I did not have extreme burning at all. All the other typical reactions took place and usually did not last for more then 2 or 3 days. But Joe, I also was at a reduced dose as the treatments went along. If I stayed at full dose I don't think I could have continued.
Sol - No two experiences are exactly alike - Dr. Lamm is a doctor and a researcher. He brings a completely different perspective to the table and BCG is his realm. He is a compassionate, kind person. You will enjoy meeting him.
Joe, do not dread the BCG. I welcomed it and regarded it as an elixir. I welcome the treatments because I felt I was actively fighting this damn thing. From everything I have heard - it is good to have some reaction. In the beginning I had nothing but the side effects became progressively more interesting. There is urgency, sometime an 'achy' feeling (like you have a flu but not as bad). I bet almost every person reacts somewhat differently. I ended up on reduced dose. You need to be your own advocate. I chose to consult with Dr. Lamm. Good luck. Your first step in taking your health back!
Rosemary - how interesting on the chicken! Wow - never heard that before. Any other pearls of wisdom for us??