ides- one week ago today i had a pred shot of 80 mg in my tushy. after a few days it helped me so much that i cant believe it. i would have to say it gave me overall relief of about 45% feeling better i didnt have the bone crushing fatique and for the first time in i dont know how many months i didnt have to take a nap in the afternoon which was a msut for many moons now. i had to off the provigil as it gave me skin blisters and dried out my skin all over worse than what it was before.
ths pred has it draw backs i know, i lost 12 pounds but now wanna eat the entire house out. i was 176 now 164.
i need tobe at 135.
but if i can get a few weeks relief this has my vote. i dont wanna get like jerry lewis was before he came of the steriods he blew up to 260 pounds but he has a bad back and went into the hos to wean off the steriods and now lost alot of weight also. he is still i imagine in a lot of pain though, why he was on the steriods was from the slips and falls he took as a comedian in his movies, i guess he did all his own stunts and landed hard on his back.
but i am going to keep on doing the steriods if this is the kind of relief i can get, i am not gonna say i feel normal but PRETTY better than i was for the last 3-6 months in a non stop flare. my rhuemy says i can expect to have about two weeks relief from this last shot before it wears off. now i have some insomina also from it. i am on HRT for 10 yrs now. part of this compondent is for me to lower the dose on the combipatch, as i need to adjust down from it also. HRT is protective of the bones while steriods robs the bones though which is a down side. i am looking at the quality of life here though.
i hear if you take the shots and not do the oral steriods, it is better for you side effect wise.
i am going to play out the steriords until i can no longer get any relief from it then look to the next thing to help me.
i hope this helps you. i did not have any of the crankiness assoc with taking pred so far.
i am going to try to do this every other month
i am glad i didnt do the eppis' in my spine as i feel safer doing a general shot that will go system wide instead of the spine alone, this way my entire system benefits from it.
9-02 crash w/ C-5-6-7 anterior/posterior fusion in neck w/11 screws and 4 metal plates. multilevel HNP at T & L section. FMS, PA in dec 05. SSI approved after 2.5 yr wait. sezuires, CTS, etc. on norco, xanax etc. i dont know what else is wrong with me and neither does anyone else!!!