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Roid (and Keppra) rage

Posted Nov 04 2009 10:05pm

Since the discovery of my single brain metastases after my seizures last weekend, the doctors have put me on two insane medicines to control the swelling in my brain and new seizures. The first is called Decadron, a steroid that reduces the edema, or inflammation in my brain that surrounds the lesion. This damn thing has so many nasty side effects, however. One of them is my constant irritation and anger. Everything gets on my nerves. Not to mention I feel like a bloated whale and that is adding to my stress as well. Today I snapped at my son for not chewing his food! I felt instantly bad and ridiculous. I apologized and he understands that this med is doing all this to my personality.

Couple this steroid with Keppra, which is a med that controls seizures and my brain is just mush right now. This drug helps foster a feeling that patients have nicknamed Keppra Rage, another great side effect. So I am on two meds that while they are preventing me from having seizures, are making me a class A asshole around the house and in my head.

I can’t wait to get this tumor out of my brain. A few more days…

Since the discovery of my single brain metastases after my seizures last weekend, the doctors have put me on two insane medicines to control the swelling in my brain and new seizures. The first is called Decadron, a steroid that reduces the edema, or inflammation in my brain that surrounds the lesion. This damn thing has so many nasty side effects, however. One of them is my constant irritation and anger. Everything gets on my nerves. Not to mention I feel like a bloated whale and that is adding to my stress as well. Today I snapped at my son for not chewing his food! I felt instantly bad and ridiculous. I apologized and he understands that this med is doing all this to my personality.

Couple this steroid with Keppra, which is a med that controls seizures and my brain is just mush right now. This drug helps foster a feeling that patients have nicknamed Keppra Rage, another great side effect. So I am on two meds that while they are preventing me from having seizures, are making me a class A asshole around the house and in my head.

I can’t wait to get this tumor out of my brain. A few more days…

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