Posted 7/31/2008 5:18 PM (GMT -6)
I don't know what to do guys. I'm hoping my family doc can give me some solid direction tomorrow morning. But I have the feeling she's going to say, "I just don't know how to help you. What have you done in this situation in the past?" Well, I haven't had this situation before, so I don't know what to do.
My family doctor is new. I've only known her for 6 weeks. She just this week, got my charts from my old doctor's office. She's not going to know what to do with me.
i need your advice. 20mg of prednisone is not helping the pain, fatigue, lack of appetite, or malaise, sicky feelings. I can't let this get out of control, but I have to be careful about how much pred I take too. Keep in mind, I was on 8.5mg last Thursday. Up to 15mg until Monday, and now 20mg for the last 4 days.
Would you go up to 25mg or 30mg of prednisone and see how the weekend goes? What would you prednisone users do if you didn't have any doctor's advice on this? Oh, and I will only go to the ER if all of a sudden I have breathing, heart palps, or something clearly serious.
Thanks guys, I will take all advice seriously!
I can do anything through Jesus Christ who strengthens me. I have learned in whatever state I am in,to be content. Phillipians 4:11-13
34 years old. Diagnosed with lupus in 2000. Fibromyalgia, anti-phospholipid syndrome(APS)(stroke),Sjogren's, Raynaud's, seizure disorder-(miraclulously disappeared!), Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck) . Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, didrocal, Cozaar, calcium, Cykolokapron, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus