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November 19, 2020 at 12:53 am #964556saneincaGuest
With the caveat that I am not a doctorNovember 19, 2020 at 5:50 am #964558
Yeah, maybe don’t recommend things like heavy steroids that can actually kill you based on something you saw on the news.November 19, 2020 at 3:08 pm #964587saneincaGuest
You may take Covid advise from a person in the park you met on your walk, but I actually read news.November 19, 2020 at 3:15 pm #964588
I would take covid advice from doctors, saneinca. Not sure wtf you are referring to with walking in the park.
The doctors *on the news* were pretty concerned that that particular drug could actually kill the president.November 19, 2020 at 3:18 pm #964589
Although yes, I do have a neighbor who’s a doctor and Harvard professor who I might speak to at the dog park.November 19, 2020 at 3:59 pm #964590Karebear1813Participant
I actually think Sanecia advise is beneficial, but of course, speaking with their PCP.
Steroids absolutely do help with inflammation. I am on a long term steroid for my chronic illness that causes inflammation.
but also ( looked it up on Google) Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It often is used to replace this chemical when your body does not make enough of it. It relieves inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis); severe allergies; and asthma. Dexamethasone is also used to treat certain types of cancer.
November 19, 2020 at 3:59 pm #964591golfer.galGuest
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My mom is currently part of a clinical trial for Xarelto, to see if it helps avoid blood clots and scarring/reduces likelihood of those terrible long term effects. Thankfully she and my dad made it through their infections ok – there were some serious touch and go days with my dad last week where he was close to needing hospitalization, which was gut wrenching. They’ve both been steadily improving for several days now though and we are on tiptoes hoping there are no relapses or long term problems as a result. This entire experience is something I wouldn’t wish on anyone.November 19, 2020 at 4:51 pm #964593
I’d rather these forums not be a place where we give medical advice or recommend drugs, in general. It’s pandemic times though so I guess smoke em if you got em.November 19, 2020 at 5:11 pm #964594November 23, 2020 at 4:00 pm #964668alafairParticipant
Re: med recommendations… I’m with @Kate – I now take 12 meds scattered throughout the day. I have two different inhalers, for example. Adding in a med is a delicate act as the potential repercussions can be very bad. I had an adverse reaction when my chart wasnt updated and ended up admitted to the hospital, for example. But I thank you for the thoughts and well wishes 🙂November 23, 2020 at 5:37 pm #964675AngeGuest
Yeah it was thanks to cowboys demanding overall untested yet hyped up medicine that I couldn’t get the hydroxychloroquine I actually needed for my medical condition for ages. I have it now but being without it for so long threw me into inflammation anemia, so that’s been fun.November 24, 2020 at 8:42 am #964699LisforLeslieGuest
I may be repeating myself here but latest news is that the Oxford/AZ vaccine (not mRNA) is showing 70% effectiveness but they had a high success rate with older patients which are notoriously hard to vaccinate (older bodies don’t produce antibodies as well as younger bodies).
I don’t know if Pfizer or Moderna will release enough patient data to verify they had a sizeable older population as part of their trials. That data would be available to FDA and other health authorities though.
And J&J who was the only company working on a single shot dose, is now starting trials with a double shot. It does not mean they won’t have a single shot available, but if they can boost effectiveness with a double shot, they may go in that direction.