I was wondering if you would start pred when you were under a lot lot of stress, like hospitalized kids and lots of bureaucratic tightrope walking, belt-tightening, and too much you HAVE to do
Usually, if I have alot to do I would take it, butI'm having so much anxiety, I'm afraid that the steriods will make me worse emotionally. I'm having a mild flare now, but was given a dosepack for my hip becase there was confusion about refilling my pain med, but then they refilled it anyway. They said I could go ahead and take the dosepack, but I could get by with pain med and temp increase in klonopin (which is the only thing right now that is chilling me out).
To top it off, the isoniazid stimulates the adrenals. So that figures in too.
If there was less going on in my life I would feel better about trying it, but with my pituitary problems, perhaps it is just what I need to calm me down.
Any ideas? I just can't afford to appear nutty on steroids right now and with the Isoniazd, I don't know how I will react to them.
Any advice, rule of thumb, personal experence would be greatly appreciated.
Ills--Sjogrens-Lupus cond., AI polygland. dysfunction 2, hyper/hypopigment, scoliosis,kyphosis,stenosis, deg.,O.A.,spine surgeries, salivary/lymphectomies, NASH, COPD, RLS, UT/GI bleeds, hystero, brain/nerve damage,TB
Meds--INH,Plaquenil, Evoxac, Metformin, Synthroid, HCTZ, HRT and Lidocaine patchs, Voltaren gel, Klonopin, Vicodin, Restasis, Albuterol, steroids