Solu medrol vertigo

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Well, this morning was my last Solu-Medrol infusion. Haven't had quite the horror stories that some of you had, but it definitely wasn't a pleasant experience. The first day was fine. Second day and today I've been extremely dizzy with hot flashes. Felt very nauseas both days. Not sure what the "come down" will be like since I wasn't given a taper, but we'll see. Problem is, so far it hasn't taken the vertigo away.
Does Solu-Medrol cause bone aching to be worse and what do you find can ease this awful symptom? All of my MRI's have shown only tiny lesions that are in my subcortical white matter and my doctor has attributed those to my migraines that I suffered in my mid-twenties. I am now 38 years old. But my doc does beleive that I am presenting with "clinical MS".
He would make sure I started the Solu-Medrol before I left his Unit. I almost couldn't contain myself when I thanked him as he quickly walked out. Most of you won't remember, but last year when I was in the hospital, my neuro's partner, the evil female partner came to see me and was so cruel. She was awful. She insisted I had complex migraines. I almost made a request not to see her. Well, the neuro consultant came striding in, and guess who it was? Yes, Dr. Cruel Female Partner!
How are IV solu-medrol treatments billed? I hope this relapse passes quickly, Julie, and you feel much better soon.
Some days are better than others, but there's not been 1 day that it hasn't been there in some form, even after my solu-medrol treatment. Isn't 3 weeks a long time to have it without it going away? I know you were disabled due to this, and I guess I'm scared of this happening to me. How did you know this was the case with you? I also feel scared that I might have PPMS. My symptoms (left side muscle weakness, cognitive issues, numbness and tingling, etc) have never gone away.
From my experience the ears or peripheral cause are the most common causes of vertigo especially with the rotational type vertigo. So I would definitely have your ears checked & check your eyes for nystagmus. The site JJ has given to you is an excellent source of information. If you can go armed with information for your doc such as "Did you have a cold before this happened?" even as long as a month prior.
flare-up about a year ago--vertigo that didn't go away--and the MRI then showed four lesions, so my neurologist sent me for Solu-Medrol infusions. Since then I've been on Betaseron and everything's pretty much stayed the same. But for the last two weeks, the vertigo has come back and I've noticed a few speech and bladder control issues. Would a Medrol dose pack help what seems to be a mild flare-up?
I told him I felt much better when they had me on Solu-Medrol at the hospital. He said he didn't want to start fooling around with steroids until he knows why this keeps happening to me. Steroids can break down your bones, you know.... He will see me at this mystical appointment Thursday which apparently didn't exist when I asked for it last week. Can't wait.
I think I need to take my mind off all of this MS stuff, but I can't. I just finished my Solu-Medrol on Sunday, shouldn't I feel great? Sorry to B****, but I don't know what else to do!
The other bad news is I have a feeling that most likely when I see my neuro on Monday he will want to give me solu-medrol. It made the vertigo go away last time and as much as I hate the thought of steroids again...I need this to go away! Of course, the good news is: maybe this flare up is enough of what my neuro is looking for to try to fight for another MRI sooner, or maybe even make the diagnosis and start DMDs???
My last attack occured one year ago and I was treated with solu-medrol. In the last several months I have also had numerous other neuro symptoms such as multiple paresthesias in many different areas, Right hand was trembling for a few weeks and one finger kept twitching, and brief episodes of vertigo and clumsiness. I have had MRis of brain, cervical, and thoracic spine that were normal. I also had a spinal tap that was normal.
My next was worsening fatigue, which I already had from the vertigo. It has also stayed without any remission and worsened. The third was urinary urge incontinence - also has stayed and never improved and it is now worsening. Then I had one clear relapse which remitted - with weakness of my right arm. But, mostly everything has appeared and stayed/worsened.
I did 5 days of Solu-Medrol on an outpatient basis in October 2007, to deal with my first major attack. The only side effect I experienced was the strange metal taste. For the first couple of days, everything I ate, even chocolate, tasted terrible. The treatment sessions were fine, maybe a slight burning session for the first several minutes after the IV was inserted and the drip started. I did not experience insomnia or any of the other things they warn you about.
If yours gets bad, you may want to talk to your neuro about IV Solu-Medrol. Sometimes when a relapse is really bad, people take it to make the symptoms go away quicker. Regarding your Copaxone question: The vertigo is caused by a lesion in your brain. Copaxone (and all the other DMD's for that matter) work to reduce the frequency and severity of *future* relapses.
Hi! Most of my symptoms did return after receiving Solu-Medrol in the hospital -- but they were not severe. I am guessing your step son is at the end of his relapse, or exacerbation. The steroids helped him through the worst part. That's just my feeling, though. Vertigo can be different, too, I think. When I had a very bad episode of vertigo (was kept overnight in the hospital-couldn't stand on my own), it took really months for it to resolve.
-) My question involves Solu-medrol steroids. As I said, I've been pretty healthy for the last year, with just psudo-relapses every month around my period, up until the beginning of December. I woke up with vertigo (one of my first symptoms) and it got worse through the day, but it was not horrible.
I have only had Solu-Medrol treatment twice for my symptoms. Both of them I took the taper pills afterward. I didn't get rebound symptoms the first time I had it. I am on the taper pills now for the second time, so I don't know yet if I will have rebound symptoms. I sure hope not!! lol I do know that I am cautious with steroids. I do not take them lightly. They can do some major damage to your body (definitely to your kidneys) that cannot be taken back.
