14 patient evaluations for Steroid IV Infusion taken for the purpose of 'multiple sclerosis'

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Nov 21, 2011 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pain in legs)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Pins and needles)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Constant hunger, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: This treatment program is for 5 days I was in the hospital at the time. This exacerbation was very rough I bed bound after release from hospital after 3 weeks the clock started to turn feeling better.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Constant hunger

May 24, 2011 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Constant hunger, Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Advice & Tips: If there are enough groceries in the house BUY ALOT !!! this medication makes you eat like there is no tomorrow.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Constant hunger

Nov 13, 2010 (Started Nov 08, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Increased appetite)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: 1000 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: Be Sure to Stock the Cupboards talk about eating WOW !!!!
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Increased appetite, Constant hunger

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Apr 14, 2011 (Started May 15, 1996)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    None
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Monthly
Advice & Tips: I was advised that it is not necessary, according to my age, and no need for steroid enhancement. It really helped me with my muscle use and I felt better. Like the oil needed for the tinman.
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Aug 26, 2010 (Started Oct 16, 2008)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Sleeplessness, Pain)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: I do four days of IV at the local hospital as an out-patient. Then tapering down for ten days with prednisone by mouth. This last time was difficult for me, I would crash several hours after the IV, intense pain, headaches, and no sleep. I felt as if the treatment was worse than the MS relapse. I only went through with it was because my eyesight was deteriorating. I really don't know if I will do this again, it felt like it was so hard on my body.
Side effects: Pain, Sleeplessness

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May 7, 2010 (Started May 03, 2010)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild
  • Adherence
    Never taken as prescribed
  • Burden
    Not at all hard to take
Dosage: 100 mg Daily
Advice & Tips: I can't say a whole lot because right after the steroids my A/C in my house went out for about a month till it finally got fixed which had adverse effects on me (heat). After my hospital stint and before the A/C died, the steroids were incredible! I had no leg pain for that fact, no pain at all, balance was better, thinking wqas better and I felt incredibly great. Most importantly, for the first time in a little over four years my double vision is gone. It seems that the heat was a really bad thing because my leg pain, problems with my balance and my memory thing seem to be creeping back but I can still see right (no double vision). I hope that it continues to work although I know that it is a short term thing but how short term I have no idea. I would Definitely recommend this for any mser out there. Be sure to do the IV steroid and not the pill (pill is not very potent, small to no effects) and be sure to avoid the heat if possible.
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: red spots and red bumps

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Jul 14, 2009 (Started Jul 12, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for Vision)
  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for Stiffness/Spasticity)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Jun 26, 2009 (Started Jun 24, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for FOR 3DAYS AMMUNITY SYSTEM NERVE CELLS IMFLAMATION BRING DOWN)
  • Effectiveness
    Can’t tell (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Blush, Flushing, Overheated, Metallic taste in mouth, Uneasy feeling)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Cost: < $25 monthly
Side effects: Flushing, Uneasy feeling, Metallic taste in mouth, Overheated, Blush

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Apr 15, 2009 (Started Feb 15, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Slight (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Mild (Swelling in ankles, Metallic taste in mouth, Swelling in feet, Bruiselike feeling under skin, Weight gain, Fatigue)
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Dosage: As needed
Advice & Tips: Its weird infusing yourself
Cost: $200+ monthly
Side effects: Swelling in feet, Metallic taste in mouth, Bruiselike feeling under skin, Weight gain, Swelling in ankles, Fatigue

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Mar 23, 2009 (Started Mar 20, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Somewhat hard to take
Dosage: 1 g Daily
Cost: < $25 monthly

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Mar 9, 2009 (Started Mar 05, 2009)

  • Effectiveness
    Major (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Severe
  • Adherence
    Always
  • Burden
    Very hard to take
Dosage: As needed

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Feb 6, 2009 (Started )

  • Effectiveness
    Moderate (for multiple sclerosis)
  • Side effects
    Moderate (Blush, Swelling in ankles, Flushing, Overheated, Metallic taste in mouth, Swelling in feet, Weight gain)
  • Adherence
    Usually
  • Burden
    A little hard to take
Advice & Tips: There may be side efects, but if they help you might want to consider taking them.
Side effects: Overheated, Flushing, Metallic taste in mouth, Swelling in feet, Swelling in ankles, Blush, Weight gain

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