PMRpro, As I am sure you will remember, I had significant difficulty with trembling over the past few days. On Sunday, I trembled for an hour or so and it passed. On Monday, I trembled for about two hours in the afternoon, and then attributed it to my low core temperature. Yesterday, (Tuesday), the trembling started again in the morning and this time my temperature was normal. After 6 hours of shaking, I experienced a wave of despair that overwhelmed me. When I left for the doctor’s office for my weekly injection, I kept my hands in my pockets and my jaws shut to hide the shaking and chattering. In addition to the despair, I was having significant problems with name and word recall as I struggled to make pleasant conversation with the office staff.
Because I knew the depo-medrol was the source of these wretched side effects, I feared the higher serum levels associated with the fresh injection would exacerbate the problem. Much to my surprise, however, I began to feel better almost immediately and within a couple of hours, all of my symptoms disappeared. Over the past twelve weeks I haven’t experienced a hint of an emotional issue and can’t imagine why it took so long for this symptom to rear its ugly head. It totally blindsided me and it is hard for me to comprehend why more steroids relieved the symptoms. Could this be some kind of withdrawal? I am now hoping this little nasty was a one-ride-pony and will not become a weekly problem for me.
Have you ever experienced anything like this before?