Patient Comments: Reye Syndrome - Experience and Concerns

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Do you avoid taking aspirin and giving it to your children for fear of developing Reye syndrome? Please share your concerns. Submit Your Comment

Comment from: Catgirl, 0-2 Male (Caregiver) Published: July 02

Immediately after I got home after my epidural steroid injection I had adverse reaction. High blood sugar, liver 300, high blood pressure, herpes outbreak, and urinary tract infection. I had terrible burning in my body all over. I got a huge boil on my face which I have never had in my life until then.

Comment from: mom, 13-18 Female (Patient) Published: September 06

I had Reye's when I was 16 and I got arthritis in my knees from it. I was the 1st one in the state of WI to have it. I'm now 53 the doctor told my parents that I was spoiled & sent them home only to be called right back to let them know this is what I had.

Comment from: RJ, 3-6 Female (Caregiver) Published: August 14

My sister died of that when she was 5yrs old, back in the mid 70s. To this day I still hate taking aspirin and my son has NEVER been given it.

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