... ups. It helps tremendously to reduce inflammation, reduce pain, and is very effective. Last week when I went to my doctor the nurse came in with a syringe that did not appear to be what I usually take. I asked her about it and she said it was the same I always took. I asked her what it was and she said it was dexamethasone 10 mg IM, and swiftly injected me before I could express my concerns. I told her that for years I had taken depomedrol 80 mg IM. On the way home, after a period of euphoria, the pain increased and I have been in severe pain ever since. Has anyone been treated with dexamethasone 10 mg IM for the excruciating pain I have with my connective tissue, degenerative disc disease, and degenerative arthritis of the spine? Or any other chronic severe pain? Any info would be helpful and appreciated
It is a steroid, so it should be helping today at least. They aren't the same, what you got is not going to hang around like depomedrol does for one thing. I would call my drs office and raise cane. The thing you learn when you give meds is if a patient says something is different, check again what you're supposed to be giving. The nurse should have gone and checked since you protested, not quickly stuck you. We make mistakes when we are rushed but we need to learn to check over and over so we don't harm someone.
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