It took several weeks for me to feel the anit-inflammatory effects of the steroids. Are you taking any other treatment for MS? My neurologist explained that the steroids don't lesson any disability or permanent symptoms we may be stuck with once a flare begins. She says that by the time we start to flare the damage has already begun. The steroids treat symptoms only and help us to feel better faster. Where we end up after steroids is where we would have ended up eventually anyway, it just speeds that time up a bit.
I hated the steroids and so this conversations became the results. I was asking if I had to do steroids.....did it really make a difference. Again, she indicated that it can help relieve symptoms only. It is not an actually disease treatment.
Disease treatments are currently Rebig, Betaserone, Copaxone, Avonex, Tysabri, and Novantrone.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.