Thanks so much guys
Your encouragement means a lot to me. Maybe I can repay some of your kindness, some day. I was waiting around to croak from heart disease and wham, sumpin new to deal with. I am a big whiner right now. I am in a new world now, and am not that brave at all.
I had no idea what a toxic dose of dextramethasone I was taking. The max recommended does of 9mg/day for 5 or 6 days I took. This max dose CAN BE adjusted up, much to my surprise. I have read that my adrenal cortex could become deficient in the natural production of cortisone. Whow, I don't know if this one time deal is enough to do it or not. I will never take this medicine again. Never ever. The pharm company that makes the Dexpak is EPS Pharmaceuticals. On their website, it says the dexamethasone (Dexpac) is for treatment of poison ivy. What a joke-eh? I have also had a prior stroke and I read where nutty folks shouldn't take steroids due to psychotic reactions. My BP has went beyond control.
I have an appointment tomorrow a zillion miles away at a pain management clinic. I wonder how that will go. I think I will be short and to the point. I am not begging for pain medicines. If needed I can buy them off the street, probably. I have heard of this all of my life. We have docs and pharms that have been doing this for years, or it comes out in the papers. I am planning for all possible options. Don't want a doc looking down their nose at me. Heck, I can start the whiskey, if I ever again am well enough to drink it.
Pain meds: Do they combine opiates with tylenol or ibupr
open in order to stop an accompanying headache? I really need a tad of "euphoria" right now. I come close when the pain med I have now, hydrocodone plus, stops my physical pain. It relieves my mental pain also. I would really like to get a bottle of PGA and sit in the corner for a few days. I can't though, I am too sick.
Please advise on the best pain med if possible. I know the oxy. is a no no, because of drug addicts abusing them. I surely do not consider ANY OF YOU as a drug addict. I don't want to be high, just without pain, both physical and mental. Years ago, I was injected with demorol during a kidney stone and I immediately could have cared less about
the stone. I am bad to get a headache from hydrocodone. Morphine is good for a sick heart. I forget why, but they will max you out on it. I have been in and out of hospitals for 3 years. I always get a headache and become kinda mean from the injections.
I hope that all of you are as well and happy as possible. Thanks again for listening to my outrage
P.S. I saw these steroid equivalences on a pharm info site. If you take 9mgs of the dex, is that considered very strong?
DEXAMETHASONE 0.75 mg is equivalent
Methylprednisolone & Triamcinolone 4 mg
Prednisolone & Prednisone 5 mg
Hydrocortisone 20 mg
Cortisone 25 mg