Hi Folks, I need to share my bad news and ask a question. I have been on Prednisolone for two and a half years, dose fluctuating. Four months ago, my right hip became painful, and each day got worse. Meanwhile I developed inflammatory arthritis and the PRED dose was increased to 30mg reducing by 2.5 every two weeks. I got down to 13mg. I saw my Rheutomologist yesterday, who sent me for a hip x Ray, only to find steroid induced avascular necrosis and nothing can be done apart from a replacement.
I was devastated. My question is,If the immune system is suppressed with Metrotrexate, and Sulfasalizine, would the wound heal O.K? Now I am urged to reduce steroids quickly. Thanks for help. Joan