I was taken off Leflunomide last Autumn as it was causing severe high blood pressure and put on track to start Humira. To bridge the gap I was given a reducing dose of Prednisolone - 2 weeks 20mg/daily, 2 weeks 15mg, 2 weeks 10mg and 4 weeks 5mg. Even on the 5mg/daily I felt fairly normal and capable of doing everything I had to do, work, caring for myself etc. As soon as I stopped, even though I had started the Humira I had a massive flare up. It's been five weeks now and I'm struggling to do anything and in terrible pain. I've had three Humira injections but they haven't helped yet. Is it worth asking for more prednisolone? Would I be allowed it? Would my GP be able to prescribe it? How much lasting damage does this sort of dosage really do?
I'll make a GP appointment in the morning but I usually have to wait two or three weeks to see him. I'm due to see my Rheumy end of Feb but don't think I can wait that long.