Steroids suppress inflammation by suppressing the immune system, which then enables Lyme/coinfections to burrow deeper into the body and become more well-established. That is why steroids are bad for those with Lyme. So if you do need the anti-inflammatory action of the steroids, make sure you are also on some kind of anti-Lyme treatment.
Chronic Lyme Disease, Gluten & Sulfite Sensitivity, Many Food/Inhalant/Medication/Chemical Allergies & Intolerances, Asthma, Gut issues (dysmotility, non-specific inflammation), UCTD ("Secondary Lupus-Like Syndrome"), Osteoporosis, Pancytopenia, chronic malabsorption/malnutrition, etc.; G-Tube; Currently TPN-dependent.
Meds: Zofran, Pulmicort, IV Ceftazidime, Heparin (to flush PICC line), Claritin, Colloidal Silver (used topically), probiotics, homeopathy.