What are the common side effects of IV steroid treatment for multiple sclerosis?
Not everyone experiences side effects from IV steroid treatment, but the most common are:
- Stomach irritation, such as indigestion and heartburn
- Increased energy
- Rapid heartbeat
- Flushing of the face, neck, or chest
- Feeling warm or cool
- Retaining fluid (avoid table salt and salty foods)
- Mood changes (euphoria, irritability, nervousness, restlessness) or mood swings
- Metallic taste in the mouth
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