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dexamethasone for Addison's Disease: Taking this medication 0.25 mg daily with 0.05 mg fludrocortisone after being experimenting with other corticosteroids. It has several advantages over hydro-cortisone and prednisolone: does not increase blood pressure significantly if I'm eating salty food, does not cause insomnia, requires only one single dose daily, and does not makes me hungry as prednisolone does.
dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: They put 6 shots in my back, 3 on each side. No relief, and then 9 days later relief. It took the pain from my lower back and legs away. I had pain in my neck where I have a plate. It also took that pain away. It also took my wrist pain away. For reasons unknown to me I do now have upper middle of the back pain. It blocks the chemical the makes things inflame, so therefore they cannot inflame.
My neighbor gets back shots every 3 months and he is happy with his results.
dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: I can walk again, sit up again, lean down to pick up something again & reach my feet to put on shoes again! I went from bed-ridden from the pain to back to almost normal activity. It spikes my blood sugar pretty good for several days and I have to monitor my sugar more closely, but that is worth dealing with to be pain-free.
Decadron (dexamethasone) for Inflammatory Conditions: Headache due to AVM in brain: I was given this in the hospital via IV in hopes of bringing down a severe headache caused by my AVM. Within the first minute the drip began I started freaking out as well as developing a severe rash so they unhooked it immediately. Even after it having been stopped I was inconsolable and hyperventilating for about a half an hour. The morning after I was vomiting and had diarrhea. 48 hours later my stomach is still churning and the rash is just beginning to fade. Safe to say Decadron is on my allergy list now.
dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: Greatly improved appetite, I had been on chemo and having severe appetite loss, excessive sleeping. It has possibly caused some mild irritablility, although my husband doesn't think I am much different than normal.
dexamethasone for Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: I had tried Zofran and Ativan, to no avail. I had dreadful vomiting and nausea from the chemotherapy, and was losing weight as everything I ate came back up again. But once I was prescribed the dexamethasone, I was able to get both the nausea and vomiting under control, and start eating again. It worked well for me!
dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: As one of the previous participants stated it did wonders, however first week experienced extreme pain and then to have metallic mouth - everything tastes bad otherwise not experiencing what others seem to be. Don't know if I would want this shot again - it's been 2 weeks and the metallic mouth seems to be getting worse - hopefully it won't last much longer
I was prescribed dexamethasone 4mg twice daily for altitude illness as I was working above 12500 feet above sea level. Within 2 hours of taking 4 mg I was no longer short of breath.
I will gradually reduce the amount over seven days as I return to a lower altitude 10000 feet above sea level. This program has kept met alerted as to possible side effects which I will watch for. It has made this trip a blessing.
dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: I can say it did some pretty good things for my back (bulging disc). It wasn't a cure at all by any means, but helped a lot. Downside. Same as others, depression, huge appetite increase but at same time everything tasted horrible, bad mood swings, suicidal thoughts (not normal for me), horrible insomnia, blurred vision, cold sweats, hands feet tingling, numb. Swollen mouth, gums, lips, almost unbearable chest pain. At one point wife was ready to call 911. Oh, can't forget the late night extreme skeletal pain. Every bone in my body felt like it was about to snap. If you're like I was and are in so much pain you can hardly walk, try it. Be careful.
dexamethasone for Inflammatory Conditions: I experienced extreme agitation, depression, anxiety and almost (probably should've) ended up in the hospital. I didn't leave my house for five days until I could get some what calmed.
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dexamethasone for Aphthous Ulcer: Really did a great job in reducing inflammation caused by mouth sores, but had significant difficulties sleeping. Was given 10 mg IV weekly during chemo session, and took 4 mg twice daily afterward, for about one month. Stopped taking on a Wednesday (cold turkey) and by Saturday was experiencing edginess, some depression. Took until Sunday evening to really get back into a positive attitude. Probably should have told doctor that I wanted to phase out. It really works, but be watchful of mood swings.
Decadron (dexamethasone) for Hay Fever: Although I have to go to the doctor and get an injection for this medication to work optimally it does work wonderful when I am having an acute allergy attack. I end up getting the shot about once a year in the early spring. This medication should be a last resort after other things have been exhausted and is only safe as an injection about every six months. When my eyes, ears, nose, and throat all become involved and inflamed I know it is time to get a Decadron shot.
dexamethasone for Atopic Dermatitis: Before taking this I was scratching like crazy for over 2 weeks. I thought nothing would help. After first dose I started feeling relief.
Cons: I cant fall asleep now...
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