I've looked into steroids before, usually searching "steroids for spasticity"
This time, I searched "for demyelination".
This steroid regimen leads to significant improvement in weakness and disability in all patients treated and to off-treatment remission in 60% of patients. Treatment was fairly well tolerated, and only 1 patient discontinued treatment because of adverse effects. Steroid-induced osteoporosis remained a problem, especially in older patients.
Had never even heard of Pulsed Steroids before. I am prepared to give this a go.
methylprednisolone or dexamethasone are the meds in question.
More toxic drugs to pollute my temple with. A lot of people in the MS community take Prednisone.
How about this...
Prednisone improves chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy more than no treatment.
Of 40 patients with chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (CIDP), 28 completed a controlled three-month trial of prednisone. Prednisone was shown to cause a small but significant improvement over no treatment in scored neurological disability, some measures of computer-assisted sensory detection threshold, graded muscle strength, and some attributes of nerve conduction. No subset of patients was more likely than another to be responsive to prednisone; those with a progressive course were as likely to be responsive as recurrent cases. This finding provides further justification for classifying progressive with recurrent cases as CIDP and demonstrates that prednisone treatment should not be withheld from patients with progressive disease.