|SEROSTIM: DO PROS OUT WEIGH CONS?
Nov 26, 2004
JUST STARTED ON SEROSTIM! DO THE PROS OF THIS DRUG OUTWEIGH THE CONS? I'M HAVING EXTREME FATIGUE,AND I DON'T KNOW IF IT IS THIS DRUG OR MY DEPRESSION, OR SOME OF THE OTHER DRUGS IM ON, BUT FATIGUE IS BECOMING A HUGE PROBLEM, TO THE POINT WHERE I WILL WAKE UP AT NIGHT, GO TO THE BATHROOM, AND WAKE UP 5 MINUTES LATER STANDING UP SOMEWHERE IN MY HOUSE. THIS HAPPENED BEFORE I WAS ON SEROSTIM TOO. IT SHOCKED ME SO MUCH WHEN I WOKE UP, I FELL AND BROKE MY WRIST! IM ALSO ON NASCOBAL, A B-12 NASAL INHALANT, BUT IT DOES NOT SEEM TO BE HELPING! CAN THIS BE SEVERE UNCONCIOUS DEPRESSION. I KNOW IM DEPRESSED, BUT I THINK SOME OF IT IS AFFECTING ME SUBCONCIOUSLY AS WELL?
Response from Dr. Conway
The main side effects of Serostim are mild swelling and edema (usually in the hands and feet), stiffness in the joints and elevation of blood sugar levels (diabetics need to be careful with this drug). Overall, only 1-2% of people end up having to stop the drug because of these side effects. Now problems such as you describe occur in 1% or less of cases, so I would think of some other cause for what you are experiencing.
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