I really hope for you since it was the 1 epidural that you can return to normal soon. My advice is that risk is not worth the reward (at least in my case) If you can do accupuncture or anything else I think I will try that at some point. I'm also happy to hear your hubby is trying alternetive methods to try to relieve his pain. I wonder with men though...their hormones are so different than women, i wonder if he would be fine? Just a thought b/c all my symptoms seem to be related to hormones being effected. I would love to hear if the Dr can come up with any other solutions for him. I welcome that information. Please also keep my posted on your progress as I will keep you posted on mine. Hopefully you and I will have some good news soon. Take care. :)
Biological drugs : These are medications that enhance the immune system's ability to fight cancers. In NHL, monoclonal antibodies are used for treatment. The therapy is administered via an IV, and the monoclonal antibodies bind to the cancer cells and augment the immune system's ability to destroy cancer cells. Rituximab ( Rituxan ) is such a drug used in the treatment of B-cell lymphoma. Side effects for this treatment are usually flu -like symptoms. Rarely, a person can have a severe reaction, including a drop in blood pressure or difficulty breathing.
Alternatives: As with insomnia (see benzodiazepine hypnotics, above), it's important to identify the cause of excessive daytime sleepiness. Other medications you're taking — whether prescription or over the counter — could be responsible. Drugs with sedating effects, for example, are among the most common causes of excessive daytime sleepiness. (These include alpha- and beta-blockers, anti-diarrheal agents, antihistamines, antipsychotics, antispasmodics, cough suppressants, epilepsy drugs, skeletal muscle relaxants, Parkinson's drugs and some antidepressant medications.)