Ceramza is the treatment. Left side of his body is numb with burning feeling. Left eye doesn't blink, loses balance walking. Can't tell when he's using the restroom. They gave him Prednisone dose pack. Can it go away?
Nerve damage is permanent but sometimes inflammation can cause neuropathy pain that may come and go as the inflammation worsens or improves. It's highly advisable he be on an anti-inflammatory diet (both beneficial for cancer prevention and inflammation induced symptoms of which there are many) and it's also a good idea to try physical therapy so a professional can assess what can improve and what must be learned to workaround if the damage is permanent. The longer a person has an inflammatory reaction in the body, the greater the chance of permanent nerve damage amongst other serious issues. Though very unpleasant I had an EMG from the bottom of my left foot to my neck to check my nerve damage - if he's not against an EMG it's a test his doctor would likely order if asked given the circumstances and it can tell if the damage is permanent, where exactly the damage is and just give more information overall into his left side issues.
I certainly hope everything is found to be reversible, but if not I can write from experience that the sooner one starts physical therapy, the better off they should feel both physically and emotionally because then at least one has the feeling of taking control of the problem. His doctor should also be helpful with these questions and if not I'd recommend a second opinion.
- Prednisone Information for Consumers
- Prednisone Information for Healthcare Professionals (includes dosage details)
- Side Effects of Prednisone (detailed)
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