Update Silverstein MicroWick – dexamethasone
Preserve / restore hearing and eliminate or reduce symptoms associated with illness
Procedure performed on 7/17
In hospital by 11 am out by 5 pm
Felt good coming out of surgery no associated pain
Continued to fell good and recovery progressed positive
On Saturday felt well enough to accept invite to local river. Enjoyed time with family
Sunday attended church but left early due to feeling extremely fatigued, dizziness and nauseous.
Slept the remaining of the day and continued to sleep off and on until Tuesday morning. Waking for small meals and medication. Tuesday I reached out to doctors office. Advised to continue dexamethasone drops and Diphenidol. Wednesday I started to feel recovered and my appetite had returned. I continued to feel recovered. Thursday, by mid afternoon all the symptoms that had subsided had returned and I was back in bed.
I live in San Antonio Texas and the storm had made its way to town. So now I question if I’m struggling with symptoms because of the procedure or the change in weather.
Can anyone offer any to do’s if it’s weather related ?
Or procedure related ?
In extremely severe cases, treatments that deaden the inner ear such as gentamicin injections or surgery may be considered. This is a last resort for persons who have severe attacks which are disabling. At present, we favor gentamicin for most instances where destructive treatments are being considered. Injections of gentamicin are given through the ear drum, through a small hole or through a small tube. This procedure allows the doctor to treat one side alone, without affecting the other. Typically, about four injections are given over a period of one month. Some authors have reported improvements in 60 to 90 percent of patients with gentamicin (Driscoll et al., 2009; Bodmer, 2007; Boleas-Aguirre, 2007; Chung, 2007), and Chung reported equally effective results with a single injection compared to multiple injections (Chung, 2007). Dizziness may reoccur one year later, requiring another series. Gentamicin injection can also result in hearing loss (Silvertein 2009; Colletti, 2007).
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