Have just finished a 5 day course of steroids prescribed for inflammation in my spine. Had an MRI scan which revealed what the doctors think is a new MS lesion in my spine. The pain was so bad at one stage i was literally climbing the walls in agony. My doctor prescribed steroids to reduce the inflammation and bring my pain back under control. After just a few hours of taking my first dose i felt as though i was dying. Had severe vomiting and the worst headache i have ever had in my life. Went back to see my doctor after the weekend on day 3 of taking the steroids and was sent to hospital for an emergency CAT scan as she was concerned about the severity of my headache which had got worse while taking the steroids.
At A & E i was admitted for an overnight stay, observation and the CAT scan and several other tests. Thankfully scan was clear and they put the extreme pain down to the high strength of the steroids basically knocking me for six!! Have since been discharged from hospital and given Naproxen for 10 days, Amittriptyline for 10 days, Co- codamol for 10 days and Pregablin which i have been taking since April.
Sorry for such a long winded post, but am interested to see if anyone has had this steroid and felt as ill i did taking it?
I was diagnosed with RRMS in July and think this latest attack was a new relapse.