I have PPMS and just started the steroid infusion treatment. I love what it has done for me. My question is regarding the steroid infusion treatment and RSD that a friend's daughter has. Would or could this treatment also be something that may help RSD. I know there is little known about RSD and like MS there is no cure. If the steroid infusion would even help people with RSD that would be great.
Steroids in various doses and administration regimens are often used to treat complex regional pain syndrome (previously called RSD) early in the course of the disease (first 6 months only). After 6 months there is no good evidence of benefit and many problems associated with this therapy.
Revere (Rip) Kinkel MD
Director of the Multiple Sclerosis Program
Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
University of California San Diego