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She brought a huge bag full of supplies..tubing, IV bags, gloves etc..she showed me how to set up/disinfect the thing in my arm, how to clamp off the tube..It was very intimidating. I felt like I had to learn to be a nurse in 2 hours. She also said that I could remove my IV on the 3rd day..it was very easy. Well, I am completely alone when I do the treatments and also removing the IV. My hubby is in Iraq..unfortunately because he is a combat life saver and knows how to do this stuff.
I called my neuro yesterday to let him know what was going on - left a message with the nurse. The nurse called back today to tell me that he is very conservative about when to give IV-SM. She said if the symptoms are affecting my ability to stand and walk, then go to the ER. Otherwise she said he will probably order PT. I asked what good PT would do me if I am in a relapse. She's a general neurology nurse by the way not MS so not sure how much she truly knows about MS relapses.
They said its expensive but they have financial assistance that can help with cost. A nurse will come over and show me how to give myself the injections. (scary!) Does anyone else have experience with this medication? I also wondered if anyone knows since I have a definite diagnosis if I might qualify for Medicare or Medicaid or anything that might help with cost. My husband and I both have full times job. He carries the insurance as they dont offer it at my place of employment.
0( She was really nice though and even brough tmy mom and me a little meal package around 11 pm. I did get IV Solumedrol (1000 mg). I was told to call my neuro first this this morning for further Sulumedrol treatment. Not having a choice, I did call my boot strap neuro about 1/2 hour ago and left detailed message on viocemail. If I don't hear anything by noon, I will try again and last resport, call my primary.
Thank you all for your comments and the push that I needed. I called the doctor and went to the hospital. They have me on 5 days of Solumedrol IV 1gram each day. After today's long ordeal it will be out patient and won't be so bad. Does anyone know if that is a big dose? The doctor's made such a big deal about the dose being "huge" that I got a little paranoid until they got my neuro on the phone.
Ok, so I went to the doctor today. I will start 3days of Solumedrol in the morning. This is my third relaps since Frbruary. I was officially Dx in October and it was confermed in December. I started Betaseron in January. So, my Dr. feels the Betaseron isnot working effeciantly. He wanted to change my beds. My husband (who was with me and the boys) and I told him that we wanted to concieve in January. I was planning to come off the meds in December anyway. So the Dr.
I know what a wonderful breed they are and that their family is important to them. I am not sure how far his kidney problems have gone but don't give up until you speak with the vet. He too may have been having a bad day. Just watch over him and keep your children safe. Young ones don't have the capacity to fully understand their friend is ill and doesn't want to play. After all he looks fine. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.
hi, I am an RN also but this maternity thing is foreign to me, I work in rehab and subacute, give me a CHF, lasix IV push or solumedrol I am good to go,.
It takes time for the meds to give you protection. But, to move the appt. up so this Dr. can see you during an attack would have been a good thing. Regardless it's in 2 weeks, and it sounds to me that you'll be on your way to getting back on track. Since you seem to get sick of the injections, maybe the Avonex would be something to consider since it's once a week? Just a thought - it's one I think of often. I'm on Rebif and getting pretty sick of the needles lately.
The nurse and doctor had to look it up in their PDR to see if it was ok to give more. They came back with another injection of 125 mg. Whatever. I did get the 5 day, correct treatment, a few days later. So, moral of the story, when your symptoms are that bad, don't let them get by with this dose again. Of course this is something you need to bring up with your doctor and see if he concurred with this low dose treatment. OK, Addi, hang in there. This will work itself out.
I'm new to all this to and as of yet undiagnosed so I don't have a great deal of advice to give other than you need to get checked out. As you said, you've been depressed and know that feeling and that this is different so you know something else is going on. Hopefully you only need to see one neuro and that he will take you seriously and fully check you out. If not find another. (I am working on taking my own advice lol) Heather is so right in knowledge is power. Keep the appointment!!
I have only had oral steroids (which were so disgusting to taste) so am not sure what IV steroids are like. I hope that they give you some quick relief but you don't turn into tigger bouncing off the walls wanting to sleep but having a body that has other intentions. Take care, give yourself some of the very sound advice that you always offer in such a compassionate way to others and do whatever it takes to help yourself get back into remission.
