Hi there and hopefully this will give you some insight into an extreme case of "Roid Rage " I was admitted to the hospital with a severe relapse in my M.S. I was given Solu-Medrol. After three days, I broke out in hives which went undetected by the nurses. Ripped out my IV, signed a form allowing me to leave "against medical advice"
Lied to the nurses and told them my daughter was downstairs waiting for me. and proceeded to "walk" home two and a half miles from the hospital. I fell twice both times on heavily traveled roads, picked my "walker" up and continued to walk. By this time I had convinced myself that my loving husband of over three decades was cheating on me. I was in a rage to beat all rages. I called him repeatedly from my cell, only to hang up on him, he and the police were out looking for me. All I felt was an all consuming rage, anger, resentment, imagined hurt. I cursed, I yelled! I would have thrown things if I could have stopped long enough to think about
it. I hallucinated, my bp was way off the charts and I finished walking that two and a half miles home. The police were called off, and then all hell broke loose. I said unforgiveable things to three of the people that I love most in the world. My husband was ready to call it quits. Then the hospital called two and a half hours later to see if I got home ok. My husband went into a rage.
Believe it or not this is a condensed version of what all transpired. When things calmed down, my husband looked up the med I was on and found that this reaction happens in about
3% of all people who take this drug, yet no one bothered to tell us this, no one noticed the rash, or even questioned me leaving the hospital. No one walked me to the door, no one called to even see if I was alive til two and a half hours later.
Post Edited (Nukedandsurvived) : 5/9/2014 8:31:21 PM (GMT-6)