Everyone has been so kind and helpful and I appreciate all you MS veterans advice! I underwent my first 3 day steroid infusion last week. The MS clinic is almost trying it for diagnostic purposes to see if I respond as I don't have a confirmed diagnosis yet. My most bothersome symptom is a wonky left arm which is pretty constant (nerve pain in chest and down arm, numbness, weakness and hand is clumsy, I get a sensation of hot water on my chest in one spot) and… read more
I went numb on my whole left side for about a month (before my diagnosis) then did 5 days of steroids in the hospital and the feeling slowly came back after a couple weeks. You'll get to feeling better I'm sure of it! Glad to have you here with us JillCp. Relax and get ready to start feeling better! 😀
First, I don't think it matters if others have it "worse" than you. What matters is you. Just because others don't walk doesn't make your numbness issues less real. Next, I don't remember needing to wait that long for the results from steroids. I do remember gaining weight, not being tired when I should have been tired and needing to eat constantly but they worked on my issues.
If the IV is going to work on your issues, there will be small improvements over time. For my Optic Neuritis, it was weeks to be able to see a small bit. Over the course of a year, my vision returned.
Hi,sorry to hear you are having a hard time,Don't expect any fast healing,It takes a lot of time to heal,I'm thinking months. I read you think it is minor but it is a major thing in your life so I hope you have a fast recovery or bounce back (as I think of it)
Thank you. I didn't mean to say my symptoms don't matter, more that if they were more pronounced I think it would be easier to measure improvement because the difference would be more dramatic. But I'm thankful that they aren't that bad, I've got most of my function and I had a good amount of improvement even before steroids over the months. I appreciate your kind words. :)