Posted 8/10/2019 7:09 AM (GMT -8)
Have you ever checked the side effects of your medications? I see you do take quite a few. You might see some of the symptoms you are feeling as a side effect of your medications. A good site to use is drugs.com.
Also, write down your list of medications and show it to your pharmacist and see if any can cause interactions with the others. They would know this since pharmaceuticals are their specialty. This is a good place to start. So many times we are given medication to help with a symptom but nothing is ever taken away. And, perhaps all are needed!
If all looks good there, please talk with your doctor and make sure they have run tests to rule out other illnesses with many of the same symptoms...like lupus and Lyme disease. I have fibromyalgia and it has many of the same symptoms as lupus, Lyme disease and MS but I have had those ruled out. There isn’t a good test for fibro so we HAVE to get other illnesses ruled out before we are given a diagnosis. Our blood work comes back like we are the picture of health!
You might consider seeing a board certified rheumatologist if you haven’t already. They deal with the muscular and skeletal systems. When my back was killing me, I went to one and was put on ibuprofen with food and a muscle relaxer called Robaxin (methocarbamol) that has made a significant difference in all of my pain...especially my back. Prednisone can cause osteoporosis if you take it frequently and you certainly don’t need anything else to deal with. I developed that too.
I hope you get answers soon but you can start checking out your medications and it won’t cost you anything. 😊