I am on day 6 of pretty bad vertigo, I ended up calling my neuro in Seattle to discuss using the steroids and he had to call my Dr here in AZ to get him to order Solu Medrol. This has been a huge fiasco. The insurance girl here first tells me that this IV infusion is not covered by Tricare, so I get the CPT code and call to verify. They do accept that procedure and I don't need an auth or referral. By the time all these back and forth phone calls are done, its almost 5pm and they close.
Everyone's experience is a little difference but the swelling and the heartburn along with the bad taste in your mouth are definitely normal side effects from the Solu-Medrol. I usually sleep a lot when I'm receiving steroids, mostly because I sleep when I'm in a flare. However, a great number of people (almost everyone) complain about insomnia due to the steroids.
IT STARTED OUT PAINFUL,TO BLURRYNESS,TO GREY TO DARKNESS. MY MS SPECALIST TREATED IT AGGRESSIVELY,1500 MGS SOLU-MEDROL IN ABOUT A HALF HOUR(MADE ME SICKER THAN A DOG) THAN 5 DAY STEROID TREATMENT AT HOME. IT LASTED ABOUT 12 DAYS BEFORE THE VISUAL ASPECT STARTED TO RETURN,IT JUST REVERSED IT SELF.BLACK,TO GREY-TO BLURRYNESS.
I just had a 3 day round of Solu-Medrol in September. The side effects can be pretty bad. Give yourself a couple of weeks. You need to drink lots of water and try to eat a healthy diet. Get as much rest as you can also. I take sleeping pills at first because I know I won't be able to sleep with the steroids in my system, but sleep is important to help you recover from the relapse. Are you symptoms improving? Hopefully.
Home Health was a little slow getting things rolling but tomorrow I start a 3 day round of Solu-Medrol. Please keep your fingers crossed this helps because I'm beginning to feel worse each day. Thank you for all of your advice and encouragement!!! I knew you guys would give me a straight answer and you did. That's what friends are for , so thank you friends!
i was referred to a neurologist who, along with the neuro-opthamologist ran a lot of labs, ana, lyme, esr, cbc,b12, etc. All were normal. This time I got the solu-medrol but my vision didn't return to baseline. i wasn't having any other symptoms until January when I began feeling extremely tired and my legs felt wobbly. I started having tingling in my right arm and both legs.
Still dizzy, nausea, marked mobility difficulties, gait problems.....still sick as hell. 2/11 back to neuro 5 day 1000 mg Solu=medrol per day IV. 12/31 dv: Still can't see now left side all numb, confused. neuro said clinically definite ms w abnormal mri of brain. copaxone started, 2/11 dv:dysphagia now and no-no head tremors constant. 5/4 new mri, less noticable marks, no new lesions. same until 3/08 new neuro- does tests etc. No ms you had a brainstem stroke. quit copaxone. NOW WHAT??????
After I had the Solu Medrol iv last week ( I had 3 days of treatment tues-thurs) I started experiencing bad headaches, chest pains (felt like tightness, burning when I breath, like someone sitting on my chest), back pain, fatigue, nausea, "flushing" and pain in my neck and shoulders. On Friday I was taken to the ER because when I called the 24 hour nurse line they told me I needed to go.
Still can't see now left side all numb, confused. neuro said clinically definite ms w abnormal mri of brain. copaxone started, 2/11 dv:dysphagia now and no-no head tremors constant. 5/4 new mri, less noticable marks, no new lesions. same until 3/08 new neuro- does tests etc. No ms you had a brainstem stroke. quit copaxone. NOW WHAT?????????????? My life has been hell and I don't know where to turn.... how do I accept this "good" news when I thought I had ms for 4 years.
I GUESS IF WE ARE RELAPSING MAYBE OUR MS SPECIALIST ARE WRONG ABOUT THE PROGRESSION. I KNOW I'M TIRED OF THE SOLU-MEDROL INFUSIONS,I HAD THEM FOR 5 DAYS BEFORE CHRISTMAS THEN THE SPECIALIST RAN THAT ONE LAST NIGHT IN 15 MINUTES TO SHOCK MY SYSTEM. GEEZ HOW MANY ATTACKS CAN WE HAVE IN A YEAR? I TRY TO STAY ACTIVE,I CAN'T EVEN GO TO THE FITNESS CENTER RIGHT NOW. HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE TO GET A ARM BACK TO WORKING.I'M RIGHT HANDED AND IT ISN'T GOOD TO HAVE THE RIGHT ARM AND HAND GO BAD.
The opthamologist and my MS Specialist (I am not diagnosed) got together and started me on IV solu medrol for 5 days. I just finished Saturday the last IV. I seem to have lost perifial vision and color satration in the left eye, ut the pain is now a dull ache. I can not drive cause the rest of the vision field is still very blurry. But hopefuly that will clear up soon. I am not sure if the MRI always shows it, mine did not even get me a diagnosis.
Did the usual neuro things and ordered three days of Solu-medrol. He then asked me to walk across the room and when I took about two steps and fell over to the right, he changed his mind to five days! I must say that it worked wonders! I was able to see pretty well after the 3rd dose and could read again after the 4th. Balance was some better but I still needed a cane to get around. I can negotiate the house pretty well, but use it when I go out. I get a little overwhelmed otherwise.
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