did you start @ 6 four mg pills; then the next day go to 5? then 4? and so on? it should be a taper down dose pack.
prednisone works a little better, a little stronger. if a person has fibromyalgia, all of your labs could come in negative. some other type of autoimmune arthritis' will have a -RF and negative labs as well. if you have osteo arthritis, none of the autoimmune labs will show...maybe except for an elevated CRP perhaps. what about xray changes in your joints?
can you describe your joint pain more precisely?
how did you respond to NSAIDs?
i know how frustrating this is. believe me...it takes sometimes YEARS to get treated correctly or to be diagnosed.
you hang in there.
i feel for ya. just know you're not alone. for only being 25...like a BIG DAY for me?...i shower, dress...and then maybe be on my feet for a little while. and that's like IT.
i was worse, couldn't even walk at a time...had to crawl, so i'm grateful i can wash my hair, dress & hopefully shower every day. LOL. and the days i can't do those things? those are so hard to deal with & it seems like it doesn't get easier to deal with.
in september i was alright. i worked a little bit & it felt so GREAT to put in a day and then it was really fantastic to do it again the next day! short lived...that's why AI diseases are so hard, they hit in the prime of life most times.
it's normal to feel crazy...we've all felt it. and then ya bring in to the docs office your "I'm NOT CRAZY" diploma & everything is groovy again. lol. you keep on pluggin' away! that's what we have to do.