111 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

Aug 17, 2009 (Started Aug 14, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for help stop an exacerbation)
  • Side effects
    Severe (metallic taste in mouth, nausea, sleeplessness, change in taste, roid rage effects (steroids), jumpiness (startling easily))
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Give it a chance. It affects each of us differently and helps each situation differently.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jumpiness (startling easily), nausea, sleeplessness, change in taste, metallic taste in mouth, roid rage effects (steroids), roid rage effects (steroids)

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 23, 2009 (Started Oct 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can't tell (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (insomnia, headaches, increased appetite, elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia))
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: My Solu-Medrol IV's are being taken at home. A critical nurse came in to my house, explained it all to me and put in the IV in my left hand on the side of my thumb. Although I am 51 yrs old, I now live with my mother because it became impossible to take care of myself all the time. My mother, being a retired nurse, set's up the IV Infusion daily to my IV, times the drips to 5-8 drips/15 seconds. This dose of Solu-Medrol I am taking is for 5 days only at this time. The unexpected benefit I have received so far is the "false sense of well being." Yesterday was my 3rd dose and I felt like I could run a marathon. I had such a boost of energy. Today I was tired all day because I did not sleep good last night and I have been awake since 3:30am, Oct. 23, 2009. I have napped on and off all day but I have been tired because of being up for so long. I wouldn't want to take this every single day for the rest of my life. It is a pain in the butt. Also, back in 1998, I was in the hospital with Asthma and on Solu-Medrol and ended up with VERY bad side effects. I ended up with a vary bad abdomenal infection, ending in surgery, loosing 7 inches of my large colon.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: insomnia, elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), increased appetite, headaches

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 11, 2010 (Started Jan 02, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Other)
  • Side effects
    Severe (no sleep and major PMS...yes PMS is real and men can get it from hormonal imbalance cause by the steroids)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Have a sleep aid available to try and get some rest. The steroids jack me up I cant slep. Do not over do it. You might start to feel like the king of the world and you can easily do too much. Do a little then rest and recover. You will thank me after they ear off and you start to feel the soreness of the overdoing it.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: no sleep and major PMS...yes PMS is real and men can get it from hormonal imbalance cause by the steroids

  • 1 helpful mark
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