... iv's iv steroids the wk before chemo then 80mg a day for 6 months to a year but then the dosage changed after 5 wks to start decreasing the 80mg of prednisone to 60mg and start cellcept 250mg at 8 a day? my husband is having terrible toruring side effects and we have't even started the cellcept. we're scared to. are we doing the right thing in trusting these doctors with his life? he's already suffered fron shingles. the cellcept sounds worse. he's 72 yrs old we don't know what is the right thing to do. will someone please help us?
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- 3 Apr 2011 by babykatt
- 16 Aug 2012
- cellcept, herpes zoster iridocyclitis, autoimmune hemolytic anemia, allergic reactions, immunosuppression, conjunctivitis - allergic, fibromyalgia, herpes zoster, skin rash, prednisone, dosage, inflammatory conditions, steroid, neurosarcoidosis
Added 3 Apr 2011:
will not taking the cellcept hurt him more than the risks of the side effects ? will another kidney specialist even try to take over my husbands case ? where are the best doctors that at least will talk to me ? my husbands life as he knew it may be over all i want is help making the best decisions to help him have the best and most effective treatments that will help him get as well as possible. i'm having trouble finding the best information so i can learn as much as possible .i a'm all alone as his caregiver i need help from doctors i can trust and take patients best intrest at heart.
Hello babykatt & welcome to the site. I so apologize that no one has answered your question so long ago. You must understand that this community is very large, & not all questions end up posting when first written. It's my understanding that there are over 60,000, unanswered questions. Once again, I apologize for this. I do hope your husband is doing better, & that his doctors answered your questions for both of you. Please take no offense, & let us know how he is doing. I want to wish you both the best, & hope he has recovered well. This is a support community that answers questions from people that have medical problems or contitions that we are famililar with or suffer from. We are not doctors or medical professional, altho' we do have a few nurses on board. We also offer support & help to family members no matter the outcome. Hope all is well, & you are doing fine yourself today. Hope you have a wonderful day...
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