111 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone

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Dec 31, 2011 (Started Dec 29, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (difficulty sleeping through night, anxiety and frustration)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: I had no idea of the withdrawal I would experience. 24 hours after my last dose I started having convulsions, vomiting, sweating and the body wide pain was unbearable.
Cost: $200+ monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Nov 8, 2011 (Started Jan 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 24 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 21, 2011 (Started Oct 03, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for systemic lupus erythematosus)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 12 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 17, 2011 (Started Oct 12, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, increased appetite, agitation, anxious mood, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
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)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Other)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Severe (insomnia, increased appetite, agitation, anxious mood, withdrawal effects)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Sep 12, 2011 (Started Jul 18, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Prevent organ rejection)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: joint and foot pains disappeared
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Jun 9, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 1992)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased energy)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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

  • 1 helpful mark

May 4, 2011 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased appetite, sleepiness, irritability, shaky hands, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shaky hands, increased appetite, irritability, sleepiness, insomnia

Oct 7, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Mild (increased appetite, irritability, shaky hands, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: shaky hands, increased appetite, irritability, sleepiness, insomnia

Oct 6, 2010 (Started Oct 05, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for relapse MS (exacerbation))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (irritability, shaky hands, insomnia)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
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

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 22, 2011 (Started Apr 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (jumpiness, metallic taste in mouth, eye problems, taste changed, hives (urticaria), chest pain)
  • Adherence
    Sometimes
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: jumpiness, metallic taste in mouth, eye problems, taste changed

Apr 18, 2009 (Started Apr 13, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Improve mobility)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for stiffness/spasticity)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for fatigue)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for bladder problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for balance problems)
  • Effectiveness
    None (for optic nerve inflammation (optic neuritis))
  • Side effects
    Moderate (jumpiness, metallic taste in mouth, eye problems, taste changed)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
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: jumpiness, metallic taste in mouth, eye problems, taste changed

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 19, 2011 (Started Apr 17, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (racing heart feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Racing heart, jittery feeling, anxiety
Side effects: racing heart feeling

  • 0 helpful marks

Apr 11, 2011 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (difficulty sleeping through night)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Daily
Side effects: difficulty sleeping through night

Jan 18, 2010 (Started Aug 04, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 125 mg Monthly
Side effects: difficulty sleeping through night

  • 0 helpful marks
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