I really do understand your issues with prednisone. it's a tough drug to love, but it keeps us alive! When you can tolerate only small doses it's hard to warrent needing to be on it, doesn't it? I mean 2.5mg is such a small dose. I wonder if your other lupus meds can be tweeked so that you can come completely off of the pred?
My issues with prednisone are that I need it for my lupus, but it makes my Fibromyalgia unbearable. It's a catch 22. I can't win for losing! I'm trying to taper down again to see if just a 1mg dose less will help my Fibro calm down, but still keep my lupus quiet. I have to run this past my rheumy first. It's really tough finding that balance isn't it.
I hope you get the whole pain med issue under your belt and finally dealt with. I can see how this is so exhausting for you. Haha, I tried Dilaudid for my post-surgery pain last month. HOLY CRAP. I took 2mg of the stuff and I was hallucinating, hearing voices and it wound me up so much I couldn't sleep. Plus it did squat for my pain! Hahaha.... That stuff is evil!! Clearly a drug I can't take again!
Take it easy and have a good Sunday Laura,
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, 2002), Sjogren's, Raynaud's, Libman Sach's Endocarditis, vasculitis, sacroiliitis, arthritis (neck), anxiety. Prednisone, Imuran, Coumadin, Clobazam, Amitriptyline, Didrocal, Cozaar, Zoloft, Neurontin, calcium, multi-vitamin, vitamin D, Magnesium, vitamin B6, Acidophilus