T.M or M.S ?
6 1/2 months ago I was diagnosed with Transverse Myelitis, Basically within 24hrs I went from being a normal healthy person to a hospital bed,
The problems started in the lower half of my left arm, Shoulder pain and pins and needles, My wife took me to the E.R and they did x-rays and blood tests, By this time I had pins and needles and numbness from my feet to my chest, The E.R doctor said I should see my G.P and so I made an appointment, Well after 10 minutes and a consult with a neurologist he sent me to another hospital to be admitted, After the M.R.I and L.P he told me he thought it was T.M, They gave me 1000mg solumendrol steroids every 12 hours for 4 days, They released me from the hospital and I was in P.T the very next day ( Aqua Therapy ) I went from a wheel chair to a walker to a cane then a leg brace finally to being able to walk on my own and went back to work after only 7 weeks, Everything had been going good in my recovery I was about 60% back to normal until this week
Anyway I have a few questions, I started feeling some altered sensation in my right hand and arm this week and my Neuro gave me another round of Solumendrol steroids, Let me say that the night before this I had very little sleep and am sick with a bad chest cold, Well after the first steroid treatment I felt pretty good the sensations I were feeling were gone,
My question for anybody who has gone through more than 1 steroid treatment, My numbness in my legs and left arm have gotten way worse almost back to the levels they were at when I got out of the hospital and now my right leg has the burning sensation, The sensation was always there but now its tripled and lasts longer
So my question: Can taking another round of steroids worsen pre- existing symptoms and will my symptoms go back to the levels they were at when the steroid wears off
Thanks for any help. Brian