Posted by Sherry (126.96.36.199) on June 12, 2000 at 12:27:04:
In Reply to: Steve and the Prednisone posted by Karen on June 11, 2000 at 15:20:20:
Karen I truly feel for your son. I started having my attacks close to his age. Believe it or not, I never even told my mother about the first one. I thought God was punishing me for something (couldn't think of anything I had done though) But, I found that knowledge of this thing was the best medicine for me. Not that it kept away the pain, but it helped me endure it.
Exhaustion is very common! I feel like I have taken a sleeping pill after an attack finally retreats. And I take no drugs whatsoever for my attacks. (mainly because I have never found any that work!)
Keep in mind that even though he is in pain, unlike a migraine or stomach flu etc. at times, it is good to distract us (as long as it's not a humdinger or a 10 (kip's scale) with normal conversation. At least I like that. I will tell you and I am sure Steve will too, if he would rather not have you talk to him. Sometimes I can't answer, but just hearing someone sometimes helps.
I pray for Steve, I pray for you, I pray for us all.
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