Hello everyone. not so bright and sunny today..........so my Dr say's that I am probably having a reaction to prednisolone or sertraline (antidepressant) or maybe both! I have to start reducing sertraline from 100mg to 75mg. I have to keep on reducing the steroid, and also do a 24 hr urine sample to check for my cortisol levels. he mentioned Addisons disease but thinks it is unlikely to be this but is being cautious. Praying I haven't got that , the 24 hr sample will be a new experience! So I am living day by day in a total daze, my balance is really bad and I am so whoozy driving is not on. It is so weird that although I am mostly pain free and mobile from the RA due to the steroids, I am now unable to function properly because of these other effects. Its like having a tantalizing glimpse of life with more control over the RA and then wham its turned on its head, because of drugs. I am lucky I have such a good GP and in fact my Rheumy is good too and the nurse very kind and supportive.one of the things I find hardest is knowing the effect these ups and downs have on my family. They are wonderful but it is hard for them to see me go through these things.....when I was so ill from the methotrexate my little girl was very upset. It is hard to explain to a little one about RA. I just pray that somehow I will get a treatment that will get things under control so life for us all can be a little bit more 'normal'. thank you for the continuing support from this site. I'm going to cuddle our new Dachsund puppy!
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