Hi Chaya, Don't worry about
how much you post if you got questions or rants or just need a shoulder that's what we are here for. As for your pain I don't know any doctor that would knock you our to give you shots. Maybe hypnosis ? In the end it will be well worth it. Also you really don't want to have circulation problems in your extremeities. You may wind up with some pretty nasty
open painful sores. Are you on plaquanil? I am on small doses of pred. with large doses of plaquanil. I hurt like crazy for a good 6 months. Now the plaq has started to kick in and I am doing much better. It can take a long time though before the plaq kicks in. When I would get really bad like you are discribing I took an extra 10 or 15 mil of pred and it started working the same day. My doctor tells me on bad days she doesn't care if I take extra. Of course she knows I hate it and overdose would never happen.
I hope you get feeling better soon
Lupus, possible Crest, COPD, Cervical Cancer survivor. Osteoporosis
Prednisone 5mg, Plaquanil 800mg,Evista60mg, Effexor 150mg, HCTZ25/Triamterene37.5mg,Xanax x3
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