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Old 09-05-2011, 09:11 PM
jsewell jsewell is offline
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Gil, i think i have only used dexamethasone for endocrinology testing. But who knows i have received steroids by IV in the hospital and i don't know which was used it could have been dex. It is a powerful anti inflammatory and i hope it helps you as much as steroids have helped me. As i said before i also went for injections with my recent surgery a few days after getting home from the hospital. My right leg would barely function the day i got to the surgery center, it had gone down hill from the surgery day. the steroids totally relieved any symptoms in that leg. Now i may go in 2 weeks to try to get the left leg in good shape.
Although i had NO back pain for the first 10 days or so, it then started! So i guess i could say i went down hill too.
Here's steroids help you as much as they did for me.

2007 ACDF 4-7
2008 hip , knee scope, hip replacement
2009 thoracic T-5 thru T-11fusion
2009 VATS T7-8, posterior only T11-12. removal of thoracic hard wear
2010 lung surgery
2010 T2-L2 kyphosis correction
2010 Kyphoplasty T-3, T-4
2011 Cervical osteotomy ,revision C4-T5
2011 Foot surgery
2011 Revision fusion T7 thru L4/laminectomy
2012 Hammertoe correction left foot
2012 Revision fusion T-12 thru L5
2012 Revision fusion L4-L5
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