I have been in the worst flare since my Sept 07 resection this past week,
Why do I let myself get to this point????
I just keep plodding along, self-medicating with pred tapers, thinking - ok Im feeling better, lets start tapering the pred down again
This time I managed to stay out of hospital with the help of my GP who told me to up my pred to 40mg. The 40mg took 3 days to kick in and give me relief from the excrutiating cramps and D and could finally tolerate a mush diet and now am on light diet.
I look back at my diary and see all the small pred taper bursts Ive done this year and think - what am I doing to myself - stupid, stupid woman!
I have been waiting on Humira approval and when I made my Gastr appt. for next week, she informs me she hasn't done the paperwork as she thought I was only considering it - huh?? Why would she have me do chest xrays and TB tests just to consider it ???
So now Im back to getting approval and tapering down the pred to a level where I am not in agony.
Not really asking for anything but happy to rant this out at everyone.
I do know that I should have on my gravestone "The Plodder" as I will just plod through this disease and be happy with short bursts of wellness.
Ok ranting done, thank you to anyone who could be bothered reading my venting lol.
Current meds: Methotrexate, Prednisone