I took him to the vet Feb. 18 after a week and a half of off and on again bloody sneezing, and he was given Convenia (due to him being a biter and the inability for me to safely medicate him). He was also given Baytril and Dexamethasone shots. It took a large vet to safely hold him down and another to give the shots. And believe me, he was hissing mad afterwards! Once we got home, he was more docile and actually did not sneeze again for 2 days. However, a few days later he became very lethargic and was not eating very well, and started having sneezing fits. He gets fed one can of soft food a day, broken down into portions, and has a bowl of hard food always set out to supplement and help keep his teeth healthy. He normally Loves his soft food, but he was not finishing the smaller portions I was now giving him, and even left some of his plates not touched at all. Before, even while sneezing blood, he acted normal in every other way, being active and eating heartily.
* The individual will need to go and see their physician to discuss the symptoms. This professional will be able to determine a proper treatment plan .
* Stop binge drinking immediately. They may be best advised to quit alcohol completely – at least until their depression is under control.
* If people are unable to control their alcohol intake they will need to abstain. This may mean that they need to enter rehab.
* If the symptoms of depression have been caused by alcohol abuse then they should soon disappear in sobriety. If these symptoms do not seem to be resolving then the person will need medical help.
* One of the most common ways to treat depression is to use drug therapies. These medications can take a few weeks before they begin working effectively – it may also sometimes be necessary to try a number of different medications before the right one is found.
* If people are feeling suicidal they should seek support right away. The worst thing the person can do is to keep such thinking a secret.
* Psychotherapy can be an effective treatment for depression.
Tenderness at the needle insertion site can occur for a few hours after the procedure and can be treated by applying an ice pack for 10 to 15 minutes once or twice an hour. In addition, patients are usually asked to rest for the remainder of the day on which they have the epidural steroid injection. Normal activities (those that were done the week prior to the epidural injection) may typically be resumed the following day. A temporary increase in the pain can occur for several days after the injection due to the pressure of the fluid injected or due to local chemical irritation.