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I think it could help, but again, that is something you'd have to push for if you neuro feels the same way and you feel you might benefit it. Taking steroids is a cost vs. benefit decision. The cost is dealing with the side effects of the drug. I gain weight, get high blood sugar, and get serious rebound effects if I am not given a steroid taper (prednisone). So weigh the decision carefully and if you feel it will help you or at least you want to give it a try, then ask for it.
When I was around 22 weeks, I got a horrible burn and had to go into the ER. They put me on lortab and steroids for three days. My doctor said it was fine, just to monitor the baby's movements during that time. I'm now just short of 36 weeks and have had to go into L&D every couple of days to be monitored because of a fairly severe case of preeclampsia. The last time I was there, they gave me percocet for my migraine. My doctor was actually the one who gave it to me.
I also take Flax oil and fish oil capsules for periods of time and have wondered if the anti-inflammatory properties they have could have caused some flares in the past but I think that was just co-incidence maybe. Any thoughts on these natural anti-inflammatory vs ibuprofen and such causing same problems would be very much appreciated! I don't want to do damage. Thanks!
Tylenol vs Ibuprofen All hepatologists allow patients to use Tylenol 325mg, up to 6 tabs daily....even patients who are decompensating believe it or not. For some people Tylenol does nothing so they're told to take the ibuprofen.....and some docs okay to take BOTH the Tylenol and Ibuprofen up to 3200mg....Your doctor is the one that knows the condition of your liver best. Always check with him. I would be concerned with people that start their treatment with a low platelet count.
The pain wasn't getting better so I figured that I would go see my doctor just to get something beside ibuprofen to get over the side effect. When I went to see my doctor, he did a neck Xray and immediately sent me for an MRI. To make a long story short, the MRI showed a congenital fusion of C4-C5 and herniation of C5-C6 along with some bulging disks lower. I saw one neurosurgeon who told me that I had the neck of an 85 year old.
I am currently weaning off of steroids and oxycodone. I'm also taking a stoolsoftner, muscle relaxer and pepcid. 2. Indigestion / lack of appetite. Should I force myself to eat? I'm not nauseous but feel I could be if I eat. 3. Rule of thumb for how much time laying down vs sitting up/walking? I'm sure that I'll have more questions but thanks for your input on these. I was just getting ready to send this and June had a vomiting episode!
Those with asthma/COPD (emphesema/chronic bronchitis), diabetes, immuno-suppression (e.g. chronic steroids, chemotherapy or transplant patients), cardiac disease, pulmonary disease, renal failure, and chronic liver disease have increased risk. Obesity may be a separate risk factor. Persons > 60 may have some immunity to the H1N1 virus if they were exposed to H1N1 in 1976 or earlier outbreaks.
Gabapentin (Neurontin) and systemic steroids have also been used with varying degrees of success. Other agents include the alpha-1 adrenoreceptor antagonists terazosin and phenoxybenzamine; the alpha-2 adrenoreceptor agonist clonidine; and the NDMA receptor antagonists ketamine, dextromethorphan, and calcitonin. When treatment reaches a plateau invasive interventions to be considered include tunneled epidural catheters and neuroaugmentation. Refer: http://www.emedicine.com/emerg/topic497.
Your ON was treated with oral prednisone. This is not recommended. When they studied the use of IV steroids vs. oral steroids vs. no treatment, they found that the end result (vision loss) wasn't changed no matter what they used. But, symptoms tended to resolve faster with steroids. However, the use of oral steroids was associated with a higher rate of recurrence of the optic neuritis. So people who were treated with oral steroid tended to have more episodes of the eye inflammation.
Even with food. Or maybe it is the steroids who knows. At least the steroids are giving me some energy...I've been all over the place today and have gotten a lot done. I always try to look for the silver lining in the cloud...I guess that is it!
Darvocet is one of the weakest pain relievers there are. Studies claim that Ibuprofen is more therapeutic and a better pain reliever. You may want to discuss that with your physician. You deserve to be comfortable. Please let us know how you are doing....and again don't give up.
The neuro said that he thinks this is related to the last relapse that I didn't truly recover from it, so steroids won't help. GRRR!!! He also said that he does not believe the copaxone is helping anymore and had me go for another MRI. I am waiting to hear back, but he said last Monday that he wants to switch to betaseron. He said he would have preferred that I start off with the interferons first, but that I was insistant about trying copaxone first. I don't remember that.
With all meds, there are always side affects, but you do have to do the weighing pros vs. cons text book stuff they throw at you. I inject straight w/out an auto injector - have found this to minimize site marks. I still get them, but it's mostly a silver dollar sized red mark, not raised or anything and it fades. Picking spots are important and when you get read to inject the hip/buttocks area, let me know because the chart they give is a bit off.
If the thrombocytopenia is caused by problems with your immune system, your doctor may prescribe steroids or immune globulin, or may arrange for you to have a blood or platelet transfusion in order to replenish the number of platelets. In some cases, the patient may have his or her spleen removed in order to keep it from destroying platelets. Because the spleen helps the body fight infection, removing it may place the person at higher risk for infections.
