Well, I'm glad to know that I'm not losing my mind!! I can't wait for the warmer weather so I can get outside and do the things that keep me moving like gardening and walking. We are supposed to get up into the 60's this weekend so I'm hoping that will help. I told my rheumy that if things didn't change by the next apptment I would agree to go back to the methotrexate. Amy, as far as the carpal tunnel goes, the pred definitely helps, but not always, so I go in about every 3 months to my orthapedist and he gives me cortisone injections to relieve the symptoms. Sometimes I'm not sure if it is the lupus creating the inflammation in the joints of the hands or the carpal tunnel is acting up. It seems like whenever I get these injections, I can back off many of the other meds, especially the prednisone. The problem is that unless I get the surgery done, this is the only way to keep it under control. I don't have very many symptoms during the day, just mostly at night when things get bad so I don't feel like I need the surgery yet. I asked him and he told me that I would be the one to tell him that I want the surgery. Thank you all for your responses. I feel pretty good today (so far) and I hope you all have a pain free day.
Hugs and Angels,