I know just what you are saying... can't get down from 5 mg. prednisone, our weather in Buffalo is nasty on a good day this time of year, and I look at every handful of meds and try to get up the foolish courage to decide I feel so lousy anyway, which of my eight twice a day meds can I stop taking. (It ain't gabepentin, that's for sure, I forgot to reorder it on time through Medco, and had to take half tabs for 9 days until it got here. Big mistake, I won't make again). I still have the locusts buzzing in my rt. ear. Can't put my ipod bud in it either. The impaired sound conduction drives me out of my mind. I learned that the gabepentin really helps soothe my screaming nerves. But, the cherry juice thought. I remember hearing or reading about a study with inflammation that did indeed strongly suggest good antinflammatory effect from tart dark cherry juice. And if I remember correctly, it was a reputable source study. It is hard to find in our market, but may be worth a try. One caution, I believe drinking it as juice is way better than taking it as a manufactured tablet. It is good mixed with apple or orange juice, too. I never got around to trying it in a bananna smoothie, my husband gets to it first.
hugs to all, suetoo
God knows, even if I don't....
CNS Lupus 2005, APS, Hashimoto's Thyroiditis
Meds: Plaquenil, Neurontin, Thyroid, Piroxicam, Aspirin, Atenolol and Norvasc, Prednisone 5mg daily and Paxil, Ambien every night.