Is the Honeymoon Over?

From the Cushing’s Awareness Challenge…

a tale of two tumors

Since getting out of the hospital after a hypertensive crisis six weeks ago, I had been getting quite a bit of relief from a combination of steroids (i.e., hydrocortisone) and anti-histamines.  I was then able to get myself off the steroids and was able to function reasonably well on just anti-histamines.  A daily dose of Zyrtec was able to keep the bulk of my breathing/coughing problems and flushing under control.   Over the past week, I have been finding the Zyrtec isn’t doing the trick anymore – by late afternoon, the Zyrtec wasn’t able to hold the symptoms back very effectively.  So I added in Benedryl at night.  This morning, I woke up and even after taking Benedryl overnight and Zyrtec upon waking today, I am already fire engine red and coughing.   My vision problems are also getting worse – I’ve been having a lot of trouble reading text…

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