H, Vicki, and welcome! While people with liver disease tend to have their days and nights mixed up, I believe your inability to sleep more than 3 hours is due to the Prednisone. I know someone who had to go on it and he paced and paced--and lost 30 lbs. from pacing. Since Prednisone is a steroid, it can also play havoc with your emotions. What you are experiencing is probably from both the med and lack of sleep.
We have quite a few people here now with AIH, so you definitely are not alone. I certainly can see no reason you shouldn't bike, if you feel up to it. As you said, it might release some tension. Just don't race or overdo it!
It's getting late on the east coast, but I'm sure before long you will get some responses to your post.
"we paid for window. And said bad dog ,bad dog next time get the dang rooster."
June, that's the best laugh I've had in awhile! Hilarious! LOL!
Shoottherooster/Vickie, that's about the most inventive screen name I've ever seen. Glad to have you as part of this forum.
Jerry, tree decorated before Halloween? You really must have been restless!
I tried Trazedone. It put me to sleep so well that I peed the bed 2 nights in a row. That was enough for me. The melatonin is working well, but I have to combine it with 10 mg of Flexeryl. I also had strange dreams (bordering on nightmares) after a couple of weeks at 3 mg, so I cut it in half and no longer have them. The problem is that I forget to take the sleep meds an hour before I want to go to sleep. At 3 in the morning I'll remember--then sleep for 11 or 12 hours and get nothing done during the day.
Hugs all around,
Vicki, osteopenia means a loss of bone density. Ask your doctor about specific calcium + D recommendations. As Dani mentioned, exercise strengthens bones, too, so I hope you are able to get on the bike soon. You might also try some small 3-lb. weights.
Vicki, ask about Macrodantin for your UTI. I used to get them a lot and that is what worked for me. If that doesn't wipe it out, you should probably see a urologist.
I suppose your doctor has a point about the flu. Libraries are busy places with exposure to many people. Plus their hands have handled books, counters, etc. Probably a haven for germs.
Sometimes it seems like we can't win for losing, doesn't it?
Hang in there!