Today’s question: will steroids work?.

So I am facing’the big reveal’. Not something that I particularly want to know but it looks like I am going to find out whether I want to or not.

I was initially diagnosed with Relapsing Remitting Multiple Sclerosis (RRMS) and a dose of IV steroids can be used to help some relapses and speed up your recovery.

For the last 2 weeks I have been having real problems with my left leg which refuses to straighten and often bends up so much that my left foot is higher than my right knee! It’s also really problematic when you need to transfer or go to the toilet because if you think that moving around on very weak legs is difficult, try moving around on only 1 of them! I have done more pivots than a classically trained ballet dancer in the last couple of weeks.

Anyway, I’m now awaiting going into the relapse clinic and hopefully getting a dose of IV steroids. Then we’ll see whether or not they have any effect and then I might have some unwanted answers to whether my condition is still relapsing remitting or has moved to progressive…

2 thoughts on “Today’s question: will steroids work?.

  1. I know how terrifying going in for IV steroids can be, but I hope it makes you feel much better. MS is such an unpredictable illness which is really frustrating. I wish you the best of luck and appreciate you sharing your story. I have been dealing with MS for almost 18 years now and I am in a constant stage of pain. Right now I do not know if the RRMS has progressed or not and I am avoiding talking to the doctor. I do take my medicine like I am supposed to, so I am just hoping for the best outcome. I look forward to reading more of your story. Stay strong and positive as much as possible!!

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    1. Thank you for your kind words and for reaching out. It may help you to know that I in October saw the doctor for my yearly follow-up and they said that they were reluctant to put people in the progressive category because it meant that they were a full to do a lot less because the medicines available for progressive conditions are not many and even though Tysabri, which I take,

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