Hi all hope everyone is feeling well. well I have been in such horrific pain for the last few months was really out of ideas on what to do I could not function at all , not even everyday chores but...my rhumey started giving me a long acting steroid in injection form it is called Kenalog , I am sure you guys have heard of it you get a shot in the hip and it suppossed to last for 3 months well.. it doesnt really last that long but since I have been getting them I go for 1 and a half months with hardly any pain I still cant walk for a very long distance and I get some pain in the damp weather we have been having but I dont take a daily dose of pred anymore and my inflammation numbers have came down, unfortunatly it is a steroid and has the steroid side effects but it doesnt give me insomnia like a pred taper ,or the heart pounding and anxiety but like other steroids it can affect your bones,heart,and the dreaded weight gain , but if I have to take them anyway at least I can sleep and dont have panic attacks all of the time. just thought I would share this info just in case someone didnt know about this alternative to prednisone God Bless...................nona
dx Lupus,whith brain, kidney ,heart invovment
Rhumitoid Arthritis ,seizures ,autoimmune hepatitis.
Meds-planquanil, lamictal ,lopressor ,imdur ,nitro, vtaminD ,metformin,
synthroid, lortab, phenergan, xanax ,prednisone ,kenelog injections
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