Can You Cure MS With Steriods?

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Acheybody
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   Posted 3/31/2010 1:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I'm writing about a friend.  He was diagnosed a few months ago, but is on large doses of steroids and believes this may reverse the damage and cure him altogether.  I wouldn't contradict him (not my place) but is this a real possibility?


betterhealth
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   Posted 3/31/2010 4:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debbie,

Sorry to hear about your friends recent diagnosis. With this all being new to him, he is likely still in the process of learning more about this illness. MS is a progressive disease and while treatments can help relieve symptoms and slow the progression, I'm not aware of any way to reverse the damage.

Your friend is fortunate to have your support.
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/6/2010 2:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Thank you for answering. That's what I was afraid of.
Debbie
 
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amerz
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   Posted 4/8/2010 11:21 PM (GMT -7)   
Debbie,
I was under the impression that steroids would at least reverse the effects that the latest flar up caused, however during my las exacerbation my neurologist informed me that the only purpose of the steroids is to stablize the patient symptoms. So no it isn't going to reverse what he experiences. SOrry to hear that about your friend though. MS is a long hard road to travel.

Amie

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   Posted 4/9/2010 8:44 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks, Amie, for your answer. I guess that's the general consensus. My friend is actually my brother-in-law, and he told us that he thinks it can be reversed. I don't know if he's just putting on a good face or he's trying to believe it, but I'm keeping my mouth shut. If that's how he gets through the day, who am I to contradict him? I'm also not saying anything to my husband. I don't think he could handle it since he loves his brother so much, and also he doesn't deal real well with bad physical news....he'd rather be in the dark. I'm the opposite - I want to know what I'm dealing with.
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
Chiropractic adjustments


betterhealth
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   Posted 4/9/2010 2:48 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Debbie,

I noticed that you mention Meniere's in your signature line. My wife has been dealing with Meniere's for the past two years and has severe attacks periodically. Have you found a way to manage Meniere's and prevent attacks?
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Acheybody
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   Posted 4/9/2010 9:27 PM (GMT -7)   
betterhealth, no I haven't, because I've never had a bad attack, just the hearing loss and the general motion-sick stuff. But a friend of mine sometimes can't get off the couch for a couple of days - if she does, everything spins. She said she avoids too much salt. Is that what happens to your wife? That would be really tough.
Debbie
 
Diagnosed: Fibromyalgia, Meniere's, mild liver damage (why?), keloid scar tissue (from burn) on back, arthritis, lumbar disc damage, IBS, migraine
 
Meds: Nortriptyline, Clonazepam, Darvocet as needed
multivitamins, l-lysine, probiotics, magnesium, malic acid, calcium + vit. D, vit. C
 
Chiropractic adjustments


betterhealth
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   Posted 4/10/2010 7:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Debbie,

My wife takes some meds to prevent attacks but sometimes has them anyway. When she gets an attack, everything starts spinning and she usually ends up flat out on the floor for 4-8 hours until she recovers. Her ears usually feel very clogged just before an attack. She experiences hearing loss and has a constant ringing in her ears. I wish that HW had a Menier's forum so we could see what others are doing to keep it in check.

Thanks very much for your response.
Peace and Healing
Lyme Disease - Doxycyline, IV-Rocephin, Gabapentin, Vitamins B,C & D
 
 

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