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Day 4 – Lupron, Menopur, Follistim & Dexamethasone

Monday, August 6, 2012

In addition to the three shots I am now starting on a steroid in the PM.  The steroid is called Dexamethasone.  Below is the description and regular uses for taking Dexamethasone.  In the IVF world the steroid is suppose to decrease inflammation and help your system from not attacking the embryos so they can attach and stick to the uterus so one becomes pregnant.  I am taking 1mg every evening.

Dexamethasone, a corticosteroid, is similar to a natural hormone produced by your adrenal glands. It often is used to replace this chemical when your body does not make enough of it. It relieves inflammation (swelling, heat, redness, and pain) and is used to treat certain forms of arthritis; skin, blood, kidney, eye, thyroid, and intestinal disorders (e.g., colitis); severe allergies; and asthma. Dexamethasone is also used to treat certain types of cancer.

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