Thanks for all the great info! The IV steroid was Solu-Medrol (as you already knew)
, and so far my symptoms haven't gotten any better. I was supposed to start them last Wednesday, but here in Southern Ohio, we got over a foot of snow so the nurse couldn't come out to my house. I'm on my second day, and aside from having the Heparin-thing in my arm ALL the time, it's been fine. I had a weird taste in my mouth during the treatment and for about an hour afterwards, but nothing unbearable.
I guess each doc is different. I have symptoms of MS, but have not been dx, and yet I am taking meds for it already. I would call your doctor to have them explain WHY they aren't starting treatments yet. If you are comfortable with the answer, then that's great. But if you don't like their reasons, I would switch Neurologists. My doc told me he wanted to try to stop any more lesions from forming b/c of the location (on my c-2 vertebrae), and thought that meds were the best thing for me right now.
Good luck to you both!