I am currently having a relapse and the MS Nurse has booked me in for 11am on mon, tues and wed for IV steroids so it means going into work (I am a school teacher and start back on monday) then to the hospital and then back to work. The nurse said they are gonna leave the cannula in. She said I could ask to have it put into the inner elbow instead of back of hand if I want it hidden, but wouldn’t it be uncomfortable having it put in at a joint that bends?
I’m petrified about the infusion though. The nurse today told me that I may get insomnia, facial flushing, emotional etc so am worried about how I will cope at work next week, not just the days of the infusion but the aftermath too I have had oral steroids once before but only 200mg tablets twice a day whereas this will be more and all in one go.
I feel sick with worry.