(((Ginny))) I'm so sorry you are flaring like this. CAn you get shots in your joints from the rheumie to help? They also bump up your pred dose. I hope you don't have some kind of infection too, making the flare worse. It does seem odd for you to flare so bad on such a decent dose of pred. People just don't understand how crippling and sudden this disease is when it hits. I did a little work and I"m smack worn out, I mean beyond exhausted. I got stung by wasps and they now are infected from being on pred and also stillhave alot of poison in them since I just don't clear that kind of stuff very well. Just little things even make things worse.
The shots in my joints didn't hurt and helped alot. I hope that you get some headache relief. A small comfort besides a dark quiet room can be some tiger balm massged into your temples and the base of your skull. If I was there I could give you a ****su head massage, they work.
Frans hot soak sounds good, maybe some epsom salts. Its sad but everytime we think it gets bearable, something always happens. I will send good healing thoughts your way and hope you get what you need to finish up your shoots.
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