111 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

Feb 17, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, anxious mood, heartburn, thrush, restlessness (akathisia), heart rate low (bradycardia), low potassium (hypokalemia), increased appetite, elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Side effects: elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), low potassium (hypokalemia), restlessness (akathisia), thrush, heart rate low (bradycardia), increased appetite, heartburn, insomnia, anxious mood

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Jul 18, 2007 (Started Jul 18, 2001)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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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Jun 28, 2007 (Started Feb 10, 2006)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for General health)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for walking difficult without aid)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (withdrawal effects, insomnia, anxious mood, racing heart feeling, restlessness (akathisia))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: get a prednisone chaser
Side effects: restlessness (akathisia), withdrawal effects, racing heart feeling, insomnia, anxious mood

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