- A wonderful nurse told me many months ago about a product that would take away that awful metallic taste after the infusion. It's called Nutella - it's a hazelnut spread with skim milk and cocoa. I take a couple of teaspoonfuls. Believe me, it works. Also good on bagels and English muffins. You can get it in any grocery store. Hope it helps.
- —Guest patsybish
- I've found that ice cold diet Pepsi works well for me in neutralizing the metallic taste. The nurses at my hospital are very happy to get me some if asked.
HIDE THE CHARGE CARDS, AHHHHH SOLUMEDROL
- I find that SOLUMEDROL make me a bit manic and I have a huge need to spend money, so before the infusion, my DH hides the VISA. Also, my doc gives me 50mg IV Benadryl before and after the infusion, and this help alot.
- —Guest RXGAL
Unusual and Crushing Joint Pain
- Does anyone else have very intense joint pain while you're going through the Solu-Medrol IV treatments? Sorry that I don't have a true tip for this. I just keep telling myself that within a week or two, my bones and joints will no longer feel like I'm 90. Never have this problem any other time.
- —Guest Wendy
avoid getting angry
- This takes a concious effort - don't get into any arguments. Anger/rage can be overwhelming. Drink a hot cup of tea. Distract yourself. Don't indulge in political arguments. Anxiety is a biggy. You are not going crazy.
- —Guest Lunka
- Being hydrated is a must! Unfortunately, I had to learn this the hard way. I found that eating peanut brittle helps with the metallic taste that I experience almost immediately after the infusion is started.
- —Guest Linda G
- Having had MS for over nine years now you can imagine I have had a few Solu-Medrol treatments (a lot actually!) I have found in dealing with the "metallic" taste this drug leaves drinking chocolate or strawberry flavored milk helps immensely. Sucking on candies like Werther's seems to cut the bad taste also. Maybe this just works for me but I encourage you to try it! :O)
- —Guest rebasmommync