Goodness I hurt this morning. I think I'm going to take a good painkiller and go to sleep and read ppls email postings later this morning.
Hi Hara...My Rhuemy told me that Prednisone does absolutely nothing for fibro pain as the disease is not inflammatory. It is usually prescribed for some auto immune disorder like RA...I remember my kids were on it for awhile when they rolled in poison ivy. Think you should call your doc and tell him about your reaction. Hope you get some sleep...I know all about hip pain keeping you awake half the night!
I am going to call the Rhuemy's office on Monday and tell them I'm not going to take the Prednisone anymore because it's Not doing any good for me except giving me gas pains and keeping me awake all night. The nurse or (Person) that I talked to at her office said that I had an Inflamitory (something) I can't remember?........OH Inflamitory Pattern. I do have an appointment with her on the 22 of May.
At least the good news is I have my appartment ALL to myself. My son is with his Uncle for a little bit today. (Hugh sigh)
Prednisone may decrease your carbohydrate tolerance or activate a latent case of diabetes. If you are already taking insulin or oral medication for diabetes, make sure your doctor knows this; you may need an increased dosage while you are being treated with prednisone.
Here is the link.
I'm sorry that you are feeling bad with the prednisone. I know many people who can not take it due to the various side effects. Long term use and/or high doses can intensify any side effects. It would be a good idea to talk with your doctor about it. They also need to let you know specifically what it was diagnosed for and the duration of treatment.
I've taken a low dose predinisone now for over 3 years. I have been trying to taper for quite a while but have not been able to come completely off yet. I have RA along with the fibro so some days I can not tell what to attribute the pain to. I have had a signficant weight increase in those years along with the "moon face"...uuggghh. I've had to take medications to treat the side effects; it is really crazy. I'll be seeing a new rheumatologist in June and we'll see what happens.
I hope you get to feeling better soon. Again let your doctor know what is going on with the side effects; it is very important.
I went to my Chiropractor today. My trunk or core of my body is now not holding me up very well. He did all sorts of things to see if there was any sort of nerve damage or maybe a slipped disk. He's a very good diagnostition I trust him plus he knows my father so I'm in good hands. He gave me a back brace to wear when I'm really tired and can't hold myself up.