My mom recently completed whole brain radiation about two weeks ago. The good news is that it seems to be working. The CT scan showed that the tumors were either gone or shrinking. The bad news is that she is suffering from side effects from the steroids (Dexamethasone) she was taking. She was taking 16 mg/day during the radiation, and as of today, she's taking 8 mg/day. The problem is that she has experienced extreme atrophy in her leg muscles--can barely walk, cannot get up out of a chair by herself. She seems to get weaker by the day even though we are decreasing the dosages. My question is when can we expect her to finally begin to regain her strength? Will she ever recover? Is this kind of thing common for people who've received WBR? Thanks.