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Read user comments about the side effects, benefits, and effectiveness of dexamethasone Oral.

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Condition: Other
1/30/2009 9:47:25 PM

Reviewer: tandjbaker, 25-34 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 2

Comment:
I am using this medicine after having fusion back surgery. He said it is to help keep my swelling down. The side effects are harsh though. I have to eat or I get very gittery and I eat ALOT. I can't sleep at night because I wake up sweating so bad and I am breaking out. I am also experiencing bruising and cutting my skin very easily. I was hoping to know how long afer I am off of the medi ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
11/22/2008 9:01:20 AM

Reviewer: justpancho, 35-44 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
Taken for: Optic Neuritis. By the time I was given this medication, I had lost all vision in my left eye. Within 3 days, I gained most it back (20,30). My doctor kept me on this med for 2 months because the swelling/pain in my legs/knees from Fibromyalgia/Osteoarthritis was greatly reduced. My energy level jumped through the roof. I could get up in the morning (no stiffness) and had the ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
8/6/2008 10:45:38 PM

Reviewer: 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
My doctor rx'd this for treatment of plantar fascitis. It has worked well, but my appetite increased greatly and my mood became more irritable. I have noticed some edema in my ankles on the 3rd day after tapering down and stopping the medication. But in fairness I had to fly home for a funeral, so this probably contributed. Overall I am pleased with this treatment. It beats having steroid inje ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
7/28/2008 8:05:09 PM

Reviewer: schurkemom, 55-64 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
untreated lung/brain cancer. used to address symptoms and is prolonging and making my life bearable. the side effect are terrible but I'll trade them any day for the vision loss, dementia, unbearable headaches with eye pain. I'm into pallitive radiation now and hope to wean off in couple weeks. if not then I'll keep doing whatever it takes to get to the end with the best quality time ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Other
6/21/2008 2:50:12 AM

Reviewer: Survivor08, 25-34 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
i had spinal cord compression, and they put me on it. i hate it. my face is swollen, i feel like a water ballon. it is harder to walk. i am irritable beyond belief, confused, anxiety, can't sleep, food is nasty, caused heartburn. The more they increased the worse i felt. Now they "weaning" me cause you can't just STOP.

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