5 days ago, I was discharged from the emergency assessment unit with no infections found. Instead, they suggested that increasing my prednisilone from 15 to 20mg per day might help with my symptoms.
However, my symptoms have got worse and I suspect the prednisilone is implicated somehow.
I am now waking at 4am each night, sweating and shivering, and during the day I am shivering continuously. My temp tends to be low, and pulse high (35.7 and 105 this morning). I am also nauseous and exhausted. Yesterday, an episode of diarrhoea was added. What joy.
Today, the 'smoking gun' seemed to be that I had my usual 10mg mid morning, and felt so-so. After I took another 5mg at lunchtime, exactly 45 minutes later, I had a terrible wave of nausea, dizziness and shivering, which is still washing over me now.
Doesn't this correspond to the timing of when the pred would be peaking in my bloodstream?
My rheumy nurse is due to give me a call this pm, but I wondered if anyone here has any thoughts or suggestions.
EDIT: 5.30pm. Rheumy nurse thought it unlikely to be the pred but said she would email consultant. Hope to speak to her again 2m. Apologies for posting so much recently, people. Sitting alone in the house all day feeling like you might pass out is not a recipe for sanity!