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On wednesday i had a bump biopsied on my right lateral forehead. after the procedure, my right eye and forehead drooped (from the lidocaine)--looked awful. 2 hours later i called the dermatologist who said if not better in 6 hours, go to er. it got better in 5 hours,
the next day i was shot--stiff and sore everywhere, just couldnt move, felt awful all over. a big pmr reaction to the whole ordeal, i guess.
yesterday nurse called to say the bump was basal cell c; i have to have a procedure where they scrape some off, then do lab test for couple hours, then scrape more, etc. can take all day. and more lidocaine, a lot more, of course. she said my eye will likely droop again, that it can last up to several months in some people, etc.
i was obviously shaken by the first procedure that resulted in my eye and drooping forehead, and will probably be a lot more shaken by the next procedure that isnt scheduled yet. so heres one question: do i increase the pred just before the procedure? Im currently on 6 mg. if so, by how much and how long? my gp has said in the past that pred makes things bleed, so dont increase if you are going to bleed---which the procedure will cause, at least a little. the doc said the skin is very thin where my bump is . but im thinking of my reaction this past week and how bad i felt the next day.
next question: i didnt think i was that traumatized by the first biopsy--i was shaken by the whole drooping eye thing but didnt expect to be flattened and in pain a day later. so am i nuts, do you think? thank you.
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