On 21/04/2015 my Rhummy Dr put me on a trial period of steroids to see how I got on. They were to be for 4 weeks and then he would see me within 8 weeks. After reading the leaflet that came with the steroids Predisone (can't spell it), I terrified myself, that I was going to have all these side effects. What I did find was that I felt a lot better, I started to feel more like me which I had not felt since 2010 when all this started. When the 4 weeks trial had finished, I could see the change and starting to feel poorly and excessive tireness/exhaustion crept back in. So I have been counting the days till the 8 weeks was up, when I could go back and see the Rhummy Dr to tell him how effective I found the steroids. Problem.....the 8 weeks are up next week, but the only appointment that they can offer me is 04/08/2015. I have contacted the secretary, and said that if I have to wait till then can I not have a prescription or for the Rhummy Dr to contact my GP for them to issue them. I received a abrupt, no, it was only a trial and I would have to be seen in clinic first. So I now have to wait for the appointment.
My question is did other people find steroids effective and also, are they on a long term treatment with them.