I’ve recently been diagnosed with MS and started on Avonex. It’s been a long process and I see a lot of people talking about Limbo land which I can relate to. I ended up waiting 4 months from my hospital admission to seeing a Neurology consultant. On admission MS was mentioned several times. At first I was to have an MRI and see the neurologist as an inpatient, it was then decided to discharge me and make an outpatients appointment. My symptoms did improve slightly without any treatment after discharge but my mobility is now much worse than it was and I walk with a stick. I also have tingling and numbness continually in my right hand. On seeing the Consultant I was given a large oral dose of Methylprednisolone and commenced on Avonex. The steroids did not seem to improve things at all.
My query is about steroid treatment. is the recovery likely to be better if it is given at the time of the relapse?