42 patient evaluations for Methylprednisolone taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis'

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Nov 7, 2014 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (burning pain, metallic taste in mouth, muscle and joint pain, burning sensation in skin, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Side effects: burning pain, metallic taste in mouth, burning sensation in skin, fatigue, muscle and joint pain

Apr 24, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (metallic taste in mouth, muscle and joint pain, burning sensation in skin, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Side effects: burning pain, metallic taste in mouth, burning sensation in skin, fatigue, muscle and joint pain

Apr 3, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (metallic taste in mouth, muscle and joint pain, burning sensation in skin, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Side effects: burning pain, metallic taste in mouth, burning sensation in skin, fatigue, muscle and joint pain

Apr 1, 2011 (Started Apr 01, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (metallic taste in mouth, muscle and joint pain, fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Advice & Tips: Not pleasant while taking it but it definately helped with my MS flare up. Side effects were pain, metallic taste in mouth, fatigue, and after treatment I had skin pain for a few days.
Side effects: burning pain, metallic taste in mouth, burning sensation in skin, fatigue, muscle and joint pain

  • 1 helpful mark

Oct 2, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Monthly
Cost: < $25 monthly

Jun 1, 2013 (Started Nov 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (sleeplessness)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Aug 7, 2013 (Started Jun 28, 2011)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (fatigue, irregular menstrual periods, muscle soreness, skin sensitive to touch, increased energy, slow speech (bradyarthria), brain fog, chest and face flushing, migraine headaches)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 960 mg Monthly
Advice & Tips: New neurologist said this is no longer recommended as a one day once a month treatment. Side effects outnumber the benefits. I would be out of commission for the entire week when taking this treatment. The main benefit I received from doing this is a day of lots of energy while on the steroid but 4-5 days of feeling like crap coming off of it. However, it did help with my cognition for about 2 weeks especially when having conversations. I'm actually glad I won't be doing it anymore. The one full day of migraine really wasn't worth it when sometimes I was already feeling good plus having to plan my life around being unavailable for one week out of every month. Real pain in the....well you know.
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

May 15, 2013 (Started Apr 04, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: 60 mg Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Nov 1, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe (red and swollen rash on face, excessive anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Monthly

Mar 6, 2012 (Started Feb 01, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (red and swollen rash on face, excessive anger)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 mg Monthly

  • 0 helpful marks

Oct 19, 2012 (Started Oct 15, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (brain fog, fatigue, right leg dragging)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily

  • 0 helpful marks

Jul 16, 2012 (Started Jul 12, 2012)

  • Effectiveness
    None (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

  • 1 helpful mark

Mar 3, 2012 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Dec 3, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Cost: < $25 monthly

Aug 28, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: Ever since my first IV - I refuse oral! IV does not have the side effects associated with the oral!
Cost: < $25 monthly

May 30, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: Ever since my first IV, I refuse oral. Unwanted side effects not felt as with oral prednisone!

Mar 12, 2011 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: The infusion service I have used since my first ever began sending gravity fed set-ups as opposed to force fed baloons. We have done the research and will call another service in the future!

Dec 29, 2010 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

Mar 15, 2008 (Started Dec 20, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take

  • 0 helpful marks

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

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
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