Now if this continues I would recommend following up with an ENT or a Neuro Audiologist for IV solumedrol to reduce the risk of complete and permanent loss. I feel mine is related to the MS but not been proven. I also have Nystagmus and vertigo so who knows I do on occasion have a congested feeling on the other side but my hearing has been fine. The pa The pain in the ears is stabbing as well as in the right eye. Anyway don't mess with it and be pro active.
Stary - OH MY! Good for you to push through those walls to get your daughter what she needed. I hope all heals well, and she's back on her feet again - can't imagine. Granny - oh yea, I'm up for a couple adult drinks! Meg - let us know what's going on with that chest X-ray - I hope the pnemonia is gone~ DB! Oooh, though you are so tired this sounds like the perfect medicine for you, hub, and fustzy poodle, lol Be safe in your travels friend. Congrats to you and baby boy - it sure does fly.
If need be, and it looks like you do have TN we will get info and literature to give to your doctors. It may well help in your diagnosis overall.
the birth of my son went from perfectly normal to emergency c-section to suspected sepsis to an overstay in the hospital and IV anti-biotics for a week and a half for us both...my son is almost two and my scar has not fully healed. We all understand your exhaustion and of course, your fear. There is no easy solution, but here, there is love and support and understanding.
I really hope your theories are correct, because I don't like the idea of 'remission' any more than you do.....but if it turns out to be the reality, then we need to understand how it works, and what to be wayy of in our lives. Thanks for your follow up commentary. Your points are well taken.
I would be wary about it, but if push came to shove I'd do it if I had to. And I would feel confident that I wouldn't be relapsing based on my earlier experiences with prednisone and based on the general facts surrounding SVR durability as described above.
My sis was forgetting more and more, extreme vomitting, no anti vomit meds worked, we had to take her to the bathroom, it was hard to give her directions how to 'sit' on the toilet. For some reason she could stand but when asked her to lay on the bed, she would say, o.k., I am, but still standing, so took 15 minutes each time to get her to do something. Finally after the weekend and me going to patient advocate, and case manager, got the doc 4 days later, to call a Neurologist!!!
These studies (and I assume more) appear to suggest that RVR is RVR, whether treatment naive or treatment experienced, as in your case. As to how you got to RVR, from everything I've read, it makes no difference -- be it double-dosing, high-dose riba, adding a PI, etc -- as long as you got there. Looking good, Space Fellow. Keep up the good work. http://www.natap.org/2007/AASLD/AASLD_61.htm http://www.hivandhepatitis.com/2007icr/aasld/docs/111307_a.
You better not think i'm gone to far!!! I had an MRI done on the 18th I thought i was going to have to push the button but i laid there and i took a couple of deep breathes and went to my happy place.. I will mention this to my Neuro when i see him and see what he has to say. I haven't went to the ER or Dr. because i mentioned this to my sister who happens to be a nurse and the first thing she said was maybe it's a panic attack!!
If that is negative, then I am going to push for them to do a IgG4 on him. I went through the same thing, and almost had a life changing surgery because they thought I had cancer. My CA19-9 was negative and they could never find any cancer cells in both biopsies. I really feel this is AIP, but I will know more next week...thank you all for your posts.
Your systems posted on June 22, 2007 are exactly the same as I'm going through plus more. Here is the question I just posed to the neurology forum, which goes into more detail about what they are. Is there any update on your condition or a diagnosis that you have received? Please share. It's been almost a year since my first symptoms developed - visual problems - transient obscurations of vision that got progressively worse. The opthamologist said my optic nerves were elevated.
For the last 6 months I have been getting tearing (look like paper cuts) in my vaginal area (1/4 to 1/2 inch long). I get the tears at least once or twice a week and they last from 2-4 days, go away for a few days and then come back. They continue to occur in the same locations; 1. Inside the vaginal lips on the sides almost always in the crease (between the labia minora and majora?) 2. Between the anus and vaginal opening (perineum) 3. Above the clitoris in the "hood" area.
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