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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