I posted last week about being in a NASTY flare (the worst since diagnosis 1.5 years ago!) and went to Rheumy and he gave me a steroid shot and steroid pills for 2 weeks. Well after a couple of days the shot and pills kicked in and WOW! I felt great! Then a week later, all h&$*& has broken loose in my body! It almost seems like a rebound effect of some kind. I emailed my rheumy yesterday and told him what was happening and he said it was time to add a second drug to my routine (currently only on hydroxy) and called in sulfasalazine. I start on this today (that is if I can get to the pharmacy, it's snowing/icy here in TN).
Then this morning I woke up with something new to the mix...swollen very painful lymph nodes in my neck and under my arms. Is this just another step in this nasty flare dance? And, have any of you had a steroid shot work beautifully then just a week later have it stop working and your symptoms get worse? Ugh, I just want to scream! Thanks for letting me whine!