Jan 17, 2010 - 11:56 pm
my husband is currently coming off of the steroid dexamethasone, and it is hitting him hard! sore hips and weakness are to expected, i hear. he has both. but he is sleeping all the time now. he is having trouble with thinking and speech... i'm sure some of you have had some experience with this drug. i'm asking if anyone had a similar hard time. could you get back to where you were before, and how long did it take? i realize that everyone is different, but it would help me to know what to expect a little bit. he was doing so well. it was like we took five huge steps forward in the last few months, only to fall four huge steps behind with in a matter of days coming off of this drug! our radiation oncologist said we should "bite the bullet" and get off of it completely. which i am all for. please let me know your thoughts and experiences.