Jul 15, 2011 - 10:33 pm
Our son (age 34, dx 4/48/11 with inoperable GBM) has been on high doses of Dexamethasone since mid-June, which was at about the start of week-three of his 5-week radiation. Started with 24 mg a day. He has been off radiation now for almost three weeks, and he's down to 8 mg. Hoping to get him off altogether soon. But last week, he's gotten very paranoid and anxious. Thinks we're trying to cheat him, lie to him, etc. Gets very agitated. I assume it's the Dex because this isn't his usual self. His cancer doc prescribed Atavan, but it doesn't really help. Might help him sleep through the night. Has anyone else had this reaction? Any other meds that might offset this almost psychotic behavior? And, how long after going off Dex did this type of behavior go away? This is heart wrenching to see him have to go through this, along with everything else.