Probably. I'm doing horrid. I have an appt with GP in a bit. Have a wicked sore up my nose and it hurts too. I'm tired. I'm witchy. I'm a mess.
I've had cortisone shots before. No problem. This felt like a nuclear bomb fixing to explode the joint. I've had epidural steroid injections about
15 years ago in my back with no painkillers. No problem. I think I'm just at my pain limit. In fact, I know I am.
I said WTH and in spite of the ulcers took 2 alleve. I just have to get a break from the pain...
If the ulcer puts me in the hospital, so much for the better, maybe they'll DO something then.
I am so sorry you are going sooo much. I just wanted to let you know that I was going through the nose sores for months, infact they kept me from starting the enbrel and the RA ended up attacking my lungs and heart. I am still going through the heart thing. But I finally did get to sart my enbrel last friday. But back to the nose, my reg. Physician finally after five rounds of antibiotics gave me septra (you may have alreay tried this) and Bactroban ointment to actually put in the nose with a q-tip. I do have a sore in the very back of my nose, dried bloody sore. But the big sores have been gone since then. I know how frustrating this is. I hope this helps you a little, but then again you may have already been there. Hang in there.
Fibro, RA, IBS, Anxiety, Depression, insomnia, Pluerisy-10/06 Pericarditis-11/06, Vasculitis-12/06, Myositis and Mitral Valve Prolapse-1/07
Meds: Serax 10mg, Mobic 15mg, Prednisone 12-1/2mg and tapering, Prilosec 20mg, Vicodin 5/500, Morphine 30mg ER , Flonase, Calcium and magnesium, Robaxin 500mg, Nortriptyline 50mg, Baby aspirin 81 mg, Enbrel