Oh boy...I'm touched really, thank you all very much for everything.
I'm still up and the pain broke enough to check in to my email for a bit...at 3am of course.
So wow...almost did go to the ER today.
The joint pain in the knees & ankles was so severe it almost made me pass out. I kinda broke down a bit...I really do not want to go to the hospital.
So I wrapped Lidoderm all over them, took the max of tylenol, had to take a lot of pain meds...and I bit the bullet and took prednisone.
It was still bad up til about 5pm.
Oh, Istone....I'm allergic to tramadol. Bummer, but they gave it to me once & my thraot & tongue swelled up.
My GI looked sad when I told him that I wasn't feeling much different. But it's the 4th infusion...and that 4 week wait set me back in between infusion intervals.
He really feels that in my situation this might take a longer time to work. The RA is far advanced and very difficult to control...so it could mean that I may be looking at another 5 infusions to stabalize at least with symptoms.
Faith and Diva...your prayers did work...I really didn't think the joint pain would ease up & I really thought I would be in the hospital tonite.
I really hope this passes in a few days.
I don't know what I did wrong for this to get so bad all of a sudden?
Was it because Saturday night I was on my legs for more tha usual and it's overuse pain?
And thanks mom...well, I am home all of the time because I cannot work, so yeah...I am in bed and on rest pretty much all of the time & do things when I can.
Tomorrow should the joint pain still be this bad I am definitely going to the ER to get checked out. I was running a temp on monday and a few days last week. So I have to practice what I preach right?
Man this is hard. This one struck kard and fast; started sunday & just got worse & worse. After the infusion monday I thought I was a bit better...but it just turned a bad corner yesterday.
My mother was good...she sat with me while I balled my eyes out. I have a high pain tolerance...but this one did make me cry.
I'll let you al know what my PCP says tomorrow should he call me back & advice me what to do.
luv you all