Been a while! My son got moved two weeks ago so I'm on my own in my apartment. So happy to see him settled somewhere and he has a couple of good job possibilities, whew!
Found an alternate pain control substance, which is related to marijuana but is legal here because it has no psychotropic effect. It's CBD from industrial hemp plants and I've been using it for almost 3 weeks and it is definitely working for me. The only negative is I feel good so I've been overdoing it, and had a flare this week. I think between overdoing, a reduction from 25 to 20 on the pred and one of my best friends having diabetic retinopathy diagnosed I was on overload. Rheumy had me go to 40 for 5 days and the symptoms have subsided. He wants me to drop to 20 on Tue. but I'm leery of that. Any advice?
Have also noticed that the gluten, dairy, sugar free diet helps a lot. Cheated badly one day and boy did I feel it. Definitely contributed to the flare!
Good night from Connecticut!