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Hi Barbara, Lynnwood and Sharen,
Thankyou for talking to me. I really needed it. Barbara I think about you often. I hope you are doing well. I have been tested for Leukemia many times this last year. It's awful. I pray that your's goes away soon.
Today I have taken 24mg of prednisone and severe muscle aches are just about gone. And my fever is normal so far. It's amazing how fast it worked. I thought it would take a couple of days at least. I am still very fatigued but have this hyper feeling too. I want to do something busy but don't have the energy to really do it. I feel a little jittery. I am NOT sleepy and normally by now I would be in bed. I actually have finished 2 movies. I am amazed. I do feel strange though. Like I have drank too much coffee and cold medicine at the same time. But it's worth it so far. I was so miserable today that I was crying. Now I'm not crying but I am talking a lot. This is a wonderfully bad medication. My mind is racing too. And I am drinking so much water. Hope I am making sense. LOL. I was nervous about taking the prednisone. Now I'm just a little nervous.
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I have been on the dose packs in the past for a few days. I'm glad you are starting to get some relief already. It usually works pretty quick. As you taper down your pain may increase some, but hopefully not. Maybe this one dose pack will do the trick for awhile.
From what I can remember from taking dose packs. I would just get a little bloating and gas. Maybe a little increase in appetite for a couple of days and a tiny jittery on the higher doses.
Good luck and keep us updated. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.
Thankyou hippimom and babs for your thoughts and prayers. I really need them. Today I haven't been as jittery but I still feel ADHD. Even though I'm really not. My thoughts are racing and I can't keep up with them. If my brain had way to get a job it would be able to hold down 10 of them. LOL. I am at 20mg today and I have had a small bit of pain. But still not as bad as day before yesterday. And my fever is still gone. Today I have a few hot flashes and hyper but it's ok. I am so worried that I will feel horrible at the end of the pack. I'm praying hard that I don't have any pain or fevers when the pack is done. I see my Rheumy first week of September. I slept all night last night. Probably because I haven't slept but a few hours each night for the past week before I started the pack. I have been exhausted. But not anymore.
Now I am SUPERWOMAN!!! I can get dressed, put on my makeup, clean the house and think of 1000 things in a single bound. LOL. It is nice getting dressed without having to take a break. I still get tired though. It's a restless tired.