User Reviews for Dexamethasone

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For Cerebral Edema: "Works great for indication, however even with a slow taper withdrawl precipitated bad rebound symptoms necessitating restarting med a low dose and reweaning."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) May 8, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I had a double dose at urgent care for allergy sinus issues. I started feeling better but I also started sweating and had severe leg cramps that night."

   
7.0

Art4fun March 19, 2015

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Decadron (dexamethasone) for Inflammatory Conditions: "I was also given this through I.V. and started freaking out as well. I got really cold and my muscles contracted involuntarily and my teeth started chattering and grinding. My vision got dark around the edges and I could only see out of pinhole shaped . (Like looking through the wrong end of a pair of binoculars. I woke up several hours later wrapped in heatead blankets."

   
1.0

patient5 March 18, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Lots of pain in my foot due to inflammation causing pinched nerves. Took 3 shots and improved but problems were not completely gone. Was given dexamethasone. Hasn't helped my foot at all. But I started feeling bad after a day or two but I didn't think about this med causing the problem. Every day I have been feeling worse. Irritable, Agitated, Heart pounding, feeling like I am coming out of my skin, headaches increasing daily, vision a little blurry now and then. Stopping this drug. Side effects are amplifying each day."

M'boro Beeman (taken for less than 1 month) March 12, 2015

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Decadron (dexamethasone) for Inflammatory Conditions: "I have disc issues. When the inflammation around these discs starts to put pressure on the nerves going to my feet and legs. A shot of this stuff is like gold. It looses it effect the longer you use it so save this as a last resort."

   
8.0

Wesandmichelle March 6, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "Amazed! Went to the doctor with a extremely sore inflamed throat to the point at times I was hardly getting air without a coughing fit was not getting much sleep. Hardly any voice, very painful to talk extreme red almost blotchy throat, felt like breathing through a straw. Swollen lymph nodes face/neck/&throat and fluid behind my ears, high fever ect. Strep tested negative. Doctor prescribed 10MG, so it was 2 and a half pills that I took all at once only once. Within 4.5 hours my throat was opening up and my voice was getting better by the second, I could breathe properly and talk again. Never has anything I've taken worked that dramatically that fast. No side major effects, still have a bit of a cough but I can deal with that!"

   
10

Becca3 March 1, 2015

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I have mixed connective tissue disease, with rheumatoid symptoms. I have severe back pain due to degenerative arthritis of the spine. About every three months I get an 80 mg Depo Medrol IM injection. Works wonders to knock out the inflammation. I went to my doctor to get an injection - I was in severe pain - the nurse gave me Dexamethasone 10 mg IM instead. My first reaction was acute euphoria - my daughter said I acted like I was drunk - and this lasted about 10 minutes. Then I had something I can only describe as confusion, and the pain came back and it was worse than ever. I felt terrible for days. I reported this to my doctor and the NP, who were very cavalier and said that it should have worked the same. "

   
1.0

grhoop (taken for less than 1 month) January 20, 2015

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For Nausea/Vomiting, Chemotherapy Induced: "When I started chemo again for the third time, I was surprised that I had a lot more issues with nausea and loss of appetite, and also fatigue, then I did the other chemos. The previous times I only had 2 days of loss of appetite. Now I was experiencing 4 - 5 days of stomach upset, acid reflux and extreme fatigue. My chemo is Carboplatin and Gemzar. I tried other nausea medicines that weren't very effective, or made me very drowsy. The Dexamethasone 4mg dose -1 pill in the morning, did the trick. My doctor also gave me a pill for indigestion. I could eat anything, and wasn't tired. I know I can't stay on it for very long, but I hope it will be OK for the next 9 weeks I have left of Chemo."

   
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Lindylouwho32 December 29, 2014

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Dexasone (dexamethasone) for Lymphoma: "Almost immediately reduced pressure on the brain thereby stopping severe headaches as well as confusion. No side effects yet although constipated but don't know which medicine is causing this."

   
10

Macca4000 (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2014

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For Cerebral Edema: "After presenting with severe headaches and confusion two tablets of 4mg each (one in morning one later in day). A rapid progress was achieved within a day. Operated on the next day for a brain tumour biopsy any have been on it ever since. Just completed my first cycle of chemo - one bag over 3-4 hours then 3-4 days of a rescue medicine intravenously to strip it out of my system. I have a rare and aggressive Central Nervous System Lymphoma (Non Hodgkin's) which was caught early."

Macca4000 November 28, 2014

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Decadron (dexamethasone) for Dermatitis Herpetiformis: "Great works at almost every type of itching"

   
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atul dhoundiyal (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2014

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For Eczema: "I was suffering from disabling diarrhea and nausea from a strong Chemotherapy while I was hospitalized After taking one 4 milligram size of this pill I felt completely better!! Night and day!! More please.. if I can ride these though what are anticipated to be the worst medical days of my life.. I'd call it a Miracle pill for me.."

   
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Jason Douglas July 12, 2014

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For Ulcerative Colitis: "It works however I have had 90% of the side effect. It is terrible to have to use a medicine like this. I can't use prednisone at all. It's even worse."

   
5.0

Vicdvic March 23, 2014

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "This is it. Tramadol 300 ER masked how your mind receives pain but, this DEXAMETHASONE 4mg completely erased that inflammation from my body (due to fibromyalgia). No side effects that I can tell. Feel so good that I'm almost afraid to do any activity."

   
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R bak (taken for less than 1 month) March 11, 2014

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I took medication first day with food. I was very restless, sweating. I had to change clothes 3 times. Caused my heart to race. My head was hurting so bad. The reason I was taking medicines was to calm down my migraines. I didn't like medication at all!"

   
3.0

CindyR. (taken for less than 1 month) January 7, 2014

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For Addison's Disease: "I had weight gain."

   
9.0

Lady dee (taken for 1 to 6 months) December 8, 2013

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Decadron (dexamethasone) for Asthma: "Used periodically when other meds aren't giving relief. Makes breathing problems clear, relieves allergic sinus congestion and skin allergy issues dissipate."

   
8.0

Anonymous (taken for less than 1 month) November 28, 2013

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For Inflammatory Conditions: "I started the Dexamethasone 4MG only two mornings ago. The second day (yesterday) most of the pain was gone. However, beginning yesterday I've had 9 or 10 bouts of hi-coughing. Including 2 to 3:30 this morning. That symptom is not listed anywhere but it does seem odd that I hadn't suffered hi-coughs in years and years and never this long lasting. Until speaking with my physician in the morning, I'm having to suspect an interaction with other medicines."

   
8.0

R. E. (taken for less than 1 month) October 6, 2013

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Decadron (dexamethasone) for Multiple Sclerosis: "Spent 7 days in the hospital and 6 weeks off work but this medication got my eyesight back from complete blindness. The side effects are a bit extreme and this was the third steroid I developed an allergy to but for severe optic neuritis episodes it works."

   
10

kilkennyblue (taken for 1 to 6 months) May 25, 2013

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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."

   
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amuliar (taken for 1 to 2 years) April 5, 2013

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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."

   
7.0

Bullo February 14, 2013

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For Addison's Disease: "Smooth feel and effective. Start slow 0.5 mg and hold for two weeks before increase."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) November 13, 2012

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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."

   
9.0

Anonymous (taken for 1 to 6 months) September 12, 2012

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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."

   
1.0

agangx3 (taken for less than 1 month) June 19, 2012

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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."

   
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Anonymous May 15, 2012

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