intermittent IV methylprednisolone???

    • Anonymous
      July 5, 2012 at 8:59 pm

      Has anyone heard of this or tried it as an alternative to steriods? I am not exactly sure what it is even. I was reading on-line, couldn’t find much, except a study done in 2003 about this working as well as steriods without the same side effects.

    • GH
      July 5, 2012 at 9:28 pm
    • Anonymous
      July 6, 2012 at 1:54 am

      Many neurologists prefer IV steroids over oral as the side effects long term are reported to be much less. If hubby had to take steroids instead of staying on IVIG, he would push for the IV pulse steroids. I believe there should be some good info. on pulse steroids if you search this forum.

    • July 6, 2012 at 2:14 am

      Have been on IV Prednison for many years with no long term side effects. Dosage has ranged from 1000mg daily for three days during flares to 1000 mg after PE every three weeks. Has been a good alternative as most of the other treatments such as IVIG do not help my case. Pulse doses do not have the effect on liver and kidney functions like long term oral.