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Old 11-27-2011, 02:54   #1
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So this creeping crud of a sinus, ears, throat, chest, infection I got required a third trip to the med-center, 3rd antibiotic. Doc said this particular bug is hard to kill and he has seen quite a few pat. including himself requiring 3 different antibiotics.

Now for the conundrum, He also gave me a dex steroid shot and rx for pred. 40mg a day, 5 days. BG immediatley shot up to 140_150, and I am showing large amount of ketones in urine, bloated like I am about to explode. Could have been the 2 big bowls of beef stew, man this stuff makes me hungry.

So how can I be showing large ketones and have elevated Bg level. Hadn't seen 150 in a very long time.

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UGH that is a sort of intermediate high, not a large ketones high. Not a DKA high.

Maybe it just means you are mobilizing lots of fat (which steroids would do) in order to prepare for battle?

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It is kind of odd to have both, eating pretty high fat right now. Doc said not to be concerned unless it sustained above 200. 5 day supply of roids only.

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Do you not have to ease down getting off the pred? Maybe not with only five days' worth - just wondering.




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He didn't give me a medrol pack, just 40 a day for 5 days, thought it was odd myself.

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Well I sure hope it works . . . chest infections can go south in a hurry sometimes!




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Got me a whopping FBG this morning of 129 after pretty much a night of no sleep, my wonderful DW, decided against my wishes to watch the babies yesterday, guess who got to stay up with them most of the night. Does this mean I am offically Diabetic now.

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Do you not have to ease down getting off the pred? Maybe not with only five days' worth - just wondering.
Got to thinking about this last night, didn't have much else to do but rock a sick baby and calm a 3yr old of nightmares most of the night, I thought I would do my own taper, 2 a day for 4 days, 1 a day, then a 1/2 for 2 days. If things clear up I plan to quit them early.

So far this morning the only thing I got to show for the roids is a high bg level, still wearing boxing gloves on both ears, now if I could just gst that ringing to play a tune it wouldn't be so bad. Maybe some Christmas music.

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Dang! You need relief and SOON! The steroid surely should kick in today . . .




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What about checking with the Pharmacist to see if the ringing in the ears is a 'normal' side effect of your medication? Watching your BG get higher is upsetting (or at least it is to me). Get well soon.

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