Hello to all my dear friends....sorry I have not been around much lately, I have been having a rough time! I feel like my joints are doing much better but I am not sure if that is the plaquenil or the steroids! I am a little scared to go off the steroids next month, My Rheumy left me on a low dose (5mg) for the first 3 months because he said that is about how long it takes for the plaquenil to work. I really want off of the steroids, but worry it will send me into a flare! Anyway....I am having a LOT of lower back pain again! I can't sit at the computer for very long and can stand for even less time! I find myself in bed more then out of bed!! I passed my kidney stones and really prayed that my pain would ease....but it didn't! I am also going through what I can best describe as mourning! I feel like I have lost myself and I don't know who I am anymore! Because of staying in bed all the time...my depression is getting worse! I just don't know what to do anymore! I hope everyone is doing well or as well as can be hoped for!! Take care!
Rheumatoid Arthritis, Spinal Stenosis L3/L4, L4/L5 & L5/S1 with Nerve Impingement, Fibromyalgia, TMJ, GERD, Severe Depression, VERY Large Cyst Right Ovary causing mild twisting, Small Cysts Left Ovary & 3 Large Cysts Uterus
Medications - MS-Contin, Plaquenil, Cymbalta, Famotidine and currently Prednisone