Blessed dexamethasone!

The Cleveland Clinic doctor gave me three days’ worth of dexamethasone to try to “break” my headache. Unlike most of the meds I’ve tried before, it’s not a painkiller but a fairly heavy-duty steroid drug.

And unlike most of the meds I’ve tried before, it actually seems to WORK. My head barely hurts at all, and it will probably hurt a lot less after I eat, which I plan to do as soon as I finish this blog entry. And all this without the painkiller side effects of sedation, loopiness, etc. I mean, I love a good loopy, punch-drunk afternoon as much as the next person, but it’s pretty inconvenient when you have to do things like drive and study and other activities of daily living.

7 thoughts on “Blessed dexamethasone!

  1. amy March 16, 2011 / 4:42 pm

    PLEASE let this be the magic elixir!!!!! Good karma!

  2. Jaime March 16, 2011 / 7:01 pm

    I hope this keeps working and makes your headache go away permenantly. I’ll keep my fingers crossed.

  3. danielle March 16, 2011 / 7:09 pm

    Off TOPIC: How will you feel if/when a Facebook page is started for Charley Project. I can start the group then you take over……….you may get more viewers and get the missing people info out to more people? Your opinion counts; won’t start it unless you want.

    • Meaghan March 16, 2011 / 7:12 pm

      If you want to start something on me behalf, by all means go ahead, but I would not have time to run it myself. I barely use my own personal Facebook account.

      • danielle March 17, 2011 / 12:02 am

        I just want to get more people aware of what you are doing. Thanks!

  4. Perl March 17, 2011 / 12:41 am

    Awesome. I get SO much done when I’m on steroids (usually just a short course for severe allergies). A couple of years ago I actually made a “home management binder” with scrapbook paper and everything. It was bizarre, and I’ve never actually used the binder. I’ve also cleaned out all the kitchen cabinets while taking them (and I am a notorious sloth/slob). Hopefully this will be the trick that gets that inflammation down and all that pain GONE – yea!

  5. Celeste March 17, 2011 / 12:48 am

    It’s a start. I hope that you feel better soon and that you can get back to this crazy little thing called “life!” 🙂

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