However, because of this pain, I've tried some ibuprofen and as I mentioned, the only thing it did was give me a horrible stomach ache to go along with the other pain. I can only sit for usually a maximum of 5-10 miinutes before it is so unbearable that I have to get up and move - which also can be a problem for me as I have severe arthritis in both knees and ankles, along with fibro and lupus, so standing is not much of an option for me either.
Hey-- I'd say to you to take Ultram (Being the most effective non-opiate pain reliever) --However, we all know what tramadol turns into in the hands of the likes of us. Even though it's not suggested, I've had to take mega-doses of ibuprofen before, and it seems to work in those high doses. I'm talking about 1000-1600 milligrams.
I did get some relief but there are times when the pain flares up and is almost intolerable. I have been trying ibuprofen, tylenol pm, and a generic form of flexoral but nothing seems to give much relief. I haven't been able to sleep for longer than 2 hours at a time before the pain has me pacing the floor again. I have a problem with taking strong medication such as morphine or demoral. My real concern is, will there be permanent damage to my tissue because of the numbness?
I am fine not taking Vicodin--but I have pain so I did take ibuprofen. I am not supposed to take that because of my bypass surgery. Anyone get kicked out of their medical group? I am not worried about Vicodin withdrawal I'm sure I can get through that---but what about Fentanyl withdrawal? How to I find a new doctor without looking like some crazed druggie? I think I should never take vicodin again. I've taken all the other types of pain meds (like Ultram and Neurontin, etc.
I had the same thing about a year ago. My internist placed me on steroids, antibiotics, pain meds, and cough med. All my symptoms were pain over my left carotid artery, I had a cough that was almost constent, I could hardley turn my head, I could not lie in bed on my left side, you could look at my neck and see my pulse pounding, I had pain from my ears all the way down my shoulder. I first went to a nurse practioner who said it was all my ears and to take mucinex.
I have been to the emergency room three times just to get the swelling down. They usually give me some steroids and benedryll. I have had blood tests and they say it is not angiodema. I feel like it is stress related but I need to get this under control. The swelling has not affected my breathing because it is just half of my tounge. Can someone give me some suggestions. I have also had blood tests to find allergies and really not found anything. Should I go to an allergy specialists ?
She said to take Ibuprofen and ice the arm. Well I tried that and would not like to be on Ibuprofen daily. I am 50 years old, relatively healthy and have not been on medication. Since this happened, my blood pressure has jumped up and I am on blood pressure medicine daily. I am also in pain and am limited with my right arm movement. The pain started the night I received my yearly flu shot.
I have gained almost 60 pounds from being on steroids. I feel horrible! I also suffer from Fibro, spinal disk disease,migraines, etc. But it not the meds I take because I have not taken these meds the whole time, only since 2004. I am out of answers and so are my doctors. My hives not only itch but when I swell I swell to the point of severe pain. It feels like my skin is ripping open! Please help me!
I went to my GP complaning of no sense of smell, saw a surgeon and surgery was recomended, I was given a prescription for Prednisone, a steroid, this gave me some sense of smell, and here's the but, I had the operation and still could not smell, so more Prednisone, well the upshot is that the steroids have caused my Osteo-Necrosis, this is when the heads of the long bones die, so have now had core decompression on one hip and the other totally replaced. Oxycontin.
I just recently got a rash from drinking beer, I thought it was from swimming in a pool, I haven't been exposed to chlorine since gradschool. After a week of internal steroids to clear the rash, I drank more beer, the rash came back! So I figured this was my end to drinking...I had some wine to test my luck and it spread from just my torso to my face! Ive been back to the doc to get a topical cream, it seems to be helping.
He explained to you that if you fight them with medium-sized arrows they will find a way to escape the arrows. He then says that at that point you switch to bigger arrows. Problem is that the virus already knows about arrows and before too long they can figure out that these are the same arrows...just bigger. They can find a way to escape the larger ones too. Then, your quiver is empty.
After the pnuemonia came the asthmatic bronchitis and while I was on the steroids and meds for that, I started with all of the neurological symptoms.
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I was on that for seven years and finally got a sensitivity to it and it was no longer effective. With autoimmune urticaria vs. chronic idiopathic urticaria (which they said was what i had for eight of the ten years) I couldn't use antihistimines at all with effect, doxepin was the only one! Plaquenil is our next option. However using synthroid (synthetic thyroid) daily has done more for my hives than anything used thus far.
I self medicate with Ibuprofen, and sleep on an ice pack every night. In addition, I lay on a baseball and roll over the rhomboid muscle while stretching to break up the spasms for some relief, the ball hits an area that feels like a rope that is in a horizontal position across the rhomboid. Pain radiates from the rhomboid up the right side of my neck, and down my right arm which includes the right shoulder. Headaches are almost constant.
for which she needs steroids. She then gave him a referral to a specialist. My doctor had also treated me with penicillin in case it was strep A (which my labwork revealed but we all have a degree of it in our systems) and had also given me a shot of Cetrifixin which treats chancroid. I am terrified that maybe I still have herpes. So I sit here, still on Valtrex waiting to call a specialist.
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