Steroid infusions for ms

Gait disturbances: The only FDA-approved drug shown to improve motor function in MS is dalfampridine (Ampyra) 9 . The mechanism of action is restoration of action potential conduction by blockade of an unspecified subtype of potassium channels located in demyelinated axons. Dalfampridine is associated with an increased risk of seizure even in patients without a history. It is eliminated through the kidneys; therefore, poor renal function is a contraindication due to risk of seizures induced by poor clearance and resulting high levels of the drug. The recommended dosage for this oral, sustained-release medication is 10mg/twice daily.

I recently had a bone scan as I have had about 2 course of steroids a year over the last 5 years.  My bones were found to be thinning.  Not osteoporosis, but osteopenia.  Thats how come I managed to break my shoulder so easily falling down the stairs (note to self next time you fall don't try and save yourself and end up tangled in the bannisters).  I'm also naturally thin and a veggie.  I've been told to avoid the steroids now.  I'm glad because as well as the bones I also have terrible gastritis periodically.  But they used to work fantastically, not so much now though.  I also had to have extra monitoring in pregnancy as I had just finished a course of steroids when i got pregnant (thats how good they are!!) and they can cause low birthweight in babies.  I had a 5lb 10 oz baby (my others were all 8lb), but I also had problems with the placenta caused by the steroids.

Hello Kim, my name is Eva I came across your website on Facebook this evening I already love it. I think what you are doing is wonderful. I am 45 a wife and the mother of a smart and jovial boy. I was told I could not have a baby in New York after trying with my Ex. Husband for many years.
I met a co-worker after 11 years, (that was the last time I saw him) we use- to work together helping kids with disabilites. We fell in love and I followed him to Vegas. We bought a home together and one year later I became pregnant ( to this day I can’t believe it). We are blessed. It was a high risk pregnancy. I needed a cerclage and had pre-eclampsia toward the end of my pregnancy during delivery I suffered four strokes. I was having sight problems and walking like a drunk just weeks after my son was born. I assumed it was due to lack of sleep. I was diagnosed with benign MS and fibromyalgia in May of 2007 at an ER visit due to having seizures. I had my offical diagnosis in November of 2007, I was not informed to use MS medication and a year later, I became RRMS. I used Copaxone for over two years but was in the hospital about every three months. I’m on Avonex several years now with better results, however I suffered optic neuritis and now have damage in my left eye. That was a brutal relapse this past August. I’m pleased with your site and hope it can help me with water retention, cognitive issues and weight loss, well a myriad of issues to be honest. I am happy to have found your site. I hope to learn more about your MS diet. Thank you for this site.
Eva Saporito

At 3 months post-study enrollment, 11 patients in the supportive care group who showed no improvement became eligible and were crossed over to receive Atgam therapy. Efficacy was evaluated as sustained improvement in peripheral blood counts within 3 months of entry into the study. A statistically significant (p<) difference was observed between the two treatment groups in hematological improvement based on the investigator's evaluation; 11 of 21 (52%) patients in the Atgam group responded, compared with no patients (0 of 20) in the control group. Six of the 11 crossover patients from the control group showed improvement after 3 months of therapy. Overall, of 32 patients in both the Atgam group and the control group who crossed over to receive Atgam, 17 patients (53%) had a hematological improvement. Estimated 1-year survival rate was 62% for all 32 patients treated with Atgam. The 2-year survival rate was 100% among the Atgam responders [17 of the 32 patients (53%) compared to 14% for the nonresponders].

Steroid infusions for ms

steroid infusions for ms

At 3 months post-study enrollment, 11 patients in the supportive care group who showed no improvement became eligible and were crossed over to receive Atgam therapy. Efficacy was evaluated as sustained improvement in peripheral blood counts within 3 months of entry into the study. A statistically significant (p<) difference was observed between the two treatment groups in hematological improvement based on the investigator's evaluation; 11 of 21 (52%) patients in the Atgam group responded, compared with no patients (0 of 20) in the control group. Six of the 11 crossover patients from the control group showed improvement after 3 months of therapy. Overall, of 32 patients in both the Atgam group and the control group who crossed over to receive Atgam, 17 patients (53%) had a hematological improvement. Estimated 1-year survival rate was 62% for all 32 patients treated with Atgam. The 2-year survival rate was 100% among the Atgam responders [17 of the 32 patients (53%) compared to 14% for the nonresponders].

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