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Edit: Just a quick note a few hours later - the extra prednisone seems to be kicking in and I also took a hydrocodone for the pain. The two of them together have made a difference already and I at least feel like I can get up and do basic things like make lunch for my kids and throw a load of laundry in (I'm actually feeling a little hyper). Now someone needs to velcro me down so I don't overdo it. I really plan on trying to take it as easy as I can. I do have a question though - any idea on how long I should take the extra 2.5mg of prednisone? Should I take it for a few days or for a week or just base it on how I feel in the morning? I still don't have this part down too well. I know when my rheumy has had me increase it, he has me stay on it for a week and then taper down.
Post Edited (hippimom2) : 7/23/2007 11:16:27 AM (GMT-6)
Hi hippi, I'm glad to hear you're feeling better but pleasse don't take more pred. than absolutely needed. if you start bouncing off the walls I'm not sure how much good that will do you in your over all healing process. I'm like you I have no idea about taking extra pred. I hate it so much if I really feel my back is again the wall I might take 2.5 just for one day if I can get away with it. I don't like the tapering that goes along with longer period of time.
Try to rest as much as possible and let someone else do a load of laundry!
Hippi, I'm sorry to hear you are sicker. That is not a good sign. You may have to take some time just for you If you're not responding to the meds. Things can take a real bad turn real fast. I hope you are able to eat something. I know with a fever it isn't always too apealing. I tried instant oatmeal even though it's loaded with carbs at least it coated my tummy and stayed with me. Plus all I had to do is throw it in the microwave. Can you get in to see your rheumy?
Keeping you in my prayers
love ya carol
Just wanted to let you know I am thinking about you. Take care of yourself and get some rest. I would call the doctor if you are worse tomorrow.