I was diagnosed on Friday after 6 years of on and off symptoms .( pins and needles , balance problems , spacisity in legs and most embarrassing of late bladder problems ) Mri scan ( with contrast ) showed enough lesions that thankfully I,'ve escaped the dreaded L.P . Had a minor wobble ( and not just legs ) on Saturday but generally been cup half full since then . There are after all far worse things and treatments have moved on I know .
When Neurologist rang me with DX Fri he said hospital would ring 're medication beginning of week and MS nurse will be in touch . Got appointment with him again in few weeks. Saw g.p yesterday who contacted different Neuro ( mines on his hols this week ) and am now the proud owner of a pack of methylprednisolone…500mg to be taken every morning .
Which leads me to my question …I am Sat here torn . I never take more than a paracetamol ( had a bad reaction post op to morphine years ago and has made me cautious ) …reading up am scared of possible side affects …my blood pressure was a bit raised yesterday , not that that’s a great surprise having wobbled my way round town , whilst keeping fingers ( and legs ) crossed my bladder would,t fail me on the bus !
My understanding is steriods at this dose can nip a relapse in the bud much quicker …desperate to get normality back a.s.a.p , work , energy , driving e.t.c ) …but can weaken your immune system and won,t change long term outcome of a relapse
Not taking steriods May mean relapse lasts longer , meaning my car remains on the drive , I remain stuck at home and I will be wise to take shares out in tenna lady …
I have no idea what to do and all joking aside for the first time since Fri I am scared …any advice would be gratefully received…do I take or not
Thanks …Izzy x