111 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

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Sep 2, 2008 (Started Jun 02, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Fatigue)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jun 10, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Tooth problems, Kidney damage, Taste changed, Hair loss, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Jul 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Restlessness (akathisia), Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Side effects: Restlessness (akathisia), Insomnia, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Anxious mood

Jul 28, 2008 (Started Jul 24, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Restlessness (akathisia), Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Restlessness (akathisia), Insomnia, Insomnia, Anxious mood, Anxious mood

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Aug 21, 2008 (Started Apr 25, 2005)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Restlessness (akathisia), Heartburn, Insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
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 (akathisia), Heartburn, Insomnia

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Aug 20, 2008 (Started Jul 11, 2004)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flushing, Eye problems, Taste changed, Sleeplessness, Hair loss, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Flushing, Eye problems, Taste changed, Sleeplessness, Hair loss, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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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May 2, 2008 (Started Apr 29, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Blurry vision)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Flushing, Metallic taste in mouth, Weight gain, Light sensitivity (photophobia), Heartburn, Nausea, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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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Feb 17, 2008 (Started Aug 13, 2007)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for Balance problems)
  • Side effects
    Severe (Elevated blood sugar (hyperglycemia), Increased appetite, Low potassium (hypokalemia), Heart rate low (bradycardia), Restlessness (akathisia), Thrush, Heartburn, Anxious mood, Insomnia)
  • 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 (Restlessness (akathisia), Racing heart feeling, Anxious mood, Insomnia, Withdrawal effects)
  • 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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Feb 1, 2007 (Started Jan 01, 1997)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Flushing, Metallic taste in mouth, Sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Metallic taste in mouth, Sleeplessness, Flushing

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