I am in one of the worst flares I have ever been in. I had an injection of steroids on Tuesday last week. Missed most of the week at work. I am still really hoarse, fatigued and in pain. I went to work today but only worked 5 out of 8 hours. My boss told me to just work half days if I can until I get better. She is an awesome boss.
Anyway, called Dr. and she put me on prednisone and said to call her in two days to let her know how I am feeling. Then tonight I started having intermittent pain in my lower ribs on the left side. It got so painful I had to take a vidodin. I'm worried that I might be developing Pleurisy.
I have never had to take regular pred. I've been on Medrol packs but not the straight stuff. I know that it can weaken your immune system, plus I am already on Methotrexate also. Should I expect to be totally wiped out and vulnerable to other illnesses now? I work in a school, probably the worst place to work besides a hospital when you have an autoimmune disease.
Well, thanks for reading if you got this far. Just moaning and feeling like poor me. I know I will get better just have to take one day at a time.
In the meantime, I am crocheting Prayer Shawls for those who are sick or in need of encouragement. That at least gets my mind off of myself.
**Pulmonary stenosis, High blood pressure, IBS, degenerative disc disease, vertigo
"No matter what happens, God is in control. He is God, I am not, what a relief!"