What to Do If You Have a Relapse
The best thing you can do to manage your MS is to stay attuned to your body and become familiar with the pattern of your symptoms. Call your MS clinician if you have new symptoms or an old symptom comes back and gets more severe over time--for instance, if you have tingling in your arm in the morning and by the next day one whole side of your body is tingling.
How are MS Relapses Treated?
The good news is that not all exacerbations require treatment. Mild sensory changes (numbness, pins-and-needle sensations) or bursts of fatigue that don’t significantly impact a person’s activities can generally be left to get better on their own. If they don’t, or they expand into other symptoms, the relapse may need to be treated with a course of intravenous steroids.
For severe exacerbations (involving loss of vision, severe weakness or poor balance, for example), which interfere with a person’s mobility, safety, or overall ability to function, most neurologists recommend a short course of high-dose corticosteroids to reduce the inflammation and bring the relapse to an end more quickly. The most common treatment regimen is a 3-5 day course of intravenous Solu-Medrol® (methylprednisolone). High-dose oral Deltasone® (prednisone) may also be used.
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How to Manage Multiple Sclerosis Relapse: The Use of Solumedrol