Hi all! Just needed to whine a bit. I had to have an unexpected surgery on 12/9/15. Surgery went well. Fast forward 3 weeks and I went into the worst flare I've had since my initial onset flare before diagnosis 1.5 years ago. I was in agony, so I went to my rheumy yesterday and he gave me a steroid shot as well as a 2 weeks course of steroids by mouth. My first question is: How long does it take for the shot to kick in? and second: Have any of you ever had a surgery throw you into a flare? I've had joints hurt in this flare that have never hurt before, like my hips and thumbs, on top of all the usual suspects hurting x10. Hopefully the steroids will kick in soon.
PS: This is a picture of our two babies with my husband. They all make me smile, and I can use that today!