Friday, May 10, 2013

I Hate Steroids!

I've probably said that here before, when I was taking Dexamethezone regularly as part of the treatment for Multiple Myeloma. I had a shot of Cortizone on Wednesday because I have hives, probably caused by some fresh berries (strawberries, raspberries, and blackberries) that I ate. The shot stopped the itching, for which I'm grateful, but it caused my left foot to swell. When I took the Dexamethezone, both feet would swell (the left one was always worse), my face would get puffy and my hands would feel stiff and swollen, although they didn't look like they were. And this, too, shall pass. The doctor also prescribed two anti-histamines. I should be back to normal before long.

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