So I've been sick for about
6 weeks now from bronchitis to chondrochondrytis (sp? inflammation of the cartilage between my ribs) to about
30 ulcers in my mouth and all the while, my joints started hurting worse and worse. Then about
2 weeks ago it moved from just my joints to what feels like all of my bones. I know its most likely the tendons/muscles surrounding the bones, but it feels like when I broke my foot...about
a month in..that constant horrible soreness and random sharp pains. I can't focus on anything else and it feels like...I can't even describe...that my bones are trying to move when the rest of my body doesn't want them too!
In any case, I'm seeking out a new rheumy as mine has been completely unresponsive in the past 6 weeks...thank god for my pcp.
I'm only on plaquenil for the lupus right now (on celexa, savella, norco, soma and valium for other problems) but none of it is helping this pain and if I weren't already losing hair, i'd be pulling it out. My pcp mentioned putting me on a titration pack of prednisone for a week or so to calm things down. Before I was diagnosed, I went to the ER in pain from what I thought was just my Fibro/CFIDS/SI dysfunction and she put me on 4 days of prednisone to calm down swelling in my hip and my whole body felt better - even though I hate being in steroids.
Question is...do you think this will help? I feel totally helpless because I can't sleep or distract myself from the pain. I know a lot of you have experience with the corticosteroids so any response would be helpful...or just if you experience the same thing...thanks so much!