Just started infusion with Decadron

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   Posted 5/30/2009 6:51 AM (GMT -6)   
I'm doing this for 3 days.  It doesn't seem to have the side effects of Solumederol.  I don't have the metal taste in my mouth but do still want to eat everything in the house. WithS olumederol I was really blue/depressed for about 2 weeks afterwards. Anyone have an experience with this drug?

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   Posted 5/30/2009 9:07 AM (GMT -6)   
I have not had any experience with decadron, only solumedrol.  I have heard that this is a very similar drug.  It is a steroid and it is used to reduce inflammation.  It is used in several autoimmune disorders as well as a treatment in cancers to offset the inflammation associated with chemo and the cancer itself.  It is suppose to be very good for spinal cord and brain inflammation.
Since it is a steroid the side effects are very similar to solumedrol and increase appetite is one of them. 
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