Morning (afternoon!) loopies
Haven't written for a while as going through a bad patch but have been wondering about triggers for flares.
I am on prednisolone at the moment and for the first 6 weeks it seemed to have done the trick in keeping the symptoms (specially joint pain) at bay.
I have been trying to do everything right, eating well, lots of rest, preserving my 'spoons' however a few weeks ago i had a late night and went to bed at 3am. Ever since then i have been flaring badly.
I've had a swollen nine month pregnant looking stomach, sweats, radiator body, extreme joint pain in fingers, wrists, elbows and feet, swollen face around my eyes, muscle aches, breathlessness the lot!
So my question is.....do you think that all of this could have been triggered from the late night that night? I have presumed it is but am astonished that chatting to friends in my pjs until 3am could have caused this massive effect!
I've had to take days off work again due to the pain which I hate doing.
I'm bracing myself for a worsening of this flare as last night was another v late night as i was working (am family and criminal solicitor) and was at the police station until 2am. Really not ideal but unfortunately I can't control the speed that the met police work at!
Feeling v sorry for myself. Am in bed resting with my entire body aching and joints in pain. Just want this to all go away but I know it won't. I don't want to up the steroid dosage but I can't have this pain. There are going to be the odd nights (2 in the last 8 weeks) that I am up late.
Any suggestions as to whether this could trigger such a massive reaction or is it that I'm getting used to the steroids and they aren't as effective anymore?