Well, my rheumy is concerned that we get this under control right away. She said we have to use prednisone again and for the first time in a very long time 20mg. Usually we just do 5-10mg but I am flaring with everything- psoriasis, RA, cognative issues via lupus, and even the fibro. I keep making typos but I tend to correct myself to keep a post easy to read. She said if this doesn't work I face an MRI and spinal tap at minimum. Worse, I will end up on 60mg of prednisone or celcept or mtx. As she is on vacation next week she said the ER is where I need to go if this doesn't work. Well, I am on vacation next week too darn it all. I am sorry, I am so frustrated. I just got off prednisone and now I am back on it. Apparently I am to reduce my stress load too. She thinks this is the post baby flare we expected.
Sorry, keep having to pause and it is making me lose track of what I need to say.
Basically I am going to be out of touch for over a week and during that time I have to deal with higher doses of prednisone than we have done in a very long time. I will be online tomorrow and maybe a little on Saturday. After that I am unsure if I will be online.
Dx:fibromyalgia 2002, systematic lupus 2005- definate CNS involvement dxed late 2005, psoriasis 2006, rheumatoid arthritis 2006, PTSD 2007, multiple allergies 2005, migraine, compression fractures T11 & T12, Sjögren's, damaged periphrial nerves 2007,
Tx: plaquenil, Enbrel, Tramadol, Singulair, Skelaxin, Baby Asprin, Imuran, Prilosec, lasix, Evoxac, Celebrex, Darvocet when things get too bad, prednisone when absolutely necessary, various vitamin/mineral supplements