Why don't I have the answer to this? I should know, but I don't.
Prednisone, solumedrol and such are the only medications that help get me out of severe RA joint pain & flares; but recently oral steroids cause way too much nausea, vomiting and very bad headaches. I could deal with the rapid heartbeat & no sleep...but the pukey days n' nights are my breaking point.
So I went for a steroid injection Wednesday. Totally bypasses the blowing chunks factor.
Does anyone administer steroids IM themselves? I mean, am I suppose to go to the Dr. every other day for injections or what?
And if you have the same effects from oral steroids & still take them, what do you do for headaches, N&V? Does anything work?
Getting to the doctors office is a big problem, if I had access to a car and was well enough to drive I wouldn't be complainig as much I guess.
But what do you do when you're kinda "stuck" in a predicament?
Think I'll read this verbatem to my PCP over the phone...think I stated my case pretty clearly.
Thanks for listening.
Active, Severe Rheumatory Arthritis. Crohns. AS. Chiari Malformation & Right Brain venous anomoly. Partial complex seizures. Emphysema. Rheumatic Lung & Heart. MVP and Tricuspid prolapse. Had Lymes disease for 10 years.
Meds: Humira 40mg Q 4 days; Pred 20mg prn; Pentasa 4G daily; Imuran 50mg; Dilaudid 4mg; Diazepam 5mg; Avinza 30mg; Reglan; Meclizine; LidoDerm; MiraLax & too many others.