How long until steroid infusion takes effect?

How long until steroid infusion takes effect?

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

A MyMSTeam Member said:

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! 😀

posted 7 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

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.

posted 7 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

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.

posted 5 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

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)

posted 6 days ago
A MyMSTeam Member said:

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. :)

posted 7 days ago
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