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3 days of methylprednisolone
hi i dont really have a question . i just need to vent i did three days of iv methylprednisolone now i am on a prednisone taper. the side of my neck is so tight it feels like it is becoming tighter and tighter i hope to feel better soon i am tired of this whole m.s. thing and wish it would just go away.i guess i am feeling kind of cooped up i have not really been out this week other than to drive my sons places i am still afraid to be on my legs for any amount of time as i am unsure how they are going to be.
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Mary, vent away.  MS is nasty.  She does what she wants, when she wants with no thought as to the harm she brings to us.  I wish I could write a nice long post telling you how what doesn't kill us makes us stronger or there is a reason for our suffering.

Is there?

I sure the hell would like the know the reason.  It is one of the best kept secrets.
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Having to resort to the steroids to help with relapses is never easy.  I had 3 days that then were followed by another 2 days when I crashed  and rebound symptoms came back with a vengence.

We can both comisserate (sp?) with the side effects of these steroid treatments.  I get that stiff/full neck feeling too. It almost feels like your lymph glands are swollen to the max.  It went away though within a day or two after my last infusion.

I'm glad to hear your doctor put you on the prednisone taper.  Mine didn't because he doesn't believe patients need it and now I am in the hospital rehab trying to get back on my legs.  What dose did your neuro prescribe? I am curious because some give a medrol dosepak - way too low a dose in my opinion to do any good, and some give the 60-40-20-10 dose which is what I am now tapering down on and it works so much better.

I hope you get relief from our relapse very soon - let's both get better soon ok!!  

Take care of yourself and get lots of rest.  

Julie
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