Reply To: Methylprednisolone (Solumedrol) Experence
SCIg is a subcutaneous injection/shot given into the fat layer between the skin and muscle. Many people can administer SCIg themselves; I’m not one of those. I’m overly sensitive to anything puncturing my skin and these shots really stinged me, so I discontinued them. I’ve since had a few other types of subcutaneous shots and tolerated them as long as they were given v e r y slowly.
Regarding Solu-Medrol: Methylprednisolone is one of a group of corticosteroids (cortisone-like medications) that are used to relieve inflammation in different parts of the body and lower autoimmune system responses (in the case of CIDP). Here is a summary about autoimmune disorders: http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/000816.htm
Here are what a few other CIDPers have to say about Solu-Medrol:
I hope you treatment plans work for you and you find yourself feeling lots better soon! Keep us posted on your progress.