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steriods

My MS Doctor wants me to go to the hospital, University of Kansas Hospital, for five days to get steriods from an IV.
What do you feel about this treatment for SPMS
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Hi there.  You will need to be at the hospital for about an hour. Certain blood tests to monitor complete blood count, sodium, potassium levels. Blood pressure and pulse need to be monitored. It is given as an infusion over half an hour or directly into a vein. Usually it is 1 to 5 days course of intravenous treatment with steroids. An oral form of steroid, prednisolone alongwith medicine to reduce gastric irritation will follow this up. Certain side effects are heartburn, tachycardia, face flush, fluid retention, mood changes, insomnia and nausea. Long-term side effects are osteoporosis, diabetes, cataracts, etc. hope this helps. Take care.
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