech: moderate
Swallowing: none
Upper limb: moderate
Walking: moderate
I am: b
I have:
MS

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Apr 11, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Side effects: Difficulty sleeping through night

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Multiple Sclerosis: Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: 125 mg Monthly
Side effects: Difficulty sleeping through night

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

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Apr 9, 2011 (Started Dec 01, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Major
  • Side Effects: Mild
  • Adherence: Sometimes
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Drink plenty of water due to being an infusion(drip directly in the body). Usually increase your appetite
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Metallic taste in mouth, Headaches, Irritability, Weight gain

Feb 3, 2009 (Started Dec 01, 1999)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Nerve pain (neuralgia): Moderate
  • Side Effects: Moderate
  • Adherence: Usually
  • Burden: Somewhat
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Drink lots of water or white grape juice, have some hard candy or gum for the metallic taste. Also, try to eat healthy foods before and infusion to starve of excessive eating.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Metallic taste in mouth, Headaches, Irritability, Weight gain

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R B Hoofenpaw
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R B Hoofenpaw
Sex: M
Data Quality: 0 stars
Mood: Bad
Cognition: Moderate
Autonomic: Moderate
Head: moderate
Arms: mild
Legs: moderate
Tremors: moderate
I am: n
I have:
MSA

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Mar 15, 2011 (Started Sep 14, 2010)

  • Perceived effectiveness for Degenerative neurological disorder: Slight
  • Side Effects: None
  • Adherence: Always
  • Burden: A little
Dosage: 16 mg Daily

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