I woke with the worst pleurisy of my lifetime yesterday morning. Unlike prior bouts with it, this is strictly my RA acting up. No fever, pneumonia or obvious infection. Yesterday was very uncomfortable but by evening I was having some moderate relief from increased prednisone. This morning the pain was back with a vengeance. I've been up and and about for a few hours, enjoyed a few bites of brunch with my husband but that's about all I feel I can manage for the day aside from cuddling my St. Bernard. Does anyone have a tip for getting through this in a little less pain? I'm also due to have my Actemra infusion Tuesday. I don't know how this latest development will play into if they will proceed with the infusion or not. I will call my rheumatologist in the morning to see if I need to cancel the infusion or not. I hope not as my joints are just now responding really well.
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