We have been trying to wean her of Dexamethasone so she's currently on 4mg in the morning and 2mg at night. But we're worried that her state of confusion is dampening her already dampened spirits.
I'm very wary of dexa - at our first hospital, the surgeon gave her a whopping 64mg a day, or 16 tabs. Her tumor wasn't considered "a time bomb" at the time but two weeks later, we rushed her to the hosptial as the tumor became very, very aggressive. I don't have anything to support this but I'm certain that the dexa had a hand in this as I feel it increased the glucose in her blood resulting in the growth. Our NO says there's little support for this.
Now, our new issue is that she was fine on 4/4 so we dropped her (per the NO) to 4/2 but her confusion has increased dramatically.
I'm trying to counter this is 2400mg of Boswellia (specifically http://www.amazon.com/Boswellia-Serrata-1200-Mg-Capsules/dp/B00C6B17VM) as well as turmeric and celebrex but it doesn't seem to be cutting it.
- Are my fears of dexa over-blown?
- If they are not, what alternatives do I have to the dexa?
Thanks in advance!