Decadron - dexamethosone - heatherpet

Drug or Chemo Therapy Associated with Oligodendroglioma. Posted on September 18, 2012 View this journey (7 Experiences)

This is a steroid medicine given to reduce swelling in my brain. I started taking it immediately after diagnosis and remained on it through surgery, radiation, and chemo. I HATED this drug. It made me extremely weak and ravenously hungry. Instead of losing weight on chemo, which is common, I gained weight since I was so hungry all the time. I was so weak that if I sat down on the floor to play a game with my son, I needed assistance to get back up. I am VERY happy to be off that drug.

Easy to Do: Agree
Minimal Side Effects: Strongly Disagree
Minimal Impact to Daily Life: Strongly Disagree

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