Friday, October 2, 2009

Slowly, slowly

It turns out that my immediate side effects from the Rocephin (dizziness, slurred speech) are not normal or just part of a die off reaction. My doctor suggested pushing the medication more slowly.

Tonight I infused the drug over a twenty-minute period, instead of over about eight minutes. It was much easier. Just a little dizziness, no slurring of words, no muscle twitches. I think I might stretch it out to a thirty-minute period. In the end, it saves me time because I was pretty much incapacitated for at least 30 - 45 minutes after the eight-minute infusion.

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