Oct 17, 2011 - 1:40 pm
Has anyone had any major irritability or anger issues while on Decadron? My partner has gone through 5 cycles of ABVD with one more to go (for Stage 2A Hodgkins). He gets decadron as a pre-med infusion before each chemo. He was also taking decadron orally for a couple days after chemo, but stopped (with his onc's approval) a couple of treatments ago due to weight gain and extreme hunger side effects. However, over the last month or so, his irritability and anger have increased. I know he is not feeling well and is fatigued from the chemo, but could decadron be causing him to be more angry? What are your experiences with this drug? Are the effects cumulative? How long does it take for the side effects to go away?