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!"