By the Lord’s grace the last round of Solu-Medrol went extremely well as far as side effects. In fact other than trouble sleeping and stomach irritation I was pretty much in the clear. My hands have been doing better; so I guess it probably helped. On the other hand, as Gwen notes for herself, I may have just healed anyway.
When I went in for my follow-up I asked if I would be doing another month of Solu-Medrol (my old neuro liked three months of the treatment). He said no for two reasons. The first is because I did not need it; secondly, because Solu-Medrol tends to lose effectiveness over time. He added that there were two camps on why the drug loses effectiveness over time: (1) Your body grows resistant to the effects of the steroids; (2) Solu-Medrol is less effective because of the natural progression of the disease. If possible, he seemed like he tried to take a middle-of-the road strategy between those two views; which I guess works for me since they both seem reasonable.