I am sorry to hear of your recent diagnosis. I don't know what UAB is but it sounds like another medical facility. Is your neurologist not an MS specialist? It is not typical to treat with prednisone. The usual treatment is a disease modifying medication such as Rebif, Copaxone, Betaserone, or Avonex. These treatments don't really treat symptoms however so you don't usually feel that much better. They attempt to slow down the progression of the disease. They slow down the progression anywhere from 20 - 40 percent. During flares, most neuros prescribe IV steroids called solumedrol. Most believe it is much more effective than prednisone.
If you have access to a MS specialist, that is the way to go. Many general neuros are not up to date on recent treatments fpr MS.
Gretchen ~ diagnosed with MS July 2006
I have no lesions on my soul and so I will live with no limits.