Morning peeps 😎
Unfortunately, after being giving more steroid injections (in my backside) over 2 weeks ago, I've had to start yet another course of prednisolone. Again, they haven't worked for me- I wish my consultant didn't keep insisting on giving them to me. It was becoming so difficult to walk, function, etc and I have to return to work next week full time! So I'm to take 30mg for 2 weeks then 20mg, then 10mg. My blood results from this week were completely up and down again: mostly too high or too low! My ESR:120! CRP:115 HB:10.4 Platelets:519! Also, I was hoping my iron would have improved after having taken iron tabs (ferrous fumarate 3 x 210mg daily) for 2 months but they're worse: Iron: 4.7 (was 6.8-should be over 9) That explains why I'm having to take to my bed for 2-3 hrs each afternoon!
Day 3 of prednisolone (30mg) and I'm still very stiff, sore and swollen but hoping for some relief soon - I've stopped my 90mg if Etoricoxib while I'm taking steroids as my rheumatologist said to- she said I shouldn't need it.
The sun's out today....hoping to catch some rays- happy bank holiday peeps (sorry Scotland 😎)