There have been many discussions on the prep etc for this infusion...I will mention it again incase you missed them. I have had around 6 or 7 of these over the last 5 years and have different experiences and outcomes.
The pre-meds are important...the Benedryl, tylenol, and Medrol IV of course.....but, the most important thing to me anyways is that they run
this thing "SLOW" as possible...its makes a HUGE diffference. If the IV is supposed to run 4 hours, have your doc double your time....
I was usually there for 8-9 hours....also, my doc has a saline drip running through the entire time..will help with hydration.
Make sure your doc has this all on your order, or they wont follow it. I also believe I took some motrin during the IV because I was getting nasty headache...
As long as they go slow....when it speeds up, you will feel it...tell them to slow it down...hopefully, they have a nice recliner and TV.