Thank you very much for your responses & prayers. Gretchen thank you for the tips. I've got the Vitadmin D3 but I wil get the calcium and ask my dr about
the bone denisty test.
My first solemdedrol treatment was overwhelming, the instant nausea, bad taste, and high blood pressure.....my skin even turned red! I was bedridden by that evening and couldn't do anythingl I was on a cane before treatmen but after treatment I was barely able to use the walker. However, after about
the 4th day I actually woke up without pain! I actally washed some laundry and cooked, cleaned, you name it! It was so wonderful but it only lasted about
1 week and a 1/2. I ended up having to get my dr to increase my zanaflax because my spasticiy was worss and nothing was helpping to control it. I've also been expreincing a lot shakiness (this started before my first infusion). I'm having a hard time typing having to think really hard where the keys are and making tons of correctons..
With this second infustion my dose was changed to a full gram of solumedrol in a 100 cc drip. The nausea was much more intense as was the awful taste, and my BP wetn up. Within a couple of hours of this treatment my legs started giving into unrelenting pain again. I still have my shakiness and hard time concentrating. My home health nurse informed me of my dr's new oder to have this treatment every month. I had the most excruitiating pain last night in both feet, heels, toes, and upper shins - I've had pins and needles before but never like that! It literally felt is I was being punctured with hot scolding needles every where and they were so piercing. This lasted for over an hour and I was crying & scared after the first half hour passed. It usually takes a lot for me to cry over pain b/c I have a high pain threshold.
Well, I guess I need to drag my noodle legs self back to my bed to have another uneventful night.
Take care all!
Pray without ceasing. In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you. 1 Thessalonians 4:17,18
Diagnosed RRMS October 2008
ACDF C6/C7 May 2008
ACDF C5/C6 May 2005