Last Novemeber, I began having joint pain and swelling in my knees and hands ,so I went in to my primary care doctor and he decided to do some testing. I was tested for RA, Lupus, Lyme disease etc, anything that could possibly cause my symptoms. Everything was negative, so he decided to refer me to a Rhemuatologist, and from there I had more testing, all negative. I am now a year later and still negative.
For the past year, I have been on Relafan (sp?), Valtoren, Suldinac, all without success. Yesterday I went in because the pain and swelling was just too much to stand and I was given a prescription for a Medrol dose pack.
Has anyone taken this? Yesterday, after taking 6 of them I felt really good! but when I woke up this morning, I was back to square one :( I took one before breakfast, as directed and cannot take another until lunch time. If you have taken this, is this the way it is supposed to work? I thought the symptoms would stay away!
It is terribly frustrating to have all of the lab work always coming back normal but to feel so awful and hurt so much. I do a great deal of driving (commuting) and at the end of the day I feel crummy.
I'm sorry this was so long! I am hoping there is someone else here like me?