As some of you may have read, we thought I was having an allergic reaction to the copaxone.
After seeing my neuro yesterday, although he thinks the Saturday night injection was a true one off reaction because of the hives, he thinks I'm actually having side effects from the steroids. He thinks I'm having bad heartburn, and he said heartburn is more prevalent at night, and it just coincidence that I'm getting it after my copaxone shots, plus, my complaint of the chest pain is lasting longer than the 'normal 15 mins of chest pain' the other 10% copaxone users get.
My last copaxone injection was on Sunday night, and within the hour I had some chest pain. I had no issues on Monday night, but on Tuesday night, I got the pain in the chest thru to the shoulder blades again, but I hadn't had a shot of copaxone since Sunday. I know it was mentioned to me on here that you can get BAD heartburn from the IV steroids (I had methylprednisolone) but I thought the reactions were just during treatment, not after it? I was kind of hesitant to agree with him, but given that another bout of chest pain this morning - with no copaxone in my system, I guess he's right.
So if I had the 1500mg of steroids infused between July 6th - 8th....how long does the stuff stay in your system for, and how long can I expect to get side effects? (Sorry, I didn't ask the neuro this...)
I'm also extremely itchy and breaking out in rashes from my scratching.... is this a steroid thing as well?
They're not brain lesions, they're 'BRIGHT IDEAS'
Post Edited (Macs Mum) : 7/15/2009 11:25:36 PM (GMT-6)