i should be so utterly desperate, that i was able to say yes to pred.
i was at my wits’ end, having flares every single day despite the medications i take. i take meloxicam, Anarex(paracetamol+orphenadrine), eperisone, tramadol, duloxetine(Cymbalta) and pregabalin(Lyrica). and i slap on ketoprofen plasters over my joints. but all of these were in vain.
so i told my psychiatrist to call my rheumy to see what she recommends for prednisolone. she says 5mg for 2 weeks, so i’ve been on it for a few days.
but it seems like the anti-inflammatory effects of my medictions doesn’t reach my shoulders and left greater trochanteric bursa.
i’m still at my wits’ end, and sick and tired of the chronic pain.
after edit: i pleaded my psychiatrist to up both Cymbalta and Lyrica, and he acceded to my request. how delighted i was. and since i’m now home, i took a short burst of 20mg of prednisolone in a bid to quell the inflammation that just wouldn’t go away. still flaring though.