ACTH is scary in a major way. Not only does it cost an arm & a leg - the side effects are awful things like - crankiness, high blood pressure, GI bleeds, sugar diabetes, enlarged heart & lowers your immune system to that of an AIDS patient! That's part of the reason why we were so scared to use it.
I told daddy recently that I no longer see people - I see germs with legs! So last night when my throat started hurting - I kept hoping it was my overactive imagination! But it persisted until I finally gave in and asked Grams to take me to a walk-in clinic. And sure enough - before the timer even beeped - I was told the grim news. I have strep throat!
So great - now I'm the germs with legs!