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Im Taking Decadron Will Cushings Stay Away After I Stop
Yes - avoid it!: Dexamethasone use for more than a couple of days can cause diabetes mellitus in pregnant and non-pregnant adults by artificially increasing the blood sugar levels due to its metabolic/endocrine effects. These effects should be reversed once the steroids are stopped - depending on other comorbidities. Avoid using Dexamethasone during pregnancy as much as possible and explore alternatives options. ...Read more
No: You must keep your glucose controlled even if you have to have a steroid injection. You must report this to your obstetrician right away and if you need a steroid shot it should not be done without your OB MD knowing and a plan made on how to keep your blood sugar down and not allow it to rise in this setting. Call your MD TODAY to get and keep your blood sugar under control at all times. ...Read more
Thrombocytopenia 4 mths ago after taking several doses of bactrim. Thrown in remission after 3 days decadron. Plt. In 200s n holding. Pregnancy safe?
Will double strength Decadron IM shot cause low back pain and headache? Facial rash with tiny white, pustule spots after being in sun, cutting grass.
Facial rash with tiny white pustules after sun exposure, cutting grass. Then given double strength Decadron IM shot in hip. Can shot cause headache and low back pain?
Rather unlikely, I: would guess the headache might be due to exposure. The pain in the back could be from bending, lifting etc, if you haven't these chores regularly. Otherwise might be coming down with some Viral infection. Take some Motrim and rest and if no better in 2-4 days or if getting worse see your PCP. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Simple...: stop or reduce the dose of decadron. unfortunately a lot of times that is not feasible. if your doctor feels you need to continue the current dose of decadron then you can discuss other medications which are sometimes helpful in controlling hiccups (chlorpromazine, baclofen, etc). these medications are only a temporary measure until you can come off the decadron. ...Read more
Not accurately.: Decadron is a pawerful anti-inflammatory steroid, which has a half-life of about 36 hours, which means on day 4, you have the equivalent of 2 mg of decadron in your body, which is enough to decrease skin testing. Serum testing is also innaccurate at this point, will need to wait another 2 weeks for skin testing, up to 6 weeks for blood testing. ...Read more
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