I’m so sorry you’ve been flaring, and have had such nasty side effects from the steroids. Yikes, 8 lbs a day must have been so uncomfortable. From what I’ve heard, each round of steroids is a unique experience, and sometimes people have good results one time and other times not as much, or it takes a long time for the positive affects to show up. Have you discussed other treatment options with your neuro? I really wish I had some helpful advice for you, but just wanted to pop on here and welcome you to the board.