5mg a day was too much and he was having bad side effects, extreme lethargy, he stopped eating,and drinking and his diarrhea actually got worse. Half a pill ever other day was not enough his stool was normal the first day then back to diarrhea the second. Half a pill mg a day seems to be the formula that works for him. He tolerates it well,and his stool remains normal. Mischief is much more active and healthy now,and is actually gaining weight. I am very pleased. Like I said I think it saved his life. Also the drug is very inexpensive $10 bucks a month
I had three injections all of which worked for a few days to two weeks then stopped. The excruciating pain returned and only Vicoden 5 mg 3-4 times a day controlled the pain. Vicoden at that dose is the lowest dose prescribed. it worked perfectly for several years and doctors refused to prescribed opioids for fear of losing their license. My sister recently died of throat cancer and she complained constantly of pain. She died with unrelieved pain. As a cancer patient she was prescribed Morphine 2 mg. every 6 hours. That is beyond ridiculous but keeps our doctor’s license safe. Our doctors are violating their Hippocratic oath – Do No Harm. They had added a caveat “except when the government is breathing down your neck. Then the patient be damned. I am glad this helped you Randy. I don’t know your clinical status but I am sure it differs from mine. Do you have severe and crippling arthritis?
Janelle, I agree completely.
I had heard about the relapse of the injury symptoms before, I think one of the doctors actually told me about it. I think it usually happens because you feel better so you tend to jump right back into what caused their problem in the first place.
And if you need 4 cortizone injections your doctor isn’t very good. If one doesn’t work then you might try a second in hopes that it finds the affected area more accurately. No way should they try 3 or 4 – you should try something else.
I’ve had about a 75% success rate, thus, I like them. They’re a quick easy fix IF they work. I think I just have weak tendons and ligaments. You can build up muscle and strength with PT but you really can’t get tendons and ligaments to get stronger.